NEW YORK, NY, June 13, 2016 – Capital Link (New York – London – Athens – Oslo) is pleased to announce the addition of two senior members to the team, Sandy Reddin and Kathleen Menten. Sandy and Kathleen will be based out of Capital Link’s New York offices and will focus on expanding the firms’ Investor Relations clientele while bringing their global investment banking and capital markets expertise to the Capital Link Investor Relations and Advisory Services businesses. Capital Link strategically focuses on the maritime shipping, energy, and related infrastructure sectors.
Prior to joining Capital Link, Sandy was the Head of Maritime Investment Banking with KGS Alpha Capital Markets. Before KGS Alpha, he served as a Managing Director with Knight Capital where he was instrumental in the formation and growth of the Maritime Capital Markets, Corporate Services and Private Placement businesses. At Knight, he was responsible for originating both public and private equity and debt transactions.
Prior to joining Capital Link, Kathleen was with KGS Alpha Capital Markets as the Head of Sales & Syndicate for the Investment Banking group and responsible for all placement functions. Before KGS Alpha, she served as a Managing Director with Knight Capital managing Corporate Access where she was responsible for all transaction and non-transaction based road shows.
Nicolas Bornozis, Capital Link President and CEO stated “Capital Link has become the premiere go-to platform for information and networking in the sectors we service. This year we celebrate our twentieth anniversary as a firm. Our business consists of three interconnected verticals; Investor Relations, Advisory Services and Investment Conferences. Our expertise and footprint in Investor Relations, where we work with many of the U.S. and European listed shipping companies, enables us to render high quality bespoke services to our clients and at the same time to put together top quality large scale Investment Conferences around the globe. We organize twelve such conferences each year, seven of which relate to the maritime sector. These conferences which raise awareness of the industry to a larger audience, help promote our clients, and enhance our industry branding and outreach. As a consequence the conferences feed into and enrich our Investor Relations practice. Our Advisory Services practice focuses on strategic introductions of our clients to a wide range of private and public capital sources, including the commercial and investment banks, with which we work closely. Capital Link has put together a unique operational platform with unequalled infrastructure, industry footprint and investor penetration. Sandy and Kathleen will be tremendous assets in taking our business to the next level, bringing to Capital Link years of expertise and deep contacts in the industry and investor community.”
Sandy Reddin stated “Capital Link is one of the most recognizable names in the industry and among investors and financiers around the world. Nicolas has done a remarkable job building the firm to its current level of success. Capital Link has managed to combine expertise and a strong footprint not only among the institutional investor and maritime financier community but also among financial advisors, who play an increasingly important role for maritime MLPs and maritime stocks in general. Leveraging Capital Link’s reputation and capabilities, we will work with the Capital Link team to enhance access to investors, analysts and providers of capital, presenting our clients with a compact, vertically integrated and results oriented range of services.”
Kathleen Menten stated “I am confident that my expertise in syndicate placement and corporate access will contribute to Capital Link’s Investor Relations and Advisory functions, enhancing our Investor Targeting and Outreach capabilities and thus optimizing the benefit to our clients. Global capital markets are vast and complex and the maritime sector has only captured a small percentage of the overall investor universe.”
She continued saying “Capital Link is an important player in investor education, through corporate and investor webinars, conferences, industry reports and weekly newsletters, which expand the profile of the Maritime industry and capture a wider investor and lender base. Investor education and building industry awareness are key factors in the success of the Shipping industry as we aim to expand the investor universe following the maritime sector.”
ABOUT CAPITAL LINK, INC. Founded in 1995, Capital Link is a New York based investor relations, financial communication and advisory form with strategic focus on the maritime, commodities and energy sectors, MLPs, as well as Closed-End Funds and ETFs. In addition, Capital Link organizes ten investment conferences a year in the United States and Europe all of which are known for combining rich educational and informational content with unique marketing and networking opportunities. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange. Based in New York City, Capital Link has presence in London, Athens & Oslo.