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Imperial Capital Announces Agreement to Acquire USBX

Los Angeles, Calif. -- Imperial Capital Group, LLC, and Imperial Capital, LLC ("Imperial Capital"), a full-service investment bank based in Los Angeles, has entered into an agreement to acquire USBX Inc., and USBX Advisory Services, LLC ("USBX"), a preeminent boutique investment banking firm focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Consummation of the acquisition is subject to regulatory approval, which the companies anticipate receiving within 30 days.

The proposed acquisition is part of Imperial Capital’s continued expansion efforts. Over the past two years, Imperial Capital has added 27 professionals to its investment banking department. Upon completion of the acquisition, the firm will employ 54 investment bankers that are actively advising clients in financing, restructuring and M&A transactions. The addition of the USBX team will add measurable depth to Imperial Capital’s existing M&A expertise and deep sector knowledge in specific vertical markets in which they have leading practice groups. Imperial Capital’s Investment Banking Group is widely recognized for its expertise in serving the investment banking needs of middle market companies and institutional investors in such companies.

“Imperial Capital has been pursuing an aggressive growth plan adding top investment banking professionals with the goal of increasing the services that we provide to our clients,” said Jason Reese, President of Imperial Capital. “The addition of the USBX team is the perfect compliment to our existing professionals and will increase our M&A capabilities and expertise. John E. Mack III, the CEO and co-founder of USBX, will serve as the head of M&A at Imperial Capital following the consummation of the merger.”

“The transaction with Imperial Capital is an exciting opportunity for us to take our business to the next level as part of a stronger, more diversified platform that can offer a comprehensive set of products and services to our clients” said John E. Mack III, CEO of USBX. “In turn, USBX brings to Imperial Capital our significant expertise and experience in M&A and the four vertical markets where we operate specialty practices: Security (both commercial and homeland), Government IT and Business Services, Technology, and Consum