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News/June 1, 2017

FMI Forms Houston-based Energy Service & Equipment Investment Banking Team

FMI enhances its financial advisory services within the Energy Industry, including the energy service & equipment sectors, through the hiring of Barry Donovan and Michael Chevalier-White as managing directors and Alex Woo as vice president.  The Houston-based team’s activities involve participants in the services and products sectors of the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas and other energy and process-related industries.  Barry, Michael and Alex have advised on 160+ closed M&A and equity/debt transactions totaling $30 billion in value.

Prior to joining FMI, Barry and Michael were managing directors in the energy investment banking groups of Raymond James / Morgan Keegan, providing merger, acquisition, private placement and public offering advisory services to the energy service & equipment industry.  Barry and Michael were the founders and managing directors of Paragon Advising, an investment bank acquired by Morgan Keegan, which served the energy and other process industries.  Before forming Paragon, Barry was director of corporate finance and client services of Simmons & Company, an investment bank focused on the oil & gas industry, and Michael was a senior manager at Ernst & Young.  Prior to joining FMI, Alex worked for Lazard Frères, a global M&A advisory bank, where he worked on a variety of M&A and advisory transactions, including private placements, buy and sellside engagements and activist defense. In addition to investment banking experience, Alex worked for ENSCO International, the largest global provider of offshore jack-up drilling rigs, in its management training program.

Chris Daum, FMI CEO, states, “With approximately 70 years of combined financial advisory / energy experience, Barry, Michael and Alex bring extensive knowledge and expertise in serving oil & gas service and equipment companies and investors, allowing them to provide customized solutions and exceptional results to clients.”

Barry Donovan, FMI managing director, states, “Michael, Alex and I look forward to working closely with our new FMI colleagues to strengthen our respective relationships and enhance our services offering within the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas and other energy and process-related industries.”

FMI Capital Advisors- Houston Contacts:

Barry Donovan
Managing Director
bdonovan@fminet.com
713-936-4982

Michael Chevalier-White
Managing Director
mchevalierwhite@fminet.com
713-936-4966

Alex Woo
Vice President
awoo@fminet.com
713-936-4960

About FMI Capital Advisors:

FMI Capital Advisors, a subsidiary of FMI Corporation, is a leading investment banking firm exclusively serving engineering and construction, infrastructure and the built environment, including Oil and Gas. With over 600 completed transactions, our unique industry focus enables us to provide our clients with valuable insight and advice. Clients gain access to our unparalleled network of industry contacts and relationships, deep market knowledge and technical expertise.

About FMI Corporation:

For over 60 years, FMI has been the leading management consulting and investment banking firm dedicated exclusively to engineering and construction, infrastructure and the built environment.

FMI serves all sectors of the industry as a trusted advisor. More than six decades of context, connections and insights lead to transformational outcomes for clients and the industry.

FMI helps you build your foundation for tomorrow and optimize your business for today. Industry Focus. Powerful Results.

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