ICR Capital Hires Anna Shearer to Enhance Convertible and Equity Derivatives Advisory Practice

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, announced today that its broker-dealer affiliate, ICR Capital, has hired Anna Shearer as Managing Director in its Convertible and Equity Derivatives Advisory team. Ms. Shearer will focus on capital markets advisory efforts related to convertible securities and equity derivatives and will report to Syed Raj Imteaz, Head of Convertible and Equity Derivatives Advisory.

“We have received a tremendously positive response from clients on our Convertible and Equity Derivatives Advisory effort, and the addition of Anna – a world class capital markets and derivatives lawyer and structuring expert – will strengthen our franchise and further solidify our ability to provide innovative capital markets solutions and a highly differentiated service to our clients,” said Mr. Imteaz.

“We are excited to have Anna join Raj in our growing convertible and derivative advisory effort, as we endeavor to provide the full range of equity and equity linked advisory services to our clients,” commented Lee Stettner and Steve Parish, Co-Heads of ICR Capital.

ICR Capital provides corporate management teams and financial sponsors with the independent objective advice and expertise they need to execute a wide range of financial transactions, including IPOs, follow-on offerings, block trades, and convertible and equity derivatives transactions.

“I am thrilled to join ICR Capital and can’t wait to contribute to the Convertible and Equity Derivatives Advisory team,” said Ms. Shearer. “I’ve spent my entire career advising clients on the regulatory, legal and contractual aspects of capital markets and equity derivatives transactions, and I’m excited to apply that knowledge to help our clients achieve great outcomes.”

Ms. Shearer has 14 years of experience advising, negotiating, and structuring various equity finance, equity derivative, and equity-linked product transactions. Most recently, she served as Senior Capital Markets Counsel at Wells Fargo, and prior to that, she was a Director and Counsel at Barclays. Ms. Shearer began her career at Shearman & Sterling LLP where she worked in both the Capital Markets and the Derivatives groups. She received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Columbia University.

About ICR

Established in 1998, ICR partners with its clients to execute strategic communications and advisory programs that achieve business goals, build awareness and credibility, and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly-differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 750 clients in approximately 20 industries. ICR’s healthcare practice operates under the Westwicke brand (www.westwicke.com). Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America, maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Boston, Baltimore, San Francisco and Beijing. Learn more at www.icrinc.com. Follow us on Twitter at @ICRPR.

About ICR Capital

ICR Capital, member FINRA/SIPC, a registered broker-dealer affiliate of ICR, provides transaction advisory services related to IPO execution as well as follow-on and convertible notes offerings, equity and debt capital raises and block trades. The firm provides independent advice on all aspects of the transaction process to help clients make better informed decisions. ICR Capital’s advisory expertise in combination with ICR’s industry leading communications capabilities helps clients achieve their transaction objectives, while establishing a foundation to maximize long-term equity value. Learn more at www.icrcapital.com.


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