Reynolds Advisory Partners announces hiring two new senior bankers

Reynolds Advisory Partners (“RAP”) is pleased to announce the additions of A. Kendall Raine at our firm, each based in our Los Angeles office. Mr. Raine will lead the firm’s Financial Institutions and Specialty Finance Practice.

Mr. Raine’s career in investment banking spans 20 years during which time he has advised major international financial institutions as well as middle market banks and specialty lenders; completing over $27 billion of financing and M&A transactions. As part of Bear Stearns’ Financial Institutions Group, Mr. Raine managed M&A assignments on behalf of a number of clients including Bank of America, Security Pacific Bank and Union Bank of California. Mr. Raine founded and ran the Specialty Finance Group for A. G. Edwards & Sons, then the largest investment banking firm headquartered outside New York. At Edwards, Mr. Raine completed over 80 transactions for Business Development Companies, mortgage REITs, money center and regional banks.

Prior to his career in investment banking, Mr. Raine served as CEO of a United Pacific Bank and Director of East West Bank, F.S.B. Mr. Raine began his career in banking in the Asia Division of Chemical Bank in New York and Indonesia.

Mr. Raine has an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School and a BA from Denison University.

Doug Reynolds, Managing Director of Reynolds Advisory Partners, commented:

“Kendall is a great additions to Reynolds, providing us true vertical expertise in financial institutions/specialty finance and great additional capabilities in building materials, engineering, construction and other industrial sectors. Moreover, Kendall provides extensive execution experience will be helpful in all areas of our growing M&A and corporate finance practice. With these additions, our six senior bankers now have collectively closed over 300 M&A and financing transactions worth over $60 billion.”