Laidlaw & Company is a firm that mainly specializes in investment banking and brokerage services. The firm helps individuals, and private and public institutions across the United States and the United Kingdom to raise capital. Some of the investment banking services through which this firm facilitates capital creation include equity placement, debt placement, mezzanine capital placement, acquisition financing, among other services. The firm also offers advice on acquisition, fairness opinions, financial restructuring and divestitures.
Laidlaw has been in the market for more than 170 years since its inception and owns offices in various towns across Europe and the United States. To ensure proper service delivery, the firm has enough staff, which total to more than 150 employees. The employees are Brokercheck.FINRA-registered and work under dual SEC authorization. This makes it easy for the firm forger good relationships with its clients internationally, open businesses in other nations and seek clients worldwide.
Laidlaw & Company has undergone significant development changes since its inception. For instance, in 2004, the company expanded its operations by opening offices in Texas, California and Florida. The following year, the firm introduced a fund aggregation method to facilitate venture into investments such as insurance, consumer, technology and pharmaceuticals through pooled investment strategy. In 2010, Laidlaw expanded this strategy, allowing for inclusion of private securities in private issuers including LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. In 2011, the firm launched capital market, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical services, and research and banking initiatives related to health care. The year that followed involved the addition of metals, natural resources and mining to the company’s capital market strategy and investment banking services that were already in existence.
As of 2016, the executive team of Laidlaw and Company is as follows:
Mr. Matthew D. Eitner – Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Hugh J. Marasa – Senior Managing Director of Private Placements.
Mr. James T. Ahern – Managing Partner and Head of Capital markets.
Mr. Craig Bonn – Senior Managing Director.
Mr. Hugh Regan – Executive Director of Investment Banking and Head of Laidlaw Private Equity.