BDA is pleased to announce the following promotions as of 1st July, 2013:

– Justine Mannering to Managing Director
– Taylor Whitman to Director

Euan Rellie, Senior Managing Director, said, “Justine and Taylor have both been successful in originating and executing transactions in New York over the last two years. They are playing an increasing leadership role in our cross-border marketing effort, working closely with our partner firm, William Blair. They are each advising sponsors and corporates across several sectors, notably in agriculture, industrials, health, and in our burgeoning consumer & luxury practice. We’re pleased to be making significant progress in our transpacific business, particularly representing sophisticated sellers in both Asia and the US. Our pipeline is strong, and we expect to close a impressive range of transactions in the coming months”.

About BDA
Business Development Asia LLC (“BDA”) is a leader in cross-border investment banking in Asia. BDA advises on M&A, capital raising, and restructuring. BDA has been consistently owned and managed by the same team since 1996. BDA has a track record of providing independent advice to blue-chip corporate and financial sponsor clients from North America, Europe and Asia. BDA was named Investment Banking Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor in both 2012 and 2010. BDA is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Bahrain, Seoul and Tokyo. BDA formed a partnership with William Blair & Company in 2011. BDA carries out its US securities business through BDA Advisors Inc. BDA Advisors Inc is a broker-dealer, registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and SIPC. www.bdapartners.com

Justine Mannering, CFA | Managing Director
Justine Mannering is a Managing Director of both BDA and of BDA Advisors Inc., the firm’s registered broker-dealer, based in New York. Ms. Mannering joined BDA in 2011. She was previously in the Financial Sponsor Group at DC Advisory Partners, formerly Close Brothers Corporate Finance in London, where she worked from 2004-2011. She has advised on buy-side, sell-side, debt, restructurings and IPOs for private equity and corporate clients. Ms. Mannering was assigned to the Boston office of Harris Williams from 2006-2007. She has experience in agriculture, retail and consumer, healthcare, industrial, financial services, support services, and technology. Recent clients have included AgFeed Industries, D&H, Global Infrastructure Partners, ICICI Ventures, Majestic Wine, Montagu Private Equity, Mothercare, Radiant Research, Vision Capital, and Wockhardt. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) with KPMG and is a CFA Charterholder. Ms. Mannering is an Australian citizen, and graduated from Rhodes University in South Africa with a B Commerce in Accounting and Commercial Law.

Taylor Whitman | Director
Taylor Whitman is a Director based in New York. He joined BDA in 2011. He was previously Vice President of Business Development at Gale International, a real estate development and investment firm, where he managed investments across the US, China and Korea. In 2009, he opened the Gale International China office, and worked on several proposed city-scale projects, with Western multinational partners including 3M, Cisco Systems, and United Technologies, as well as forming strategic partnerships with Asian banks, developers and capital sources. Before that, he was an Associate in the Capital Markets Group at IDT Corp, a US$1.5bn revenues telecoms and energy company, where he was responsible for corporate development, capital raising, and M&A. Before that, Mr. Whitman was an Analyst at Citigroup Venture Capital, a US$2.5bn private equity firm. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

For more information, please contact Euan Rellie in New York at +1 212 265 5300.

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