Mizuho Hires Three Senior Corporate and Investment Bankers in the Automotive, Consumer, and Energy Sectors

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mizuho Americas today announced the strengthening of its North American Banking coverage with three new Managing Director appointments. Andrew Karnovsky will cover automotive, Angela McCracken will focus on energy, and Heidi Sandquist will cover food and beverage. The hires are part of Mizuho’s build-out to expand its product suite expertise under the guidance of Mizuho’s Co-Heads of Corporate and Investment Banking Michael Keating and Keith A. Wargo.

“Andrew, Angela and Heidi bring extensive transaction experience and proven track records for growing client relationships through outstanding results,” said Andrew Dewing, Head of North American Banking. “Our banking commitments in these sectors will benefit from the expanded scope of services and counsel we provide and our business is better positioned to broaden its client base.”

Andrew Karnovsky has spent 14 years in automotive and industrials banking, most recently as Director of U.S. automotive and commercial vehicle investment banking at RBC Capital Markets, and prior to that in the General Industrial Group at Jefferies. He will be based in New York and is a graduate of Emory University and Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law.

Angela McCracken brings more than 20 years of experience to Mizuho as Deputy Head of Energy. She most recently served as head of leveraged energy corporate banking at Deutsche Bank and held senior roles at Citi and Key Bank. She will be based in Houston and is a graduate of Baylor University.

Heidi Sandquist is highly regarded for complex trade finance solutions and has more than 20 years of corporate banking experience. She served as Director and COO in Deutsche Bank Securities’ Corporate Banking Coverage team. She joins from BMO Capital Markets, where she was Director of food, consumer & retail corporate banking. Sandquist is a graduate of The University of Chicago and NYU Stern School of Business.

About Mizuho Americas
Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution comprising several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. With professionals in offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Chile, Mizuho’s operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network. Learn more at mizuhoamericas.com.

Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG). Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of December 31, 2017, its total assets were $1.8 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuho-fg.com.

For inquiries, please contact:

Jim Gorman
Director, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
+1-212-282-3867
jim.gorman@mizuhocbus.com

Laura London
Assistant Vice President, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
+1- 212-282-4446
laura.london@mizuhocbus.com

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