Comerica Securities expands services by forming new investment banking group » Dallas Innovates

Comerica Securities, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Comerica Bank, has launched a new investment banking group that is national in scope.

Comerica said the new team expands the capital markets solutions and services it offers commercial and wealth management clients to include mergers and acquisitions and private placement advisory services.

“As a leading business bank, we strive to provide our clients with a comprehensive suite of products and services,” Bill Murdoch, executive vice president, head of Comerica Capital Markets, said in a statement. “The addition of M&A and private placement advisory services is an exciting development in the growth of Comerica’s capital markets capabilities, allowing us to better support our clients in achieving their growth and ownership strategies.”

Group members are initially based at Comerica’s Dallas headquarters and Detroit office.

Jack Mayer, head of investment banking, will lead the division. He joined Comerica in May 2022 after holding senior management positions at top-tier firms including UBS, Capstone, Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ).

Mayer is joined on the investment banking team by:

  • Nicholas Amos, managing director, investment banking, joined Comerica in August and has more than 30 years of M&A advisory experience with leadership roles at firms including AMS Advisors, Bear Stearns & Co., Credit Suisse and DLJ.
  • Jeff Wilson, managing director, investment banking, joined Comerica in September after serving as managing director of American Industrial Acquisition Corp. His more than 25 years of M&A advisory experience includes various leadership roles at Houlihan Lokey.
  • Brian Miller, director of investment banking, is a Comerica veteran with more than 16 years of experience. He joined the bank as a senior credit analyst and has held various management positions. Most recently, he was a vice president in the Environmental Services Division.

In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Michigan, California, Florida and Arizona. Comerica also has select businesses operating in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $85.4 billion as of Dec. 31.

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