The announcement follows the firm’s hire of Managing Directors Manish Gupta in May 2022 and Hector Torres in September 2022. Blann joins the firm with more than 23 years’ investment banking experience – most recently as Managing Director in Cantor Fitzgerald’s Healthcare Services Group, where he led the firm’s advisory practice for multi-site physician practice management, across a number of medical specialities including dental, dermatology, gastrointestinal, ophthalmology & optometry, orthopaedics, radiology, urology, and veterinary, amongst others.

Blann has completed over 75 M&A transactions in his investment banking career and led numerous high-profile M&A and financing transactions in the Healthcare sector. Most recently, Blann advised Baypine on its acquisition of Pinnacle Dermatology (a portfolio company of Chicago Pacific Founders), Children’s Choice Dental Care (a portfolio company of Amulet Capital) on a strategic business combination and debt refinancing, Guardian Dentistry Partners (a portfolio company of NKP Capital) on a significant debt capital raise, and D4C (a portfolio company of Cressey) on a strategic capital raise.

Scott Wieler, CEO, DC Advisory US, commented: “The rapid expansion of our global Healthcare practice demonstrates our commitment to the industry – and the expertise we need to truly make a difference to our clients domestically and internationally. Rich’s wealth of experience complements Manish and Hector brilliantly – and combined we now cover many critical parts of a growing industry vertical, at a time where the sector is seeing focus and investment. Welcome Rich!”  

Rich Blann, Managing Director, DC Advisory US, said: “DC Advisory’s unique and global platform – combined with its growing brand in North America – makes this an incredibly exciting opportunity. Joining Manish and Hector in the US, and a team of global experts, provides an environment to deliver the right advice for clients – new and existing – in this space. I’m excited!

This marks the 16th senior hire to the global firm in the past 24 months. DC Advisory continues to invest in the acquisition of top talent across multiple sectors and product areas – bringing its total Managing Director count to 100+ across 22 international offices, with 650+ bankers.

Managing Director hires in the globally in the past 24 months includes: Laura Mendez (Consumer, Leisure & Retail);  Hector Torres (Healthcare) Michael Wieczorek (GP Secondaries) Abhijit Chiripal (Financial Services / Sponsor coverage) Manish Gupta (Healthcare); Gretchen Tibbitts (Media & Telecom); Ellis Chaplin (Aerospace, Defense & Government Services); Rodrigo de la Viuda (Infrastructure); Francesco Moccagatta (CEO, Italy); Darren Gange (Consumer, Leisure & Retail); Todd Wilson (Industrials); John Lanza (Business & Tech-Enabled Services); Paul de Hek (Co-CEO, Netherlands); Robert Ruiter (Co-CEO, Netherlands) and Tom Krasnewich (Industrials).  


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