NEW YORK – Sagent Advisors, a leading independent investment banking advisory firm, announced today that Scott Baxter has agreed to join the Firm as a Managing Director and Head of Energy. Mr.Baxter has over 25 years of energy investment banking experience and has been a primary advisor in sourcing and executing over $150 billion in corporate energy M&A transactions. He has worked on more than $30 billion in restructurings, advised numerous independent special committees, rendering over 30 fairness opinions, and has been involved with numerous equity financing transactions. Prior to joining Sagent, Mr. Baxter opened and directed the Houston office for Petrie Partners, and served most recently as their team leader in advising Noble Energy on its nearly $4 billion acquisition of Rosetta Resources. Prior to that, his career has included roles as Head of the Americas for J.P. Morgan’s global energy group, a Managing Director in Citigroup’s global energy group, head of his own firm, Baxter Energy Partners, an upstream corporate energy M&A advisory firm with offices in New York, Houston and Calgary, and serving as head of the energy group for Houlihan Lokey. Joseph Donohue, Sagent’s Co-Chief Executive Officer, said “We are so pleased to have a banker of Scott’s caliber and reputation for providing high quality, independent advice to lead Sagent’s efforts in the Energy sector.”