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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ducera Partners, a leading independent investment bank headquartered in New York City, announced a strategic expansion with the opening of an office in Los Angeles, California.

The move comes after several years of active advisory work on behalf of clients in California and more broadly in the Western part of the country. As part of the expansion, Ducera Partners announced the hiring of Jeff Raithel and John Hill who will be based in the newly opened Los Angeles office. Having a dedicated Los Angeles office will allow Ducera Partners to offer additional insights, connectivity and expertise to its existing clients and assist them in taking advantage of opportunities across the West Coast.

Ducera Partners has been involved in a wide range of high profile advisory assignments since its founding in June 2015. Notably, Ducera Partners has advised on more than $250 billion in transactions across various industries, including representations of Monsanto in connection with its $66 billion sale to Bayer, the California Public Utilities Commission with respect to the ongoing bankruptcy of Pacific Gas & Electric, as well as other matters related to the state’s investor-owned utilities, and various bondholder groups in connection with the restructuring of Puerto Rico.

Michael Kramer, CEO of Ducera Partners said, “Opening a Los Angeles office is a natural evolution of our Firm and comes at a time of increasing transaction activity. More than ever, clients on the West Coast are looking for a trusted adviser to assist them in pursuing and closing complex corporate finance transactions. We already have a solid business base across the West Coast and with the addition of Jeff and team we look forward to expanding this further.”

The expansion to Los Angeles underscores Ducera Partners’ ongoing commitment to fostering innovative solutions to evolving client needs. The opening of the Los Angeles office will allow clients located in the region to benefit from Ducera Partners’ world-class financial advisory services and the client-centric approach that is a fundamental tenant of the Firm. Through this expansion, Ducera Partners foresees an ability to provide clients going through transformational business events and accustomed to attention from senior leadership from service providers, access to Ducera Partners’ world-class advisory services.

About Ducera Partners

Ducera Partners is a leading investment banking advisory practice focused on providing trusted, independent advice and innovative solutions to decision makers in complex and transformative corporate finance transactions. Since its founding in June 2015, Ducera Partners has advised on over $250 billion in transactions across various industries. Ducera Partners has offices in New York and Los Angeles. For more information about Ducera Partners, please visit


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