Comerica Securities Broadens Services by Forming New Investment Banking Group

Comerica said the new team broadens the capital markets solutions and services its offers commercial and wealth management customers to include mergers and acquisitions, as well as private placement advisory services.

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

Comerica said the new team broadens the capital markets solutions and services it offers commercial and wealth management customers to include mergers and acquisitions, as well as private placement advisory services.

“As a leading bank for business, we seek to provide our customers with a comprehensive suite of products and services,” Bill Murdock, EVP, 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 customers’ achievement of their growth and ownership strategies.”

Initially, the group’s members are based in Comerica’s Dallas headquarters and in the Detroit office.

Jack Maier, head of Investment Banking, will lead the division. He joined Comerica in May 2022 after serving in senior leadership roles at top-tier firms including UBS, Capstone, Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ).

Joining Maier on the Investment Banking team are:

  • 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 for American Industrial Acquisition Corp. His more than 25 years of M&A advisory experience included various leadership roles at Houlihan Lokey.
  • Brian Miller, director, Investment Banking, is a veteran at Comerica with more than 16 years of experience. He joined the bank as a senior credit analyst and has ascended to various leadership roles. Most recently, he was a vice president in the Environmental Services Department.

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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