XLCS Partners, Inc., a leading middle market investment bank, is pleased to announce that Patrick Warren has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Patrick will be based in Chicago, Illinois and Richmond, Virginia. His focus will be on strengthening XLCS’ private equity relationships by sourcing and executing sell-side M&A advisory and other corporate finance assignments.

“Personal character is of paramount importance at XLCS Partners and Patrick certainly fits well with our organization,” said Bob Contaldo, XLCS Chairman. “He also brings a long-term track record of capital markets success to our firm and a skill set that will continue to help us deliver high quality outcomes for our clients. His relationships, cultivated over many years, will further fuel the growth we’re experiencing.”

“Patrick’s experience will directly add value to our existing client relationships and help us further expand our service to private equity funds,” said Joe Contaldo, Partner. “We are excited to have Patrick join our team.”

Patrick joins XLCS after working with BB&T Capital Markets and Fifth Third Securities, where he served as a Principal in their Investment Banking Group. Prior to his four years with BB&T, Patrick was a Vice President at Belhealth Investment Partners. He began his career as an investment banking analyst at KPMG, and as an associate at Harren Equity Partners. Throughout his 15 year career in investment banking and private equity, he has completed more than 40 M&A and corporate finance advisory assignments. Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in finance and management, and holds FINRA Series 79 & 63 licenses.

About XLCS Partners, Inc.
XLCS Partners is an investment banking firm providing M&A advisory services to select clients globally. More information is available at www.xlcspartners.com.