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LHA Launches Business Development Services Unit, Opens Office in Cambridge, Mass.


11/13/2012 2:21:09 PM

NEW YORK & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LHA, a leading provider of best practices global investor and media relations services, announces the firm’s expansion to the greater Boston area with the launch of its Business Development Services unit via a strategic alliance with FEP Capital Advisors, a business development advisory based in Cambridge, Mass. FEP Capital Advisors was founded by Rick Pierce, a seasoned business development and investor relations executive, who will now lead this new unit as well as expand LHA’s presence in greater Boston.

Mr. Pierce joins LHA as a Senior Vice President and will serve as a senior strategic advisor to clients, develop new business opportunities and establish and grow LHA’s Business Development Services unit. The mandate for this unit is to pursue strategic business development initiatives by leveraging LHA’s acumen and relationships with senior executives across a number of industry verticals.

To expand LHA’s investor and media relations service offering in greater Boston, Mr. Pierce initially will focus on opportunities with biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical technology, healthy living and other technology companies.

LHA partners Keith Lippert and John Heilshorn said, “We welcome Rick’s business development expertise as an added dimension to servicing the needs of LHA’s clients and look forward to building our presence in the Boston business community. For nearly 30 years LHA has helped growth companies achieve business objectives through strategic investor and media relations programming, and incorporating business development services is a natural evolution for our firm.”

Prior to founding FEP Capital in 2007, Mr. Pierce served as a senior finance, business development and investor relations officer for three publicly traded companies, including at Javelin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which merged with Hospira, Inc. Prior to that he spent 12 years in the investment banking divisions of Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers, advising corporate and high-net-worth clients, venture capital firms and hedge funds. During his banking career Mr. Pierce specialized in the technology, healthcare and biotechnology sectors. He has been involved in a number of highly successful IPOs, secondary offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions and strategic business development transactions.

On joining LHA, Rick Pierce commented, “The Boston area is home to some of America’s great growth companies and is well-known as an incubator of innovation in science and technology. I am excited to share LHA’s investor and media relations expertise with area entrepreneurs and corporations, while bringing a new business development offering to LHA’s clients. Together we look forward to helping companies create new and lasting value through investor and media relations and business development services on an integrated or stand-alone basis.”

About LHA

LHA, formerly known as Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, is a leading provider of global investor relations, media relations and business development services. Founded in 1984, LHA has offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Cambridge, Mass. Staffed by teams of professionals with extensive experience across multiple industry sectors, we partner with public and private companies to define objectives, set strategy and implement custom-designed programming utilizing industry best practices. By creating client identity and communicating strategic vision, LHA builds awareness, enthusiasm and sponsorship among target audiences to maximize shareholder value. Quite simply, LHA delivers results that matter.

WWW.LHAI.COM

Contacts

LHA

Keith L. Lippert/John W. Heilshorn

Phone: 212-838-3777

Fax: 212-838-4568

KLippert@lhai.com/JHeilshorn@lhai.com

or

Rick Pierce

Phone: 617-714-5125

Fax: 617-945-7191

Rpierce@lhai.com



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