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Executive Director

Russell Owen

Russ resides in Atlanta and serves as an Executive Director with Fifth Third’s Financial Sponsors Group, a part of Fifth Third Securities, Inc. (“FTS”). He offers a broad range of experience to his sponsor relationships having worked in M&A advisory, leveraged lending, corporate lending as well as private equity investing. Russ has developed expertise in M&A advisory, equity financings, bond financings, cash flow lending, asset-based lending, derivatives, and hedging. During his career, he has focused on advising on M&A transactions and debt & equity financings in a broad variety of industry sectors. Russ joined Fifth Third in 2017. Previously, Russ spent seven years at SunTrust Robinson-Humphrey in their corporate & investment bank focused on large corporate as well as healthcare investment banking clients. Before SunTrust Robinson-Humphrey, he worked at Morgan Keegan & Company, Wachovia Securities and Tucker Anthony in M&A advisory roles. Russ also previously worked at Huron Capital Partners and Citizens Capital in private equity investing roles. Russ received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The College of William & Mary and a Master of Business Administration with High Distinction from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He currently holds the Series 7, 79 and 63 licenses from FINRA.

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Navigating the complexities of today’s market requires a specialized and experienced advisor. Fifth Third Investment Banking partners with owner-operators, strategics and financial sponsors to provide mergers & acquisitions (M&A), capital raising and strategic advisory services, both sell-side and buy-side. Our professionals have a long track record of tailoring solutions to unlock value and help our clients reach their critical business milestones. We collaborate across industries and geographies to provide every client with thoughtful advice and diligent transaction execution, supported by a full-service capital markets platform and a leading commercial bank. We have a national presence from coast to coast with over 125 investment bankers, six industry groups and eight offices.
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