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Jeff Thieman

Jeff leads Fifth Third’s Financial Sponsors Group, a part of Fifth Third Securities, Inc. (“FTS”) where he is responsible for practice development, strategy, and delivery of Fifth Third Capital Markets advisory, debt and equity capital markets, and leveraged finance solutions to the private equity community. Previously, Jeff was a Managing Director with the Healthcare Corporate & Investment Banking group where he was the Head of Fifth Third Bank’s Healthcare Sponsor Leveraged Finance business. Jeff joined Fifth Third Bank in April of 1999 and progressed through various roles in Risk Management, Treasury Management, General Industries, Specialized Lending, Distressed Debt & Restructuring, and Healthcare. He was instrumental to bringing the Healthcare Corporate & Investment Banking group to market in 2006. In 2010, Jeff transitioned into the Bank’s Special Assets Group, where he led the distressed healthcare leverage loan portfolio. In 2011, he rejoined the Bank’s Healthcare Vertical as the Head of Sponsor Leveraged Finance. He attended The College of Wooster where he played varsity football and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.

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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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