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Farlie Turner Announces Healthcare Hire and Office Expansion

By: Mike Turner - Date: 06/22/2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. June 22, 2015 – Fort Lauderdale-based investment bank Farlie Turner & Co. ("Farlie Turner") is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Calton as Managing Director to lead the firm's healthcare practice. Chris joins Farlie Turner after having spent 18 years in investment banking advising a wide range of healthcare companies on merger and acquisition and capital raise transactions. Prior to Farlie Turner, Mr. Calton was a Managing Director for the M&A advisory firm The Jordan Edmiston Group in New York where he primarily focused on advising companies in healthcare and EH&S software industries. Prior to Jordan Edmiston, Mr. Calton was a Managing Director for Nashville-based Avondale Partners, a healthcare focused investment bank. During his nine years with Avondale, Mr. Calton helped spearhead the growth of their healthcare practice advising companies in a wide range of segments and specifically leading the firm's efforts in sourcing and executing transactions in healthcare IT, EH&S software and related software industries.

In conjunction with the hiring of Mr. Calton, Farlie Turner is also pleased to announce the opening of an office in Nashville that will accelerate its expansion into healthcare and serve to build on other key practice areas, including business services and transportation and logistics.

Commenting on the new hire and office, Mike Turner, a Managing Director with Farlie Turner, said "We are thrilled to have Chris join our platform and help expand our healthcare practice. Chris has a great background and depth of deal experience in the sector that will elevate our activity and presence in the market.  We believe that his background in healthcare services and information technology provides him with a unique set of skills and experience. We're also excited to open an office in Nashville, which in addition to Fort Lauderdale and Houston, will serve as the firm's third office."

Chris Calton added, "I'm excited to join Farlie Turner and look forward to building out their healthcare vertical and leading the growth of their Nashville office. The city is a hub for large healthcare providers and growing healthcare technology companies making it a great location to build out a healthcare practice.  Being from Nashville, I am also passionate about the unique aspects of the entrepreneurial culture and city that has helped to make it a thriving economic center for healthcare."

Mr. Calton started his investment banking career with Robertson Stephens & Company in San Francisco and also worked in the Technology M&A Group at Thomas Weisel Partners in San Francisco and New York.  He earned a BA from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA and a MBA from Columbia University in New York.

Chris can be reached at ccalton@farlieturner.com.

About Farlie Turner

Farlie, Turner & Co., LLC, and its affiliate Bayshore Partners, LLC, a broker-dealer registered with FINRA, provide merger and acquisition, private placement and financial advisory services to middle market companies. 

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