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Guy Downing

About Guy Downing

Guy Downing is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Columbia West Capital, an investment bank based in Scottsdale. He can be reached at (480) 664-3905 or at gdowning@columbiawestcap.com. Mr. Downing has twenty years of investment banking and financial advisory experience, including nearly a decade of major-market investment banking experience. He has successfully executed more than 70 transactions representing a total value in excess of $25 billion, including M&A advisory assignments, strategic financial advisory, IPO's, Equity Offerings, Debt Restructurings, Syndicated Bank Loans, High Yield Debt Offerings, and Investment-Grade Debt Offerings. Prior to co-founding Columbia West Capital, Mr. Downing served as an Executive Director of CIBC World Markets (formerly Oppenheimer & Co) Investment Banking Group based in Los Angeles, primarily focused on capital raising activities and M&A advisory. Prior to that, he served in the Global Investment Banking group at BT. Alex Brown in New York, primarily working with Financial Sponsor Groups involved in structured-finance oriented MBO's and LBO's. Additionally, Mr. Downing served a four-year tenure with the Caesars Casino and Hotel organization in various financial roles. Mr. Downing holds a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Downing is registered with the FINRA (formerly NASD) and has a series 7, 63, and 24 securities license.

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