Siebert Financial Corp. ( NASDAQ: SIEB) today announced a letter of intent for the sale of its Capital Markets division to top-ranked municipal finance firm Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C. Terms of the preliminary agreement were not disclosed. The Siebert Capital Markets Group offers Institutional clients equity execution services on an agency basis, as well as equity and fixed income underwriting and investment banking services. “We are pleased to execute the letter of intent with Siebert Brandford Shank & Co.,” said Jane H. Macon, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Siebert Financial Corp. “Importantly, it builds upon the strong legacy of integrity and devotion to client services established by our founder, Muriel F. Siebert, the First Woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. Mickie was a staunch supporter of equality in the world of business, and this agreement positions the Capital Markets Group to utilize key synergies at SBSCO.” Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc. owns 49% of Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C., which was founded in 1996. Siebert Brandford Shank has had aggressive growth since its inception, managing deals for state and local governments across the country totaling over $1 trillion in municipal transactions. The firm is the top-ranked minority- and women-owned municipal bond underwriting firm in the country and is the only minority and women-owned firm ever nationally ranked in the top 10 among all such firms in the country. About Siebert Financial Corp. Siebert Financial Corp. is a holding company which conducts all of its brokerage operations through Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc. The firm became a member of the New York Stock Exchange in 1967, when Ms. Siebert became the first woman to own a seat on the Exchange. Siebert Financial is based in New York City with additional retail branches in Boca Raton, FL, Beverly Hills, CA and Jersey City, NJ.
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