Seaport Global Securities Expands Energy Infrastructure Team

10/10/17

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seaport Global Securities LLC, a full-service investment bank, today announced that it has expanded its equity team with the addition of Managing Director and Senior Energy Infrastructure Analyst Bernie Colson and Managing Director and Institutional Salesman Wayne Sansiviero, whose primary focus is growing the firm’s energy infrastructure business with institutional clients. Together, they bring 41 years of experience covering the energy infrastructure space and join Managing Director and Senior Energy Infrastructure Analyst Sunil Sibal who covers both credit and equity securities in the space.

Bernie brings 16 years of investment research experience both on the sell side and buy side, primarily covering energy infrastructure and master limited partnerships (MLPs). He was previously Managing Director of Equity Research at Oppenheimer & Co., where he covered energy stocks across the value chain, including gathering & processing, pipelines & storage, retail propane distribution, oilfield services, exploration & production, and general partners. He also previously worked at Global Hunter Securities, predecessor to Seaport Global Securities’ equities division. Prior to his sell-side career, Bernie invested in energy infrastructure and electric utilities on the buy side at firms such as Tortoise Capital Advisors, Waddell & Reed, and Citigroup Asset Management. He holds a bachelor's degree from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Business School.

Wayne brings 25 years of experience in securities sales and capital markets with a specialization in midstream and US energy infrastructure companies. Prior to Seaport Global, he was Managing Director at Clarksons Platou where he spent five years spearheading and launching midstream sales, trading and research and serving as relationship manager to institutional and family offices making investment in master limited partnerships. Wayne also spent over 15 years at Lehman Brothers, Oppenheimer and Global Hunter Securities in capital markets, syndicate and sales roles with a focus on natural resources and midstream. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and resides in Huntington, NY.

Ed Lainfiesta, Partner of Seaport Global, said, “We are very excited to have both Bernie and Wayne rejoin our equity team to expand our energy infrastructure franchise. They are proven thought leaders in the space.” He added, “Energy infrastructure is a key component of the energy value chain. Leveraging our expertise in upstream oil & gas exploration & production, oilfield services, refining, coal, gas utilities, and chemicals, our energy infrastructure expansion will be an integral part of our energy strategy. ”

About Seaport Global Securities

Seaport Global Securities LLC (www.seaportglobal.com) is a full-service investment bank that offers investment banking, capital markets, financial advisory, sales, trading and research services.

Co-headquartered in New York and New Orleans with offices across the US and in Europe, Seaport Global pairs its extensive knowledge and relationships in the Energy, Industrials, Materials, Transportation and Healthcare industries, with a large platform of equity and fixed income sales, trading and research. The firm’s forward-thinking practitioners, backed by decades of experience, focus on meeting clients’ goals in all business and economic cycles.

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