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Sept. 9, 2015

McQuilling to broaden its foundation in global marine transportation with
JonesTrading's reach into capital markets

New York – 9 September 2015 – McQuilling announced today a strategic alliance between McQ Holdings and JonesTrading Capital Markets Group.  This relationship will provide a broad capital markets platform to the transportation industry. 


Headquartered in New York, both McQ Holdings and JonesTrading will utilize their collective global reach of over 30 combined offices to provide capital solutions including:  Public market traditional equity and debt transactions, At The Market Issuance programs (“ATM’s”), and structured transactions. The Group will also focus on providing select Private transactions and Private Equity blocks.


John Schmidt, President and CEO of McQuilling Partners, Inc. said: “Capital markets exposure has been a long-term objective of ours.  With JonesTrading we have found the perfect complement to meet this goal. This alliance is another milestone in our strategy to provide diversified services to our worldwide client base.” 


With this relationship, JonesTrading Capital Markets Group, established in 2010, will have the opportunity to connect its over 1,000 institutional shareholder network to the global transportation sector for a more efficient capital raising process. 


Moe Cohen, Head of Investment Banking, JonesTrading Capital Markets Group said: "JonesTrading believes this alliance with McQuilling will bring efficiencies in capital raising to the transportation industry.  McQuilling is a clear market leader in providing services to the Maritime space over the past 40 years. Pairing McQuilling’s services with JonesTrading’s capital market expertise along with its unique access to over 1,000 institutions promises to be a very powerful combination. Institutions will finally have access to real-time data and insight into rates and demand.”


Bryan Turley, Managing Director of Investment Banking, JonesTrading added, "Working again with McQuilling and with Mark Sanor is very exciting. In our previous firm we brought some innovative ideas to the transportation sector and now with this partnership we will be a formidable team.”
About McQuilling Partners
McQuilling Partners is a privately owned marine services company, providing transportation services to clients in the shipping, commodity and financial services industries. McQuilling operates from offices located in New York, Singapore, Athens, Caracas, Dubai, Houston, Lima, Mexico City, Mumbai, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro. 
About McQ Holdings
McQ Holdings, headed by Angelos Meimeteas and Mark Sanor, leverages long-standing relationships with capital providers, particularly with family offices, insurance and pension funds and private equity, to provide strategic solutions to companies in transportation and related industries including shipping, energy, bulk commodities, and industrials.  McQ Holdings is a dba of Trump Securities, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC.
About JonesTrading
JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC is one of the oldest and largest Block equity trading firms in the U.S., and a worldwide leader in U.S. equity block trading. Since 1975, the sole focus of JonesTrading has been creating liquidity for institutions on an unconflicted basis. The ability to provide a secure, trusted platform connecting a diverse group of market players enables the firm to unlock liquidity, providing best quality execution for larger and more complex trades. Member FINRA & SIPC