Lincoln Crowne & Company expands to Asia

Nov. 28, 2006 – Boutique Australian Investment Bank Lincoln Crowne & Company announced today that it has opened a full time office in Singapore.

The Singapore office will be headed by Mr Grant McCarthy, formerly of Yahoo !. McCarthy will assume the role of Managing Director – Asia.

On the expansion Lincoln Crowne & Company’s Founder & Managing Director Nicholas Assef said: ‘This is a natural step for our Firm, as we have been servicing clients across Asia for some years now. I am pleased that Grant McCarthy will assume the role in Singapore, given his vast working experience in that country whilst a senior executive with Yahoo !. LCC is also looking at other opportunities for expansion in Asia, as we believe that there is enormous potential to develop our operations across the region.’

McCarthy said: ‘ I have worked previously with Lincoln Crowne & Company when they were providing services to Yahoo ! in Australia. This is an exciting challenge, and I look forward to contributing to LCC’s existing expertise in the areas of Telco, Media and Technology.’

About Lincoln Crowne & Company

Lincoln Crowne & Company is an independent investment bank undertaking transactional and strategic consulting engagements across the Australian and South East Asian marketplaces. LCC has specific expertise in the Telco, Media and Telecommunications sectors and the Services sector – with a focus on financial services, tourism & hospitality and labour hire. Lincoln Crowne & Company also has a growing number of private equity investments which are principally in young growing companies.

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