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LM Capital Securities, Inc. and its affiliate, LM Capital Corparation, have been dedicated to providing high quality investment management and investment and consulting services since 1988. Built on the cornerstones of integrity, professionalism and superior performance, our primary interest is meeting our clients expectations and setting new standards for industry best practices.

LM Capital's strength lies in the depth of its experience and the breadth of capabilities of the firm's founder. LM Capital is research driven and value oriented, and its founder is expert in identifying and converting undervalued opportunities into successful investments, and in raising billions of dollars in financings for public and private entities.

The solid reputation of LM Capital's principals have enabled them to develop many contacts critical to developing or implementing a successful corporate or strategic financing plan. Through an extensive network of contacts within the business and financial communities, the firm has been able to add resources that add value well beyond its own.

LM Capital uniquely combines venture capital and corporate finance capabilities which provides the firms clients with a number of financing options. These activities also provide access to a diverse approach to investments, including real estate and venture capital as well as traditional stock and bond portfolios.

 

 

 

LESLIE M. CORLEY

FOUNDER 

Mr. Corley has 30 years of experience in the investment industry, spanning securities research and analysis, investment management, corporate finance, and strategic planning. He founded LM Capital in 1988 after a seven year career at Kelso & Company in order to pursue a broader range of investment banking opportunities.

While a general partner at Kelso & Company, the firm that invented Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Mr. Corley chaired its Executive Committee and developed the investment criteria followed by the firm in its merchant banking activities. As partner, he was involved in arranging over $1.5 billion of financing for eleven buyouts, and the $16 million invested in these transactions resulted in profits of approximately $88 million. He also headed financial advisory engagements with such clients as Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; Koppers; Barry Wright Corporation; Graniteville; and, while at LM Capital, IBM and Charter Medical Corporation.

Shortly after joining Kelso & Company in 1981, Mr. Corley was involved with the successful $140 million buyout of Dentsply International, Inc. in 1982. Some of the subsequent major buyout transactions involving Mr. Corley were: Dan River ($227 million); American Sterilizer ($229 million) and Blue Bell, Inc. ($668 million).

Earlier in his career, Mr. Corley worked with the renowned Peter Lynch at Fidelity Investments in Boston in the 1970's, where he was responsible for investments in the food, beverage, tobacco, textile, and apparel industries. In 1977, Mr. Corley left Fidelity to join Norton Simon, Inc., one of the companies he followed, in acquisition and corporate strategic planning. At Norton Simon, he was instrumental in the $174 million acquisition of Avis, Inc.

Mr. Corley earned a B.S. degree with High Honors in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He is a former member of the boards of directors of Enterprise Florida, Inc., where he chaired its Small Business Advisory Council, the Criminal Justice Commission of Palm Beach County, the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. He also served as Chairman of the Florida Atlantic University Foundation board of dirctors and on the National Advisory Board for Small Business Development Centers.

 Mr. Leslie M. Corley appears in LinkedIn.

 

 

 

 

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