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Morgan Stanley Veterans Launch New Investment Banking Advisory Firm – Dean Bradley Osborne

SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK – February 23, 2012 – Former Morgan Stanley senior investment bankers Gordon Dean, Mark Bradley, Nicholas Osborne, Bryan Andrzejewski and Robert Berner today announced the launch of Dean Bradley Osborne, a new investment banking firm with presence in San Francisco and New York City. With more than 100 years of collective experience advising global leaders on their most important strategic and financial transactions, Dean Bradley Osborne offers bulge bracket expertise across a range of investment banking advisory services, including: mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, restructuring, debt and equity capital raising, shareholder relations and financing and general partner advisory services.

In a joint statement, the partners of Dean Bradley Osborne said: “By bringing together a banking team with an exceptional track record across a range of products and industries in an environment free of institutional conflicts, Dean Bradley Osborne provides superior focus on and results for our clients.”

As part of its launch, Dean Bradley Osborne is proud to announce today that it served as a financial advisor to URS Corporation in its $1.26 billion acquisition of Flint Energy Services Ltd., which was announced on February 20, 2012. “We are extremely pleased to be associated with a global leader like URS Corporation and to assist it in successfully announcing this important strategic acquisition. We look forward to continuing to deliver independent, impartial and sound advice to boards of directors and management teams facing critical decisions about the future of their companies,” said the partners of Dean Bradley Osborne.

Messrs. Dean, Bradley, Osborne, Andrzejewski and Berner have collectively worked on hundreds of transactions. At Morgan Stanley, Dean previously served as a Managing Director and as a Vice Chairman of Investment Banking; Bradley served as a Managing Director and Chairman of the Financial Sponsors Coverage Group; Osborne served as Managing Director and Head of Global Technology M&A; Andrzejewski served as Head of West Coast Corporate Finance Execution; and Berner served as Head of the Food, Beverage and Consumer Group and was subsequently a partner at CVC Capital.

“We are all grateful for our many years at Morgan Stanley, the relationships we built with our clients and our former colleagues there, and we look forward to continuing to build on those important relationships,” added the partners of Dean Bradley Osborne.

About Dean Bradley Osborne
Dean Bradley Osborne LLC is a client-focused investment banking partnership that provides a range of financial advice and strategic advisory services to its clients through its subsidiary, Dean Bradley Osborne Partners LLC, a broker-dealer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA. Our partners bring over 100 years of experience advising global leaders on their most important transactions. For more information about Dean Bradley Osborne LLC or Dean Bradley Osborne Partners LLC, please visit our website: www.DBOpartners.com

Contact:

Gordon Dean
gordon.dean@dbopartners.com

Mark Bradley
mark.bradley@dbopartners.com

Nicholas Osborne
nicholas.osborne@dbopartners.com

Bryan Andrzejewski
bryan.andrzejewski@dbopartners.com

Robert Berner, III
rob.berner@dbopartners.com

Dean Bradley Osborne
415-367-6000
info@dbopartners.com

www.dbopartners.com