TORONTO–Black Spruce Merchant Capital Corp., a Calgary-based merchant-banking firm focused on the energy sector, bolstered its ranks, bringing aboard investment banker Jeff Barber, Sonny Mottahed, Black Spruce’s chief executive, confirmed.
Mr. Barber, who couldn’t immediately be reached, joins Black Spruce from the Canadian arm of Raymond James Financial Inc. (RJF) and in doing so reconnects with his former colleague Mr. Mottahed, previously head of international oil and gas with Raymond James in Calgary.
Mr Barber’s hiring also comes after Black Spruce recently added Melanie Love, a former energy analyst at Canaccord Financial Inc. (CF.T), a Canadian brokerage firm.
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