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Merchants Capital Hires New Vice President, Capital Markets

CARMEL, Ind. – Leading financial services company Merchants Capital today announces that Darren King has joined the firm as Vice President of Capital Markets.

With more than 20 years of real estate experience, King is a recognized authority in the industry, possessing substantial knowledge in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), commercial real estate (CRE) and structured products.

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Darren King

King joins Merchants Capital from Trepp, where he served as head of CMBS, responsible for product management. Prior to this role, he held a senior position as a CRE credit specialist at Davidson Kempner Capital Management and served as a portfolio manager at both Semper Capital Management and Jerica Capital Management. He also served as an executive director at UBS Investment Bank where he focused on CMBS trading and capital markets.

In his new role, King will focus on expanding Merchants Asset Management, a New York-based registered investment advisor, which is focused on the launch of several bridge loan debt funds and new permanent financing products. “Given our company’s recent milestone in loan production, there is a continued push to find new and flexible solutions to manage our balance sheet proactively and efficiently,” said Evan Gibson, Senior Vice President and Head of Capital Markets at Merchants Capital. “Darren’s experience will be a vital resource in our ability to utilize the capital markets for our clients nationwide. We are pleased to welcome Darren to the Merchants Capital team.”

King holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Virginia and is based out of the company’s New York office.

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