Kingswood US, a part of the Kingswood Group, has announced the extension of its improved full-service in-house investment banking and capital markets capabilities.

The firm provides wealth management and business-building services designed particularly for the independent financial advisor.

It is part of a network of independent wealth management firms that manages over $13bn in client assets across the world and includes an SEC-registered registered investment advisor (RIA) and two FINRA-licensed broker-dealers.

Kingswood US has expanded its capabilities through the hiring of Edward Tsuker as CEO and Ariel Imas as president of Kingswood Investments, a unit of Kingswood Capital Partners.

Tsuker and Imas will be in charge of expanding the team and setting up comprehensive investment banking and capital market services.

Kingswood Investments’ main objective is to provide access to capital to mid-market businesses that are going through various levels of operational, financial, or market-driven change.

The company facilitates industry relationships as well as a wide network of internal and external operating resources that can bolster customer businesses and improve value.

Kingswood Investment’s team aims to expand investment banking which focuses on raising capital for middle-market companies in three verticals, namely healthcare, technology, and natural resources and energy concerns.

Kingswood US CEO, president and managing partner Michael Nessim said: “We are excited to continue Kingswood’s momentum with the expansion of our in-house investment banking and capital markets business.

“Under Edward’s and Ariel’s experienced and steady leadership, Kingswood Investments will take advantage of opportunities to offer a new type of investment banking service to clients, while greatly adding to the overall growth of our organisation. Higher growth allows us to invest more across Kingswood to position the firm for future growth.”