Hamilton Clark & Co. was originally organized in Houston, Texas as McKenna & Company in 1989. Throughout the early and mid-1990s we assisted numerous Southwest-based public and private companies that were overlooked by large Wall Street firms and by regional investment banking firms that had merged into larger financial institutions. Typically our transactions are private equity financings sourced from venture capital investors or from strategic corporate investors who were looking to extend their R&D activities by investing in promising new technologies. We also assist private companies in selling their businesses, we help large companies divest of non-core operations and we make principal investments in very early-stage companies.

Due to its Houston location, we worked with a number of energy and energy technology companies, including independent oil and gas companies, oil field service and supply companies and integrated oil and gas companies. Based on the prior corporate and investment banking experience of our partners, we are sought out by companies that want Wall Street experience but without the cost of a Wall Street investment banking engagement.

In the summer of 1996 Price Waterhouse acquired the assets of McKenna & Company as PW sought to build a U.S. corporate finance practice. We became the Houston-based energy practice of PW Corporate Finance, and John McKenna became the head of PW's energy corporate finance practice in the U.S. During this period, our NASD member-firm, McKenna Securities Company, was sold to Dominion Financial Partners and focused its efforts on early stage, technology-based, venture capital investing. In 1999, we started the energy technologies group for PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities.

In 2003 we organized Hamilton Clark & Co. and acquired Hamilton Clark Securities Company from Dominion Financial Partners.

Today, our investment banking and government consulting is focused exclusively on energy technology companies (traditional, clean, sustainable and renewable). We continue to offer our clients the same commitment as we did when we began in 1989, stressing integrity and professional Wall Street investment banking experience.

“Two American heroes, two great challenges, 200 years ago”

On July 11, 1804 America witnessed the death of its first Secretary of the Treasury. Considered America’s first investment banker, Alexander Hamilton convinced investors to finance the ultimate transaction, the birth of an infant country. Its value proposition was freedom and democracy for all. As a co-author of the Federalist Papers he died “believing he must meet his challenge on the field of honor.”

Less than two months earlier, another great American embarked on the ultimate due diligence assignment, “to reach the western ocean” and figure out what America actually bought in the Louisiana Purchase, its first big acquisition. Together with Meriwether Lewis, William Clark commanded “one of the most momentous journeys in American history.”

Challenging assignments …experience counts.

Hamilton Clark Securities Company is a member of FINRA and SIPC.
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