Fifth Third Securities, Inc. Advises Diamond Metals Distribution, LLC on its Recapitalization with Kian Capital



Fifth Third Securities, Inc. served as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Diamond Metals Distribution, LLC in connection with this transaction.

About Diamond Metals Distribution, LLC 
Diamond Metals Distribution, LLC is a Cleveland, Ohio based steel service center with customers that include tool and die shops, mold shops, machine shops, and general metalworking manufacturers. Diamond provides value-added services, such as production saw cutting, flame cutting, pre-squared finishing, and grinding and milling services to tool steels, hot and cold rolled steels, powdered metals, and alloy plates and rounds.

About Kian Capital 
With offices in Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC, Kian Capital is a private investment firm that makes mezzanine debt and equity investments in leading lower middle-market companies across a broad range of industries, typically providing between $5 million and $20 million of capital per transaction. Kian partners with management teams and independent sponsors to build and grow successful, high-quality businesses. Kian’s team has deep expertise across the capital structure, including control private equity, mezzanine debt and leveraged senior debt, which enables Kian to be flexible, value-added partners to help support the long-term objectives of business owners.

About Fifth Third Capital Markets 
Fifth Third Capital Markets provides value-added advice and solutions aimed to support the growth, profitability, and capital needs of corporate clients. Fifth Third Capital Markets’ services include investment banking++, debt capital markets+, bond capital markets++, equity capital markets++, financial risk management+ and fixed income sales and trading++. The group has offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville, Dallas and Memphis, and provides services across a variety of industries/verticals spanning Large Corporate, Mid Corporate, Consumer & Retail, Diversified Industrials, Energy, Gaming, Lodging, & Leisure, Healthcare, Real Estate, and Technology, Media and Telecom.

+ Services and activities offered through Fifth Third Bank 
++ Services and activities offered through Fifth Third Securities, Inc.

About Fifth Third Bancorp 
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of Sept. 30, 2017, the Company had $142 billion in assets and operated 1,155 full-service Banking Centers and 2,465 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to nearly 55,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third also has an 8.6 percent interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of Sept. 30, 2017, had $348 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $36 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor informationand press releases can be viewed at Fifth Third's common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol "FITB." Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC

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