Jim LeBuhn is a senior director and head of the not for profit health care group in Fitch Ratings’ public finance department. He is responsible for analyzing hospital and long-term care credits as well as managing the personnel, policies and procedures within the department. Jim has experience in all aspects of healthcare finance.
Prior to joining Fitch in March 2005, Jim worked in the health care investment banking group at Cain Brothers & Company in Chicago. He was involved in the structuring of debt financings for hospitals and continuing-care retirement facilities including a $70 million start-up financing for a senior living facility in the Midwest. Prior to joining Cain Brothers, Jim was an institutional salesman at Ziegler Capital Markets Group in Chicago. He was involved in the structuring and pricing of over $5 billion in new issue underwritings including many lower investment grade and non-investment grade health care borrowers.
Jim has over 20 years of experience in analyzing, structuring and/or selling tax-exempt health care debt. He earned a BA in economics and political science from Northwestern University. He is a member of the Chicago Municipal Analyst’s Society and lives in Arlington Heights, IL.