DALLAS, March 29, 2012 – Civitas Capital Group is pleased to announce that James C. Crigler, III, Tina R. Hou and Gabriel A. Hidalgo have been named partners of the firm.

“We value the expertise that Jim, Tina and Gabriel bring to Civitas Capital and we recognize how their contributions have grown our firm, enhanced our services and expanded our client base,” said Daniel J. Healy, chief executive officer of Civitas Capital Group. “This is an exciting time for our firm and we are proud to have such a world-class team of executives leading the way.”

Crigler joined Civitas Capital in 2010 and is responsible for product development and management of the firm’s worldwide marketing strategy. His background includes investment sourcing and asset management. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La.

Hou has been with Civitas Capital since 2010 and is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the firm’s investors around the world. She also is involved in product development and execution of marketing strategies through multiple channels in domestic and global markets. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Hidalgo joined the firm in 2010 with a background in real estate investment. At Civitas Capital, he leads the firm’s investment analysis and management team. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

About Civitas Capital Group

For investors seeking a more progressive and objective evaluation of the options available, Civitas Capital Group is an independent specialty asset management and financial services firm with operating divisions focused on Alternative Investments, EB-5 Funds, Securities and Wealth Management. Civitas evaluates the truth that lies at the core of every investment. We dig deeper, using a rigorous process to evaluate investment opportunities, both traditional and emerging, from every angle.