Robert Berstein Joins JEGI CLARITY as Managing Director

Robert Berstein Joins JEGI CLARITY as Managing Director

New York, NY, January 5, 2021 – JEGI CLARITY, the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing and technology sectors, headquartered in New York, NY, is pleased to announce that Robert Berstein has joined the firm as Managing Director. A 20+ year senior banker covering Internet and Digital Media, Bob will further expand JEGI CLARITY’s global leadership across these core markets. He will join Michael Hirsch in the firm’s Boston office.

Prior to joining JEGI CLARITY, Bob was at Piper Sandler, serving as Managing Director and Head of Internet and Digital Media. He led the firm’s coverage efforts in digital content, e-commerce/marketplaces and advertising/marketing, and recently advised on such innovative companies as BestReviews which was sold by Tribune to Nexstar, Echelon Fitness with its investment by Goldman Sachs, Weedmaps, Airbnb, DoorDash and Vroom.

Bob previously served as Managing Director and Head of Internet and Digital Media at DC Advisory/Signal Hill where he co-founded the practice. At DC Advisory, he completed over 25 transactions including advising Marketron, B-Stock, Copyright Clearance Center, Business.com, RateGain, RELX and TEGNA. Buyers and investors included Google, Oracle, j2, Vericast/Valassis, Spectrum Equity, HIG Capital and TA Associates. Previously, he held Internet/technology investment banking roles at Morgan Keegan/Revolution Partners and Jefferies.

Commenting on his new role at JEGI CLARITY, Bob said, “I am thrilled to join the team at JEGI CLARITY, where I will be able to leverage the firm’s long tenured relationships and incomparable thought leadership in my covered sectors. This is a unique opportunity to join a powerhouse in my space.”

Wilma Jordan, Founder & CEO, noted, “We are very pleased that Bob is joining our firm and Leadership Team. His deep knowledge and expertise covering the Internet and Digital Media sectors will be highly valuable to JEGI CLARITY and its global network of buyers, sellers and investors.”

Bob is a graduate, magna cum laude, of Cornell University.

Colin Morrison Joins JEGI CLARITY Advisory Board

Colin Morrison Joins JEGI CLARITY Advisory Board

New York, NY, December 2, 2020 –  JEGI CLARITY is delighted to announce that Colin Morrison has joined the firm’s Advisory Board.

Colin Morrison is a former journalist who has been CEO of media, information and events companies including: Reed, Axel Springer, Future, Australian Consolidated Press, Hearst, and EMAP.

He has managed public, private and PE-owned companies variously in the UK, across Europe, and the AsiaPacific.

He is now a non-executive director, consultant and investor in media and marketing businesses in the UK and Australia.

Colin writes and publishes the globally distributed Flashes & Flames media industry newsletter (www.flashesandflames.com).

He was honored as Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth in 2017.

Strengthening our debt advisory offering

Strengthening our debt advisory offering

We are delighted to announce that Vangelis Livanis has joined the firm as Managing Director, Debt Advisory.

Vangelis will be responsible for building out our debt advisory practice serving companies and private equity investors across the European mid-market. The new full-service offering includes acquisition financings, refinancings and covenant amendments and will complement our existing core M&A practice and further reinforce our position as a leading global corporate finance advisory firm.

Vangelis has extensive debt advisory and restructuring experience, having previously been a member of the Zeus Capital and Lincoln International debt advisory teams, where he focused on mid-market private equity transactions. Prior to this, he worked in Deloitte’s Restructuring and Business Modelling teams.

“Vangelis’ hands on and detailed approach mean that we now offer senior-led, end-to-end, Debt advisory services to the market. We are particularly pleased to have brought him on board at a time when our clients are increasingly looking to a variety of both debt and equity solutions to help them navigate through the current market conditions.”‚ Jonathan Davis, Partner, JEGI CLARITY.

“Having previously worked with JEGI CLARITY, I have been thoroughly impressed by the quality of the team and their considered and dynamic approach to running a process. I am delighted to have joined the firm and look forward to assisting our clients in today’s market environment and beyond.” said Vangelis.

Accenture acquires CreativeDrive

Accenture acquires CreativeDrive

Accenture will use CreativeDrive’s platform to enhance its content, digital marketing, media and commerce service offerings. JEGI CLARITY’s Chief Marketing Officer, David Clark, comments on the transaction.