Hugh Boston Joins JEGI CLARITY as Managing Director

Hugh Boston Joins JEGI CLARITY as Managing Director

New York, NY, April 19, 2021 – JEGI CLARITY, a pre-eminent M&A advisory firm for the global media, marketing, information and technology industries, headquartered in New York, NY and London, UK, is pleased to announce that Hugh Boston has joined the firm as Managing Director. Hugh brings more than 20 years of M&A, capital markets and operating experience working with global organizations in the technology, media, advertising and marketing services industries.

Prior to joining JEGI CLARITY, Hugh led corporate development and capital markets activities for The Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG), a global leader in marketing services. While at Interpublic, Hugh developed a deep domain expertise in media broadly and marketing communications more specifically. At IPG, Hugh oversaw the completion of more than 70 acquisitions across the marketing services landscape. Hugh also helped lead capital allocation and capital markets transactions for the firm. Prior to IPG, Hugh worked in investment banking at UBS and JPMorgan where he advised media, communications and technology firms in mergers, acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Prior to his banking career, Hugh practiced corporate law.

Commenting on his new role at JEGI CLARITY, Hugh said, “I am excited to join JEGI CLARITY, where I can leverage my significant industry and investment banking experience and relationships in combination with their strong brand and thought leadership. I look forward to working closely with the JEGI CLARITY team to offer the highest value strategic insights for our clients.”

Wilma Jordan, Founder & CEO, North America of JEGI CLARITY, noted, “Hugh’s impressive depth and breadth of experiences in the marketing services sectors will strongly benefit JEGI CLARITY clients. He is known nationally as well as internationally for his transaction expertise. Hugh will elevate the value we bring the businesses that we serve in these sectors….we are very pleased to have him join our firm!”

Hugh received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a JD from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Alabama.

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.