About Us

Our History

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips is the leading M&A advisory firm specializing in mid-market sell-side and buy-side transactions, capital raises and valuations for companies at the intersection of content, technology and services worldwide.

We were founded in 1996 by two seasoned media and banking professionals, Roland A. DeSilva and Reed Phillips. For 20+ years, our core focus has been serving the companies and investors that operate at the intersection of Content, Technology and Services, and today, we have deep market expertise in six key sectors:

  • Media
  • Marketing
  • Technology, Data & Information
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Private Equity




Our Relationship with Oaklins

In today’s digital economy, geographic borders no longer impede M&A transactions, but it is essential to have an advisor that understands the nuances of cross-border M&A. Virtually every transaction that Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips advises on today involves an international component. For any business owner contemplating a transaction, it is imperative to explore the international buyer and investor universe. Likewise, as an acquirer or investor, the most attractive opportunities often lie abroad, and global deal sourcing is critical.

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips has built upon its strong track-record of international M&A through our successful affiliation and integration with Oaklins, the most experienced global mid-market M&A advisor with 700 professionals located in 40 countries around the world. As the head of the global Media Industry Group, Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips works daily with our colleagues around the world to deliver global reach with a local touch to all of our clients. Our Oaklins network provides invaluable insight into local business practices and customs, and have personal contacts with the most active buyers and investors in their countries.

Aligned with the best

Ranked #1 Globally for Mid-Market M&A Volume

M&A Advisory Firms
Billion in Transactions



  • Austria, Vienna
  • Belgium, Brussels
  • Croatia, Zagreb
  • Czech Republic, Prague
  • Denmark, Copenhagen
  • Estonia, Tallinn
  • Finland, Helsinki
  • France, Paris
  • France, Lyon
  • Germany, Berlin
  • Germany, Frankfurt
  • Germany, Hamburg
  • Germany, Stuttgart
  • Ireland, Dublin
  • Israel, Tel Aviv
  • Italy, Milan
  • Italy, Turin
  • Latvia, Riga
  • Lithuania, Vilnius
  • Netherlands, Amsterdam
  • Norway, Oslo
  • Poland, Warsaw
  • Romania, Bucharest
  • Russia, Moscow
  • Saudi Arabia, Jeddah
  • Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
  • Serbia, Belgrade
  • Slovakia, Bratislava
  • Slovenia, Ljubljana
  • Spain, Madrid
  • Sweden, Gothenburg
  • Sweden, Stockholm
  • Switzerland, Basel
  • Switzerland, Berne
  • Switzerland, Zurich
  • Turkey, Istanbul
  • United Kingdom, London


  • Brazil, São Paulo
  • Canada, Montreal
  • Mexico, Mexico City
  • Peru, Lima
  • United States, Atlanta
  • United States, Boston
  • United States, Chicago
  • United States, Cleveland
  • United States, Dallas
  • United States, Irvine
  • United States, Jacksonville
  • United States, Los Angeles
  • United States, New York
  • United States, Seattle


  • Australia, Adelaide
  • Australia, Sydney
  • China, Hong Kong
  • China, Shanghai
  • Japan, Tokyo
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • South Korea, Seoul
  • Thailand, Bangkok


  • Morocco, Casablanca
  • South Africa, Johannesburg