About Us

Our History


Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips leads the TMT practice for Oaklins, the world’s largest and most successful M&A advisory organization in the mid-market.

ODP specializes in sell-side and buy-side transactions, corporate finance services, valuations and restructurings 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 III. 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 TMT market expertise in six key sectors:

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




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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 integration with Oaklins, the world’s largest and most successful M&A advisory organization in the mid-market. As the Co-Head of the global TMT practice, we work daily with our colleagues around the world to deliver global reach with a local touch to all of our clients. The Oaklins TMT practice encompasses 90+ bankers and has completed 933 TMT transactions.

Our Oaklins organization 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

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

Billion in Transactions



  • Austria, Vienna
  • Belgium, Brussels
  • Bulgaria, Sofia
  • Croatia, Zagreb
  • Czech Republic, Prague
  • Denmark, Copenhagen
  • Estonia, Tallinn
  • Finland, Helsinki
  • France, Lyon
  • France, Paris
  • France, Toulouse
  • 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
  • Portugal, Lisbon
  • Romania, Bucharest
  • Russia, Moscow
  • Saudi Arabia, Jeddah
  • Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
  • Serbia, Belgrade
  • Slovakia, Bratislava
  • Slovenia, Ljubljana
  • Spain, Madrid
  • Sweden, Stockholm
  • Switzerland, Basel
  • Switzerland, Bern
  • Switzerland, Zurich
  • Turkey, Istanbul
  • United Kingdom, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, London


  • Argentina, Buenos Aires
  • Brasil, Sao Paulo
  • Canada, Montreal
  • Chile, Santiago
  • Colombia, Bogota
  • Mexico, Mexico City
  • Peru, Lima
  • United States, Atlanta
  • United States, Boston
  • United States, Cleveland
  • United States, Dallas
  • United States, Irvine
  • United States, Jacksonville
  • United States, Los Angeles
  • United States, New York
  • United States, Savannah
  • United States, Seattle

Asia Pacific

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


  • Morocco, Casablanca
  • South Africa, Johannesburg