Opportunities to Connect

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips brings dealmakers together to encourage new connections and opportunities. We regularly host events called the Dealmakers Series which are topical, invitation-only discussions for the top dealmakers and operators in our markets. Our events always approach the discussion through the lens of M&A. They feature industry experts discussing the future of the media and technology industries, specifically focusing on recent and imminent notable transactions, as well as emerging trends and opportunities in our space.

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips’ professionals are also frequently asked to speak at events, or are attendees themselves. In all instances, we encourage you to seek us out at the events listed below and meet us in person.


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06 Feb

2014 Dealmakers Summit

12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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The 12th Annual DeSilva+Phillips Dealmakers Summit will be held on February 6, 2014 at Guastavino’s in New York City.

The Dealmakers Summit has always maintained a focus on the future of the media industry as viewed through the lens of recent notable transactions as well as the emerging trends and opportunities in the space. We bring together the industry’s most influential and active dealmakers for a full day of collaborative discussions among peers and engaging, insightful programming.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers & Interviews

  • John Heilemann, Journalist & Author of Game Change and Double Down
  • Jacob Weisberg, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, The Slate Group (Interviewing John Heilemann)
  • Ilene Lang, Senior Advisor, Honorary Director & Former CEO, Catalyst
  • Josh Shapiro, Chief U.S. Economist, MFR

Panelists are listed at right.

More information on the invitation-only event can be found here.

Inbar Barak, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

John Brown, The Taunton Press

Amy Callahan, Collective Bias

Justin Choi, Nativo

Peter Cohen, McGraw-Hill Education

Andrew Essex, Droga5

Jim Friedlich, Empirical Media

Miriam Gottfried, Heard on the Street, Wall Street Journal

Gerry Graf, Barton F. Graf 9000

Rob Grimshaw,

Lisa Hsia, Bravo and Oxygen Media

Eric Johnson,  Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Stuart Karle,  Reuters

John Katzman, 2Tor, Noodle

Joe Mandese,  MediaPost

Gordon McLeod, Krux

Marc Michel, Metamorphic Ventures

Brian Napack, Providence Equity

Brad Pelo, i.TV

Penry Price, LinkedIn

Kevin Prokop, Rockbridge Growth Equity

Elizabeth Sigal, Dealogic

Jon Seeber, Updata Partners

Rachel Stern, Factset Research Systems

Jeanne Sullivan, StarVest Partners

Sharon Waxman, The Wrap (Moderator)

Bryan Wiener, 360i

Troy Young, Hearst Magazines Digital

Manoush Zomorodi, New Tech City, WNYC (Moderator)


Date: February 6, 2014
Event CategoryHosted


Venue Name: Guastavino’s
Address: NYUnited States


Organizer Name: Organizer
Phone: Phone
Website: Website