Industry Experts

As Bankers And Operators


We understand the factors that drive value in each of our industry domains, because Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips’ banking professionals were operators before becoming bankers. Every transaction team is customized and led by executives with 25-30 years of deal and industry experience. We have represented some of the world’s largest corporations as well as up-and-coming entrepreneurial ventures. No other advisor can offer the same level of in-depth expertise in the sectors we cover.


Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips has been a leading provider of M&A advisory services to a wide range of marketing communications companies, including agencies, consultancies, experiential firms, public relations,  lead-generation companies, database/list companies, market and consumer research companies. Our understanding of the dynamics of this complex market is based on our experience as investment bankers and executives in the industry.


Ad Agencies, Digital Agencies, Media Services Companies, Promotion, Experiential, Public Relations, Market Research, Customer Experience & Intelligence, Ad-tech / Mar-tech, Lead Generation

Team Members:

John Kaiser, Jr. (Head), Kerry Hatch, Reed Phillips III, Jeffrey L. Dearth, John Matthews, Ken Sonenclar, Jack Noble