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.


As the media economy expands, the definition of the media industry has broadened. We serve the entire marketplace for electronic content and distribution in its many — and still-evolving — forms: from web-based publications to specialized search engines, from B2B media to gaming, social media, mobile, video and rich media.
Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips has a 20+year history as the leading provider of M&A advisory services to media companies, from traditional print businesses to fully integrated, digital media, events and multi-platform organizations.

The industry continues to transform, but at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips we have executives who understand how the industry works and are aware of the changes taking place. Our Partners and Managing Directors have wide experience as investment bankers in these sectors as well as having distinguished careers as publishing executives and entrepreneurs.


B2B Media, Book Publishing, Consumer Media, Digital Media, Entertainment, Events, Local Media

Team Member:

Roland A. DeSilva, Reed Phillips III, Jeffrey L. Dearth, Jack Noble, Robin Warner, Joanna Stone Herman, Ken Sonenclar