Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips is the Primary TMT Industry Specialist for the World’s Leading Middle Market Investment Banking Firm

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

On September 6, DeSilva+Phillips became Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips, the primary Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) sector specialist of Oaklins, the world’s leading mid-market M&A firm. Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips has 30 professionals who will combine their expertise with that of 49 other Oaklins TMT bankers across the world. A ll told, the Oaklins TMT practice encompasses 79 bankers in 41 countries and has completed 192 transactions since 2014.

In 2015, Oaklins was ranked as the #1 middle market investment bank by Mergermarket, and in 2016 the firm completed 158 transactions with a reported value of $6.1 billion.

There are two immutable industry trends driving this change for the benefit of our clients:

1) In today’s global economy, more and more transactions are cross-border.  Providing real, trusted global reach to our clients is imperative; and

2) The convergence of Technology, Media and Telecom is inextricably linked by the need to reach an increasingly mobile and technologically savvy end user.  Telcos are providing agency services; Publishers are becoming information companies and app developers; and Technology companies are leading the charge in content creation, both user generated and proprietary.

This new leadership role and further integration with Oaklins has many benefits to our clients and our firm. Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips brings to bear the collective experience of 79 TMT investment bankers from across the globe to each assignment. Seven deals were recently completed by Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips with its Oaklins colleagues around the world – two each with TMT colleagues in Paris and Amsterdam and one each with colleagues in Shanghai, Toronto, and Cleveland – and we are excited to see what new heights we can achieve together in the future.

DeSilva+Phillips was formed in 1996, and has successfully closed over 300 deals.  Our experienced professionals have previously operated as C-suite executives and entrepreneurs and have completed hundreds of transactions in the TMT markets.

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips remains independent and dedicated to finding the best possible outcome for clients, no matter where they might be.

More about Oaklins: Oaklins is the world’s most experienced mid-market M&A advisor with 700 professionals in 60 offices across 41 countries.  Over 1,500 deals have been closed in the past five years by industry specialists who take a global view and leverage their deep local connections. Every step of the way, clients are first.

Warm regards,

Roland A. DeSilva & Reed Phillips III