Todd J. Davison and Alex Glantz Join Centerview Partners
NEW YORK, June 12, 2013
NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Centerview Partners announced today
that Alex Glantz and Todd J. Davison have joined the firm's New York office as
partners to co-head the firm's media group, effective June 10, 2013. Mr.
Glantz and Mr. Davison are both highly experienced bankers in media and
related sectors, having been advisors to some of the most well-regarded
companies including CBS, Clear Channel, Comcast, Cox, Hearst, IHS, Laureate
Education, McGraw-Hill, Reed Elsevier, Thomson Reuters, Time Warner, Viacom
and Warner Music Group. Mr. Davison and Mr. Glantz have also advised many of
the world's most prominent private equity firms in the acquisition, sale, and
financing of media investments. Mr. Davison brings over 15 years of media
advisory experience at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Glantz brings over 17 years of
media and media investment banking experience. Mr. Glantz and Mr. Davison
were most recently Co-Heads of North American Media at Morgan Stanley and have
advised on over $285 billion of transactions.
"Todd and Alex have built successful careers by giving their clients
unvarnished advice and judgment, and by focusing on the long-term strategic
needs of a business," said Blair Effron, co-founder of Centerview. "They are
a perfect fit culturally with the client-centric principles that Centerview
adheres to and promotes."
"I am excited about the prospect of working with the great team at
Centerview," Mr. Davison said. "The firm has a proven track record in the
technology, media and telecommunications space, and I hope to help build on
its solid foundation."
"Centerview is a leading investment banking and advisory firm, with a strong
technology, media and telecommunications offering. I am very excited to join
a great group of partners, including colleagues Adam Chinn and senior advisor
Skip Paul," said Mr. Glantz.
Centerview has been committed to the media sector since its founding in 2006
and has a well-established base of industry clients. "We are delighted to
have Alex and Todd join Centerview," said co-founder Robert Pruzan. "They are
among the most respected bankers in media and are great senior additions to
join our current practice." The firm has been an advisor to some of the most
well-known companies in the industry including NewsCorp (advisor on the $5.6
billion acquisition of Dow Jones, advisor on the £415 million acquisition of
Shine Group, advisor on the pending split of the publishing and entertainment
businesses); General Electric (advisor on the sale of General Electric's 49%
interest in NBCU to Comcast for $18.1 billion); Dreamworks Animation in the
creation of its joint venture with CMC, Shanghai Media and Sail; Legendary
Pictures in various capital transactions; and THQ in the 363 sale of its
About Todd J. Davison
Todd J. Davison joins as a Partner and Co-Head of Centerview's media group,
based in New York. He brings extensive experience in media and related
transactions. Prior to joining Centerview, Mr. Davison was a Managing
Director and Co-Head of North American Media at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Davison
worked with a wide range of global and domestic media companies and has been
involved in over $200 billion of strategic and financing transactions. He has
worked at Morgan Stanley for over 15 years. Mr. Davison holds a B.S. and B.A.
from the Wharton School and the College of Arts & Sciences at the University
of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where he was
elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.
About Alex Glantz
Alex Glantz joins as a Partner and Co-Head of Centerview's media group, based
in New York. He has worked with a broad range of global and domestic media,
information, services and education companies on financial transactions. Mr.
Glantz has over 17 years of media and media investment banking experience.
Prior to joining Centerview, Mr. Glantz was a Managing Director and Co-Head of
North American Media at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Glantz has been involved in over
$85 billion of strategic and financing transactions. Before joining Morgan
Stanley in 2000, Mr. Glantz worked at Credit Suisse First Boston and
Bertelsmann. Mr. Glantz holds a B.A. from Yale, summa cum laude, Phi Beta
Kappa, and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where he was elected to
Beta Gamma Sigma.
About Centerview Partners
Centerview Partners, based in New York, and with offices in London, Los
Angeles and San Francisco, operates an international investment banking
advisory practice specializing in independent advice and other client services
capitalizing on the experience of its principals. The firm provides
senior-level counsel to both domestic and international clients and its
business includes general and M&A advisory as well as restructuring. Since
its founding in 2006, the firm has advised clients in over $500 billion of
transactions. Members of the firm have experience in a range of industries
including the consumer products, financial services, food and beverage,
entertainment and media, general industrial, healthcare, technology,
telecommunications, restructuring and retail sectors.
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