February 27, 2015 3:28 AM ET

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Company Overview of Signal Hill Capital Group LLC

Company Overview

Signal Hill Capital Group LLC is a boutique investment banking firm that provides strategic advisory and capital raising services. The firm offers mergers and acquisitions, fairness opinion, due diligence, valuation, divestiture, transaction structuring, negotiation, private placement, restructuring, and capital structuring advisory services. Additionally, it provides accounting and tax structuring, business portfolio review, and investor and analyst response services. The firm caters to consumer, financial services, insurance, health care, media and entertainment, telecommunications, and technology sectors. Its clientele includes Cumulus Media, Emphesys, McGraw-Hill, Trigon Healthcare, Capi...

300 East Lombard Street

Suite 1700

Baltimore, MD 21202-3243

United States





Key Executives for Signal Hill Capital Group LLC

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Managing Director
Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director
Director of Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Signal Hill Capital Group LLC Key Developments

Signal Hill Announces Board Promotions

Signal Hill announced the promotions of Robert Berstein, Christine Peacock, Franklin Staley, Frank Cordek and Jane Santini. Mr. Berstein, Ms. Peacock and Mr. Staley have been promoted to Managing Director and Mr. Cordek and Ms. Santini have been promoted to Vice President. All promotions were effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Berstein, who is employed in Signal Hill’s Internet & Digital Media practice group, has more than 17 years of financial experience with both investment banking and venture capital firms. Before joining Signal Hill in 2012, Mr. Berstein held senior positions at Morgan Keegan /Revolution Partners, BMO, Needham and Advanta Partners LP, Advanta Corporation’s venture capital affiliate. While at Advanta, Mr. Berstein co-founded and served as Chairman of the New York Private Equity Network. Earlier in his career, Mr. Berstein was employed by the investment banking divisions of Jefferies Broadview and Merrill Lynch. Christine Peacock is the Head of Signal Hill’s Human Resources department. Prior to joining Signal Hill, she was the Head of Global Talent Management and Employment for Legg Mason Inc. Ms. Peacock has close to 20 years of HR leadership experience with a concentration in HR department startups and realignments. Her expertise includes talent acquisition, workforce planning, learning and development, performance management, rewards and recognition and succession and career planning. Franklin Staley heads Signal Hill’s Sponsor Coverage group. Mr. Staley brings more than 18 years of investment banking, private equity and transaction execution experience to Signal Hill. Previously, Mr. Staley spent eight years with Meriturn Partners, LLC, where he was a Principal and founding member. Prior to Meriturn Partners, Mr. Staley was the CFO and VP of Strategy for Axcellis. Mr. Staley has prior investment banking experience with Cowen & Company and Lehman Brothers, and began his career with Chase Manhattan Bank.

Signal Hill Capital Group LLC Announces Executive Appointments

Signal Hill Capital Group LLC announced that Eric Edmondson, co-founder of Seven Hills Partners joined the firm as a Managing Director in its San Francisco office. Also joining Signal Hill from Seven Hills are Ed Leonard and George Montgomery, Jr., who have been named Managing Director and Senior Advisor, respectively. Eric Edmondson brings to Signal Hill thirty years of investment banking experience across the Technology, Healthcare and Business Services sectors. Ed Leonard has more than fifteen years of investment banking experience focusing on the Technology sector. He joined Seven Hills as a Partner in 2002 after having spent five years as a Managing Director of Broadview International.

Signal Hill Appoints Peter Gant as a Managing Director

Signal Hill announced that Peter Gant has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Mr. Gant will help further accelerate Signal Hill’s success in technology mergers and acquisitions in the enterprise software sector. Mr. Gant will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office, where he will join the team of investment banking professionals who recently transitioned to Signal Hill from Montgomery & Co.’s platform. Since 2012, Signal Hill has broadened its footprint by opening offices in Boston, San Francisco and Bangalore, India, strengthening its investment banking teams with the addition of more than 25 professionals. Mr. Gant, who most recently was a Managing Director and Head of Software M&A at RBC Capital Markets, is a recognized industry expert who comes to Signal Hill with over 20 years of investment banking and client advisory experience.

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