New York, NY, June 6, 2017 – JEGI, the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors, headquartered in New York, NY, is pleased to announce that Michael Hirsch has joined the firm as Managing Director. A 15+ year senior banker covering the Internet, digital media and related software sectors, Mr. Hirsch will further expand JEGI’s global leadership across these core markets. He is based in the firm’s Boston office.
Prior to joining JEGI, Mr. Hirsch spent nine years at Piper Jaffray, serving as Managing Director and Co-Head of Internet, Digital Media and Related Software. He led the firm’s coverage efforts in advertising/marketing technology, e-commerce, online content, social, and mobile, and advised such high-profile companies as Yext; GoDaddy; Vegas.com; Wayfair; Invaluable; Legacy.com; RealD; Rocket Fuel; Ancestry.com; and many more.
Mr. Hirsch previously served as Senior Vice President of Global Media Investment Banking at Jefferies & Company. Before that, he was Vice President of Media, Communications and Technology Investment Banking at BMO Capital Markets, and he also held roles at Merrill Lynch and GE Capital. Mr. Hirsch has completed many high-profile transactions across the Internet, digital media and related software sectors, advising on more than $8 billion of mergers and acquisitions and $30 billion of public and private equity and debt financings.
Commenting on his new role at JEGI, Mr. Hirsch said, “I am delighted to join the growing team at JEGI, where I will be able to leverage my significant investment banking experience on the exciting JEGI platform, which features an increasingly strong global brand and deep network of industry relationships. I look forward to working closely with my new team to further maximize value for our clients.”
Wilma Jordan, Founder & CEO of JEGI, noted, “We are very pleased that Michael is joining our firm and Leadership Team. His deep knowledge and expertise in M&A covering the Internet, digital media and related software sectors will be highly valuable to JEGI and its global network of buyers, sellers and investors.”
Michael received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with honors, from UMass Amherst and his MBA from The UCLA Anderson School of Management.
JEGI has been the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors for 30 years. Headquartered in North America, with offices in New York City and Boston, as well as London and Sydney (through its partnership with Clarity), JEGI has completed more than 600 high‐profile M&A and financing transactions, serving global corporations; middle‐market and emerging companies; entrepreneurial owners and founders; and private equity and venture capital firms. For more information, visit www.jegi.com.