New York, NY, July 7, 2014 – The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (“JEGI”) (www.jegi.com) of New York, NY, the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing and technology sectors, is pleased to announce that Joseph Sanborn, a senior software and technology M&A banker, has joined the firm as Managing Director, Head of Technology. In his new role, Mr. Sanborn will lead the firm’s efforts to continue expanding its advisory practice in technology and software, with a focus on mobile, digital media, marketing, enterprise software, and SaaS-based models – key areas of strategic importance to JEGI’s ecosystem of global acquirers, investors, entrepreneurs and business owners and sectors that are likely to consolidate and transform over the next three to five years. Mr. Sanborn will be based in Boston, where the firm is opening a new office in the recently developed CIC Boston building.
Mr. Sanborn has extensive strategic advisory experience across mobile, software, digital media and technology services, having established and built successful M&A practices at two firms. With nineteen years of investment banking experience, Mr. Sanborn has advised clients on numerous transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations and strategic investments. During his career, he has completed deals involving major corporations, such as Samsung Electronics, Research in Motion, Siemens, Xerox, Avaya, First Data Corporation, Honeywell, Illinois Tool Works, Bosch, Verifone, Dupont and Merck, as well as a number of venture-backed and founder owned companies.
Most recently, Mr. Sanborn was Managing Director and Head of M&A at Rutberg & Company, where he provided strategic advisory services to leading companies in the mobile and digital media sectors. Previously, Mr. Sanborn served as Managing Director and Co-Head of the Software, Internet and Services Group at SVB Alliant, an affiliate of Silicon Valley Bank. Prior to SVB, he led the technology services M&A practices at both Robertson Stephens and Jefferies & Company. Mr. Sanborn began his investment banking career at J.P. Morgan.
Commenting on his new role at JEGI, Mr. Sanborn said, “I am delighted to join JEGI, where I will be able to leverage my significant M&A experience with JEGI’s strong global brand, deep network and thought leadership in the convergence sweet spot where media, information and marketing connect with software and technology. This is an ideal time for me to help build JEGI’s technology and software practice, as disruptive innovations continue to transform the way that media and marketing companies do business.”
Wilma Jordan, Founder & CEO, JEGI, noted, “We are very pleased that Joseph is joining our firm and Leadership Team. His deep knowledge and expertise in technology and software M&A will be highly valuable to JEGI and its global network of buyers and sellers.”
Before beginning his investment banking career, Mr. Sanborn served in the White House and the United States Senate. He received a BS in Business Administration from Georgetown University and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University. In addition, Mr. Sanborn is a Trustee/Board Observer for the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, the region’s leading technology association and network for technology executives, entrepreneurs and investors.
About The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.
The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI), headquartered in New York, NY, has been the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing and technology sectors for nearly 27 years. The firm has completed over 500 high‐profile M&A transactions, servicing global corporations; middle-market and emerging companies; entrepreneurial owners; and private equity and venture capital firms. For more information, visit www.jegi.com.