New York, NY, January 5, 2021 – JEGI | CLARITY, the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing and technology sectors, headquartered in New York, NY, is pleased to announce that Robert Berstein has joined the firm as Managing Director. A 20+ year senior banker covering Internet and Digital Media, Bob will further expand JEGI | CLARITY’s global leadership across these core markets. He will join Michael Hirsch in the firm’s Boston office.
Prior to joining JEGI | CLARITY, Bob was at Piper Sandler, serving as Managing Director and Head of Internet and Digital Media. He led the firm’s coverage efforts in digital content, e-commerce/marketplaces and advertising/marketing, and recently advised on such innovative companies as BestReviews which was sold by Tribune to Nexstar, Echelon Fitness with its investment by Goldman Sachs, Weedmaps, Airbnb, DoorDash and Vroom.
Bob previously served as Managing Director and Head of Internet and Digital Media at DC Advisory/Signal Hill where he co-founded the practice. At DC Advisory, he completed over 25 transactions including advising Marketron, B-Stock, Copyright Clearance Center, Business.com, RateGain, RELX and TEGNA. Buyers and investors included Google, Oracle, j2, Vericast/Valassis, Spectrum Equity, HIG Capital and TA Associates. Previously, he held Internet/technology investment banking roles at Morgan Keegan/Revolution Partners and Jefferies.
Commenting on his new role at JEGI | CLARITY, Bob said, “I am thrilled to join the team at JEGI | CLARITY, where I will be able to leverage the firm’s long tenured relationships and incomparable thought leadership in my covered sectors. This is a unique opportunity to join a powerhouse in my space.”
Wilma Jordan, Founder & CEO of JEGI, noted, “We are very pleased that Bob is joining our firm and Leadership Team. His deep knowledge and expertise covering the Internet and Digital Media sectors will be highly valuable to JEGI | CLARITY and its global network of buyers, sellers and investors.”
Bob is a graduate, magna cum laude, of Cornell University.