As Managing Director, Mr. Mead represents B2B media, exhibitions and conferences, and information companies in an M&A advisory capacity. During his career, Mr. Mead has participated in more than 300 transactions of all sizes and complexities, including overseeing the successful completion of more than 100 JEGI transactions, comprising both M&A and financing assignments, since joining the firm in 1997.
“On every assignment, we combine our deep relationships and transaction experience in the business sectors we serve with our highly respected negotiating skills, top-level technical and financial know-how.”
Previously, Mr. Mead served as Senior Vice President at Dow Jones/Teleres, a commercial real estate database business. His publishing and financial industry experience includes serving as president and chief executive officer of Black’s Guide, Inc., Vice President of Finance of Advanstar Communications and an international M&A partner at Ernst & Young in New York and KPMG in New York and London.
Educated and trained as a Chartered Accountant in the UK, Mr. Mead offers clients a broad cross-section of experience as a buyer, seller and advisor to public and private companies. Mr. Mead earned a BA Honors in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol, UK and a Master of Science in Management Science and Operational Research from the University of Warwick, UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Barber-Surgeons in the City of London.Back to team
“The JEGI Team worked tirelessly on the V12 Group sale process. Their knowledge of the sector allowed us to find the best strategic fit, while their M&A capabilities made it possible to get a successful transaction closed. I look forward to working with JEGI again.”John Hunt, Managing Partner, ABRY Partners
“We had a remarkable experience with JEGI… JEGI really stood out from other media and information focused firms… due to their experience in our markets, the tight processes they run, and their significant access to c-level decision-makers. We would hands down, no question, hope to have the chance to work with the team at JEGI again.”Scott Becker, Founder, Becker’s Healthcare
“We needed an advisor who understood our business and was capable of handling a complex transaction, which included the merger of four companies. We chose JEGI based on its reputation and experience, and it was absolutely the right decision.”Dan Oswald, CEO, BLR
“Clarity and JEGI’s network and impressive knowledge of the digital content production and post production space were instrumental in helping Framestore find the right partner and deliver the shareholders a fantastic outcome. They helped navigate a complex process… I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone considering using their services.”Sir William Sargent, CEO, Framestore
“I have now completed my fourth successful transaction with JEGI. They know their markets inside and out and are strategic, creative, tenacious and results oriented. Most importantly, they have always added significant value and delivered outstanding results. JEGI goes above and beyond to deliver the desired results for their customers.”Bob Dethlefs, Chief Executive Officer, Evanta
“As the business founder, I was looking for a true partner to represent us: one with the highest integrity, impeccable execution skills, strong work ethic, excellent M&A process from start to finish. They delivered on all of that and so much more.”Nancy Kramer, Founder & Chairman, Resource/Ammirati
“I’ve worked with the JEGI team to sell two of my companies for over $100 million. With its extraordinarily comprehensive database of c-level contacts, JEGI can easily get key decision makers on the phone, live, without any preamble. Thus, my advice to any seller: if JEGI wants to sell your business for you, let them!”Stephen Saunders, Founder & CEO, Light Reading