Richard Mead

Managing Director

As a Managing Director with JEGI, 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 150 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 his BA with Honors in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol, UK and his MS 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.

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