Daily News: February 21, 2013

Redwood Capital, LD&A Jupiter Form M&A Advisory JV


Investment banking firms Redwood Capital Group and LD&A Jupiter announced the creation of a New York-based joint venture dedicated to providing cross-Atlantic mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory services to middle-market technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies.

The joint venture, known as LD&A Redwood, focuses on cross-Atlantic transactions from both partner firms. The firms said LD&A Redwood brings together deep sector expertise in technology, media and telecommunications, as well as more than 50 professionals with local presence across six U.S. and European cities.

In addition, the two partner firms combine a strong track record of advising on over 80 successfully completed cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions with clients and counterparties including Amdocs, ARM, Avid, Axel Springer, Cap Gemini, Cisco, DCC, Deutsche Telekom, Electronics Arts, Experian, France Telecom/Orange, Manpower, News Corp, Nokia, Oracle, Pearson, Rakuten, Saint-Gobain, SFR and VMWare.

LD&A Redwood operates in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Munich and Geneva. LD&A Redwood’s managing partner James Turino, a seasoned banker with more than 20 years of investment banking and direct industry management experience, is based in the joint venture’s headquarters in New York.

“With so many potential acquirers in the USA, global reach is important for our European TMT M&A projects,” said Marc Deschamps, CEO LD&A Jupiter. “LD&A Redwood now offers our combined European clients the best USA coverage of any European growth TMT focused investment bank while keeping deep EU coverage and the efficiency of local banking teams.”

“Similarly, LD&A Redwood provides thorough coverage of leading European corporations and technology companies for our American clients,” added Gregory Bedrosian CEO of Redwood Capital. “The LD&A Redwood joint-venture enables us to significantly expand on a key strength of both partner firms, leading cross-border transaction execution for growth companies.”