REDWOOD CAPITAL AND LD&A JUPITER MERGE TO FORM DRAKE STAR PARTNERS

October 2016

DRAKE STAR PARTNERS: LD&A JUPITER AND REDWOOD CAPITAL MERGE TO LEADING INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT BANK

LD&A Jupiter, a Mountain Partners portfolio company, announces their merger with Redwood Capital to form Drake Star Partners. The two investment banks join forces to create a leading independent and international investment bank focusing on the technology, media and communication sector, with offices in seven countries around the world.

The newly established company advises high-growth companies, offering a wide range of M&A advisory and corporate finance services with a strong global focus. Drake Star Partners positions itself as a growth partner with cross-border transactional experience and technical know-how of bulge bracket investment banks that offers its clients international reach and scale.

The two new Co-CEO & Managing Partners Gregory Bedrosian in New York, and Marc JR Deschamps in London, employ an international team of 60 seasoned professionals with extensive experience and a track record of 274 transactions combined since 2004, 70% of which are cross-border.

Deschamps commented: “The merger of our two top-tier US and European firms comes at a time of continuous strong M&A and investment momentum driven by many global, life-changing technology trends.” Bedrosian complements that “Our global focus grants us unique access to an extensive network of multinational corporations, financial investors, as well as promising growth stage

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