NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Evercore (NYSE:EVR) announced today that Donald Monson has agreed to join the Firm’s Investment Banking business as a Senior Managing Director in its Technology Group. Mr. Monson will be based in Evercore’s office in Menlo Park, California and will focus on advising companies in the Internet and Digital Media sector.
Mr. Monson, who will join Evercore in September, was most recently a Managing Director and Head of International Internet and Digital Media Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan based in San Francisco. Prior to that, he was Head of Media Investment Banking for Europe, the Middle East and Africa based in London where he spent 10 years in J.P. Morgan’s TMT Investment Banking team. Mr. Monson has extensive experience advising global Internet and media companies and private equity firms on mergers & acquisitions including Hellman & Friedman on its acquisition of Scout Group, Apax Partners on its acquisition of Trader Media, Naver Corp on its spin-off of NHN Entertainment as well as capital market transactions for Naspers, Baidu, Cheetah Mobile, Ctrip and Mail.ru. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Mr. Monson worked at Siemens Venture Capital in Germany and Silicon Valley investing in technology companies.
Roger Altman, Evercore’s Executive Chairman, said, “Evercore is steadily building a large, world class technology banking practice. The addition of Donald Monson to the Firm underscores this. He joins an already strong team in Menlo Park, California and throughout the world. Donald headed the International Internet and Digital Media Practice at JP Morgan and, at Evercore, he will be advising companies in this rapidly growing sector. We are extraordinarily pleased that he has joined us.” Ralph Schlosstein, Evercore’s CEO, said, “Donald has extensive international experience, including Europe, Asia and Latin America, which will contribute significantly to our ongoing globalization of the Firm. Donald will be the sixth partner in our technology practice and our third, including Stu Francis who arrives in August, to join our team in Menlo Park.”
Donald Monson said, “Evercore has built a world-class strategic and capital markets advisory business on the strength of its high quality, independent advice. I look forward to joining a firm with fantastic momentum in the market and a firm-wide commitment to create a leading technology advisory franchise.” Mr. Monson holds a B.A. in Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Evercore is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions and also provides institutional investors with high quality equity research, sales and trading execution that is free of the conflicts created by proprietary activities. Evercore’s Investment Management business comprises wealth management, institutional asset management and private equity investing. Evercore serves a diverse set of clients around the world from 21 offices in North America, Europe, South America and Asia. More information about Evercore can be found on the Company’s website at www.evercore.com.