Richard Brail is a Managing Director at Peter J. Solomon Company and heads its Media, Entertainment, Communications and Technology advisory practice.
Richard Brail joined PJSC in 2009 after spending 18 years as an M&A banker at Morgan Stanley, where he specialized in advising media and communications industry clients. He has represented clients across the technology, media and communications sectors. He has also advised several international clients on cross border acquisitions in the U.S. and maintains relationships across the financial sponsor and venture capital communities.
Mr. Brail recently advised Sony on the announced $2.2Bn acquisition of EMI Music Publishing, Barnes & Noble founder Len Riggio on the $204MM Liberty Media investment, eBay on the $2.4Bn acquisition of GSI Commerce, J.C. Penney on its investment in Martha Stewart, and Thomas Nelson on its sale to HarperCollins. He has also advised companies including Bertelsmann, Cablevision, Cinemark, Comcast, DIRECTV, eBay, EchoStar, Intelsat, Kodak, Lagardere, Loral, NCM, NDS, Reed Elsevier, SES Global, Sirius, Sony, Thomson, Time Warner, Torstar, Viacom and Vivendi Universal.
Mr. Brail is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.