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Media, Entertainment, Communications and Technology Advisory Group


PJSC’s Media, Entertainment, Communications and Technology Advisory Group provides M&A, restructuring and financing advisory services to early-stage private companies as well as multi-billion dollar public corporations. With more than 60 years of collective investment banking experience, spanning multiple generations, and over 300 completed transactions, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and the focus of senior bankers to each and every engagement.


Peter J. Solomon Company’s expertise encompasses the convergence of retail, e-commerce and digital media, including mobile marketing opportunities and advertising trends. Its retail, distribution and consumer teams collaborate with its media, entertainment, communications and technology bankers to provide clients a unique cross-sector perspective and approach that leverage their knowledge and insights.  

The impact of the internet, mobile devices and social media, with ubiquity of goods and services, democratization of price and pervasiveness of ratings and reviews, is transforming the distribution and retail landscape.  At PJSC, our core competency is understanding the consumer and the strategies around brand building, the authority of brands and the distribution of brands and content which has been essential to retail and media strategies.

Recent examples of PJSC’s added value include advising eBay on its $2.4billion acquisition of GSI Commerce, J.C. Penney on its business partnership and 17% stake in Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Zagat on its $151million sale to Google, and Barnes & Noble’s founder on attracting Liberty Media’s $204million investment.  Each of these transactions represents significant strategic positioning for all the parties.

We serve clients across the Media, Entertainment, Communications and Technology landscape, including:  

  • Satellites, Broadband and Internet Services 
  • Movie Theater Exhibitors and Site-Based Entertainment 
  • Music and Filmed Entertainment 
  • Digital Media and E-Commerce 
  • Advertising and Marketing Services 
  • Publishing and Information Services 
  • Cable Networks 
  • TV and Radio Broadcasting 
  • Wireless 
  • Education Services 
  • Enterprise and Application Software

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Rich Brail, Managing Director and Head of Media, Entertainment, Communications and Technology