Bob Ennis joins Drake Star Partners as a Partner in New York

30 May 2017 Consultancy.uk

Global M&A and investment advisor Drake Star Partners has added Robert (Bob) Ennis to its team as a Partner. Ennis, who joins the firm’s New York office, will focus on Digital Media, Interactive Advertising, Marketing Automation and Consumer Internet.

Prior to joining Drake Star Partners, Ennis held several senior positions in investment banking, having worked at Houlihan Lokey’s Technology, Media, Telecom Group in New York; MESA, a merchant bank and advisory firm that specialised in digital media and interactive marketing; and boutique advisory firm Petsky Prunier. At the latter M&A consulting firm, he was active in the firm’s M&A advisory and private placement practices. Ennis’ M&A clients have included Alloy, Tree.com, Red Aril, Oversee.net, SkyMall, Escalate, Healthline Networks, Viant and Demand Media, and he has completed financings for clients including SpotXchange, BrightTag and Q1Media.

Previously Ennis, who holds an M.P.A. in Economics from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, was Vice President of IAC/InterActiveCorp, where he was actively involved in over $6 billion of public and private acquisitions across a range of consumer internet verticals, and was Vice President of News Corporation, one of the globe’s top five media groups in revenue.

Gregory Bedrosian and Robert (Bob) Ennis - Drake Star Partners

Commenting on his move, Ennis said: “I am very pleased to join a global, fully integrated firm focused on servicing the technology, media and communications sectors. Drake Star Partners has demonstrated impressive growth and is well-positioned to continue to take share in the middle market. As such, I am eager to work towards the firm’s future successes and to contribute towards positioning Drake Star Partners as a leader in cross-border deal-making.”

Gregory Bedrosian, Managing Partner and Co-CEO at Drake Star Partners, said he is thrilled with the new Partner addition to the firm’s leadership ranks. “A veteran investment banker, Bob brings 18 years of experience serving the technology, media and marketing sectors, having worked with a number of prominent M&A and corporate finance clients. Bob will undoubtedly be a valuable addition to our senior team and central to Drake Star Partners’ own growth.”

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