NEW YORK--()--Waller Capital Partners, LLC, (“Waller Capital” or “Waller”), a New York-based independent investment bank today announced that Christine Frank has joined the Firm as a Managing Director. Ms. Frank will expand Waller’s presence in the growing Information Services and Technology sectors and compliment Waller’s recent success in the digital media industry.
“The information services and technology sectors have experienced significant growth in M&A and private placement activity over the last few years as the demand for information and software tools to manage this data has grown exponentially”
Ms. Frank brings over 20 years of banking and advisory experience to Waller, including specific expertise advising companies in B2B information and data services, internet services, application software, advertising technology and marketing services.
“The information services and technology sectors have experienced significant growth in M&A and private placement activity over the last few years as the demand for information and software tools to manage this data has grown exponentially,” said Garrett Baker, President of Waller Capital. “Christine’s deep experience and relationships in this expanding industry will be a strong complement to our leading media and telecom franchise and our growing digital media practice.”
“I am pleased to join the Waller Capital team at this exciting point in the Firm’s evolution,” said Christine Frank. “As one of the only independent investment banking and advisory boutiques with core expertise across digital and traditional media, cable, communications and information services, Waller is well positioned to capitalize on the ongoing convergence of technology, media and traditional businesses throughout the global economy.”
Throughout her 20 year career in investment banking, Ms. Frank has advised companies in the technology, media and telecom sectors and their private equity investors, helping close $26 billion in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Ms. Frank has raised more than $20 billion in capital for her clients through public and private equity offerings, fixed income offerings, and acquisition financing to support Private Equity-backed LBOs.
Ms. Frank joins Waller from Compass Advisers, and previously was with Bank of America where she was Sector Head for Cable, Satellite and Publishing. She has also held senior investment banking positions covering TMT companies and their private equity sponsors at Bear Stearns, CIT and BMO Capital Markets. Ms. Frank began her career at Chase Manhattan Bank and Fox Broadcasting Company. She has a BA in Communications from UCLA and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. She is currently on the advisory boards of C3 Metrics and Songdish.com.
About Waller Capital Partners, LLC
Founded in 1982, Waller Capital Partners is a leading boutique investment bank and advisory Firm focused on the media, communications and information sectors. Waller Capital provides its clients with wide-ranging industry expertise in connection with mergers and acquisitions, private placements, asset swaps, restructurings and valuation services. Waller Capital’s experienced professionals maintain deep relationships at every level of its core industries and provide the Firm’s clients with independent, unbiased advice.