Digital Media Wire Founder Partners with Wall Street Investment Bankers to Launch “Next-Gen” Digital Media Investment and Advisory Firm
DMW Hexagon, LLC Advising Companies in the Digital Media “Ecosystem” on Corporate Development, M&A and Capital Raising
SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — DMW Hexagon LLC today formally announced the formation of its financial advisory and consulting practice specifically tailored to the Digital Media “Ecosystem”. DMW Hexagon represents the partnership of Ned Sherman, corporate-finance and entertainment-media attorney and founder of Digital Media Wire, Inc. (www.dmwmedia.com), and Marshall Jensen and Todd Hellmann, two long-tenured investment bankers. The firm supports its clients with extensive transactional expertise, long-standing relationships and a deeply-grounded understanding of the nuanced interconnectivity between participants across Entertainment, Media and Technology.
The firm provides traditional investment banking services, advising companies on mergers and acquisitions and capital raises, and acts as an outsourced business and corporate development group for many of its clients.
“Our approach, whether providing corporate strategy, raising capital or providing M&A advisory services, is to offer clients the results-driven expertise and deal experience of a big firm, while focusing on long-term client relationships where we can add value through our network of relations across entertainment, media, technology and finance,” said Ned Sherman, the firm’s co-founder and managing member.
Marshall Jensen stated, “Todd and I are truly thrilled to formally partner with our long-time colleague Ned Sherman. We share a common view of the unique content and technology collaborations that have fueled the emergence and rapid growth of “Digital Media” as a defined sector and we see a tremendous opportunity to take a differentiated approach to supporting DMW Hexagon’s clients. With our complementary backgrounds and our accomplished Advisory Board which was specifically assembled to comprehend and address core “convergence” points” within Digital Media, we believe we have created an advisory and consulting platform model ideally-suited to today’s environment.”
The firm also announced the formation of its advisory board and consulting network which includes Ralph Simon, CEO, The Mobilium Group / Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Mobile Entertainment Forum – Americas, Seth Friedman, Will.i.am’s business partner and former Black Eyed Peas manager, Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors, Scott Smith, Founder, CEO & Managing Director, Viant Group and Viant Capital, Frank Richards, Chairman, SmartZip Analytics, Robert Tercek, President, General Creativity and Former, President of Digital Media, The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Stephen Bradley, Managing Partner, Farmingville Capital and former President of Entertainment, NPD Group, Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic and Lesley Callaghan, Director, Callaghan Marketing and former director, Sunderland AFC (Premier League Football Club). The group represents a selection of globally-focused leaders across finance, law, entertainment, media, sports and technology, to act as a sounding board and be tapped for specific industry expertise on select consulting projects.
The firm’s principals have over the course of their careers worked with an impressive list of companies from start-ups to entertainment, media and technology powerhouses including Apple, EA Sports, Bankrate, Blockbuster, MGM, Midway Games, Reed Elsevier, Thomson Multimedia, Universal Studios, Viacom, Warner Music Group and William Morris Agency.
DMW Hexagon, LLC
DMW Hexagon was founded in 2011. DMW Hexagon professionals have collectively completed in access of 250 financial advisory, consulting and principal investment engagements. DMW professional’s experience has been earned at bulge bracket investment banks and top-tier media and entertainment law firms, as well as at boutique practices founded and grown by DMW Hexagon’s professionals. For additional information, please visit www.dmwhexagon.com.
Viant Capital LLC
Viant Capital is the investment banking and financial advisory services arm of Viant Group. We deliver top quality investment banking and financial advisory services to emerging, high growth companies. Located in San Francisco, with offices in New York and Shanghai, we have grown to include over 20 professionals with a diverse set of backgrounds, from career investment bankers to legal structuralists, entrepreneurs and operating executives. For more information, please visit www.viantgroup.com.