Building Expertise in Growing Industries

Sector Growth


Piper Sandler recently established a media, entertainment and telecommunications investment banking team to provide financial expertise to middle market and emerging growth companies in the converging industries of media, entertainment and telecommunications.

The new group will be led by Mark Leavitt, who joins Piper Sandler as a managing director with 25 years of experience and a proven track record of leading teams through numerous economic cycles. Four senior investment bankers, including Robert Cockburn, Gregory Dawkins, Michael Hirsch and Peter Lombard, will join Leavitt and grow the firm's expertise in this new sector under his leadership. Together, they bring more than 50 years of industry experience to Piper Sandler.

"Middle market media, entertainment and telecommunications companies are looking for independent, superior financial advice to capitalize on the convergence that is taking place in these industries," said Leavitt. "With its strong technology platform and global footprint in Asia and Europe, Piper Sandler provides our clients with a combination of the product depth and sector expertise needed to take advantage of the opportunities in the marketplace."

The firm's new media, entertainment and telecommunications group expects to guide and assist clients with the significant growth and acquisition opportunities available in the sector.