Investment banking firm Berenson & Company has hired Dean Asofsky as a new Managing Director. Mr. Asofsky joins the firm to further build its advisory activities, with a particular focus on expanding Berenson’s execution capabilities and relationships across the converging technology, media, telecom and entertainment spaces.
“We are pleased to welcome Dean Asofsky, a respected and experienced investment banker with a long and diverse record of outstanding client service,” said Jeffrey Sechrest, President. “Together with his deep transaction advisory experience, Dean brings to us a diverse set of relationships in technology and digital media. Those sectors represent a significant part of the global economy today and, as a result of a rapidly shifting landscape, are experiencing enormous opportunity and challenge.”
Mr. Asofsky was most recently at GCA Savvian, where he was a Managing Director and the senior M&A professional in the New York office, leading transactions primarily in the technology and media sectors. Before GCA Savvian, he was at Credit Suisse, where he held a number of roles in the M&A group, including as Head of US Takeover Defense, and in the Multi-Product Event Trading Group as a risk/merger arbitrageur. Prior to Credit Suisse, he was in the M&A Group at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Asofsky started his professional career as an attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Mr. Asofsky earned his JD from the New York University School of Law and his AB in History from Cornell University.
“The team at Berenson & Company has shown a dedication to building a top quality advisory and principal shop focused on TMT by bringing on several senior professionals with deep insight into and relationships in specific subsectors. The addition of this sector depth to its longstanding reputation for integrity, trusted and insightful advice and superb execution capabilities, made the decision to join Berenson & Company an easy one,” said Mr. Asofsky. “I am confident that I have joined a team that, collectively, will be an important and growing force in our chosen space.”
Berenson & Company is an investment banking firm that provides financial advice to a range of public and private corporations, financial institutions, equity sponsors and entrepreneurs. The firm’s investment banking capabilities include mergers & acquisitions advisory services, public and private financings of debt and equity, and financial restructuring and recapitalizations. Berenson & Company was founded in 1990 and is based in New York (www.berensonco.com).
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