Fairmount Partners Adds Ed Zabar to Its Technology Team

Fairmount Partners Adds Ed Zabar to Its Technology Team

Ed Zabar has been hired by mid-market investment bank Fairmount Partners to head the firm’s Media and Telecommunications practice. Mr. Zabar has 20 years of experience as a software entrepreneur, technology focused venture capitalist, and investment banker servicing the media and telecommunications sectors. His focus includes advertising (including ad networks, servers and exchanges), online and social gaming, mobile technologies and the mobile app universe including mobile payments.

Prior to joining Fairmount Partners, Mr. Zabar served as a Managing Director at Oberon Securities, where he focused on M&A advisory and fund raising in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Prior to t Oberon he was a Managing Director at National Capital Companies where his primary focus was on M&A and funding of early and expansion stage technology and media companies. Mr. Zabar has also worked as a Vice President at two venture capital firms where he executed multiple technology transactions at various stages of development. He has an MBA from Columbia University and a BS in Finance and Information Technology from New York University.

Fairmount Partners specializes in assisting companies in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and strategic advice. Fairmount completes most of its transactions in its key focus areas: Technology & Software, IT & Business Services, Healthcare, and Consumer & Industrial, and has completed transactions throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. The firm is based in the Philadelphia suburb of West Conshohocken (www.fairmountpartners.com).

In the past two months the Fairmount Partners technology team has closed two transactions: the sale of PETRIS, a privately held software business controlled by private equity group Kayne, Anderson, to Halliburton; and the sale of Ditech, a public telecommunications and voice technology business, to Nuance Communications.

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