JEGI hires Drake Star Partners executive Kathleen Thomas


Investment bank JEGI hired Kathleen Thomas as a managing director. She will focus on expanding JEGI’s offerings across B2B media and events M&A. Prior to JEGI, Thomas worked as a managing partner at Drake Star Partners (formerly Redwood Capital). Prior, she led the media and marketing services practice at Berkery Noyes for 12 years.

Press Release

JEGI, the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors, headquartered in New York, NY, is pleased to announce that Kathleen Thomas has joined the firm as Managing Director. A senior B2B media and events M&A banker, Ms. Thomas will further expand JEGI’s global leadership across these core markets. She is based at the firm’s New York City headquarters.

Ms. Thomas has over 20 years of experience specializing in mergers and acquisitions advisory across the business-to-business and consumer media, communications and marketing services sectors, with expertise in content and information, trade shows, conferences, digital media and marketing, and the outsourced services that support these businesses.

Prior to joining JEGI, Ms. Thomas served as a Managing Partner at Drake Star Partners (formerly Redwood Capital). Before that, she led the media and marketing services practice at Berkery Noyes for 12 years, and she previously served nine years at Veronis Suhler Stevenson. Ms. Thomas has been instrumental in the successful completion of more than 100 transactions, including deals involving Informa, Thomson Reuters, Euromoney, Wolters Kluwer, LexisNexis, Emerald Expositions, and many other prominent organizations.

Wilma Jordan, Founder & CEO of JEGI, noted, “We are delighted to welcome Kathleen on board. She and Richard Mead, our long-tenured Managing Director and B2B specialist, together bring a formidable depth of experience and portfolio of successful transactions across the B2B media, information and marketing sectors, with a special focus on events, that is unmatched in the industry.”

Commenting on her new role at JEGI, Ms. Thomas said, “I am thrilled to join JEGI and its unique investment banking platform, where I can leverage my advisory experience and deep network of industry relationships with JEGI’s resources, strong global brand and thought leadership excellence. I look forward to working closely with my new team to offer a broader capability set and further maximize value for our clients.”

About JEGI
JEGI has been the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors for 30 years. Headquartered in North America, with offices in New York City and Boston, as well as London and Sydney (through its partnership with Clarity), JEGI has completed more than 600 high‐profile M&A and financing transactions, serving global corporations; middle‐market and emerging companies; entrepreneurial owners and founders; and private equity and venture capital firms. For more information, visit www.jegi.com.

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