LionTree expands team with new addition


LionTree LLC, an investment and merchant banking firm, has added Nick Tuosto to its San Francisco office. Tuosto will hold a senior position, according to a source familiar with the firm. Previously, Tuosto was managing director and global co-head of internet and digital media at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

PRESS RELEASE

NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO – September 6, 2018 – LionTree LLC (“the Firm”), a global investment and merchant banking firm focused on media, technology and telecommunications, today announced the addition of Nick Tuosto to LionTree’s San Francisco office. Mr. Tuosto will work closely with the team in San Francisco, supporting the Firm’s global network across industry sectors and enabling clients to capitalize on emerging opportunities.

Mr. Tuosto joins LionTree with significant investment banking experience, most recently as Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Internet & Digital Media at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a leading advisor in the video games space. During his tenure at BAML, Mr. Tuosto has provided strategic and financial advice to clients across the technology spectrum with a specialty in interactive media and video games, including those based in the Asian market. Mr. Tuosto’s notable engagements include advising Tencent on its approximately $8.4 billion acquisition of Supercell and Kabam on the $810 million sale of its Vancouver mobile gaming studio to Netmarble, as well as a number of eCommerce and Internet assignments.

“With technology poised to continue transforming all industries, San Francisco will remain a key area of growth for LionTree, and for our clients who are seeking solutions to navigate and take advantage of sector shifts worldwide,” said Aryeh B. Bourkoff, Founder and CEO of LionTree. “Nick’s deep experience in the interactive entertainment and tech sector make him a strong addition to our team, and we look forward to continuing to invest in strengthening and diversifying our expertise across industries and geographies.”

LionTree delivers distinct value and tailored solutions to a diverse set of clients through the Firm’s industry insight, connectivity and trusted execution. Since its founding in 2012, LionTree has advised on over 100 transactions of varying sizes and in various markets around the world, representing an aggregate transaction value of over $350 billion. LionTree’s global connectivity and approach enable it to identify and capitalize on a unique set of opportunities across its global offices. Notably, LionTree’s European franchise has advised on a series of successful telecom assignments this year alone totaling more than €50 billion in transaction value.

About LionTree LLC
LionTree is a differentiated global investment and merchant banking firm focused on media, technology and telecommunications. Founded in 2012, LionTree works across offices in New York, San Francisco, London and Paris to serve clients on transactions around the globe. The Firm leverages its unique insights and relationships across its integrated product set: M&A Advisory, Capital Raising, IPO Advisory, Merchant Banking, Institutional Investor Membership (IIM) and LT Growth. Across these focus areas the Firm connects clients with tailored ideas, actionable opportunities and resources that drive results.

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