Alantra, an investment bank and asset manager, has named Jeremy Novak as a managing director. Previously, Novak worked at Houlihan Lokey where he was a senior member of the TMT Group.
Alantra, a global investment banking and asset management firm, is pleased to welcome Jeremy Novak as a Managing Director. Mr. Novak specializes in Digital Media, Entertainment and Technology and is a key member of Alantra’s fast growing international Technology team. Mr. Novak will be based in the firm’s New York City office.
Mr. Novak is an experienced corporate finance professional with over 15 years of investment banking experience. Mr. Novak’s transaction experience includes: equity; high-yield; investment grade; and both sell-side and buy-side M&A; and involves industry leading Digital Media, Entertainment and Technology companies in addition to private equity funds.
His core areas of expertise include: OTT digital video publishing; movie studios; networks; video game developers / publishers; content distribution platforms; theatrical exhibition; post-production audio and video media services; and advertising agencies. Mr. Novak joined Alantra from Houlihan Lokey where he was a senior member of the TMT Group. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, he worked for BMO Capital Markets where he led the firm’s Media and Entertainment investment banking coverage initiative, as well as for JPMorgan and HSBC. Mr. Novak started his career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges as a restructuring lawyer.
“Jeremy is the fourth Managing Director to join the U.S. team since Alantra’s rebranding in late 2016 and the second Managing Director in our nascent New York office,” said John Emery, Managing Director and head of the Technology team. “We are excited to welcome Jeremy and his wealth of expertise and relationships as a cornerstone of our growing technology practice.”
“The Digital Media, Entertainment and Technology segment of the middle-market is vast and dynamic,” said Jeremy Novak. “Companies in the space are led by visionary entrepreneurs who are pioneering new forms of content and new ways of interacting with and experiencing that content. These companies are looking for advisors that are as sophisticated and creative as they are,” he continued. “Alantra’s international reach and middle-market focus is unparalleled and will undoubtedly resonate with that client-base. I look forward to growing the New York office and developing a robust pipeline for the U.S. technology team,” he concluded.
Alantra is a global investment banking and asset management firm focusing on the mid-market with offices across Europe, the U.S., Asia and Latin America. Its Investment Banking division employs over 225 professionals, providing independent advice on M&A, debt advisory, financial restructuring, credit portfolio and capital markets transactions in 16 highly-specialized industry sectors. For more information, visit www.alantra.com .