Dean Asofsky has joined Berenson & Co. as an MD. He will focus on expanding Berenson’s relationships in technology, media, telecom and entertainment. Asofsky was most recently at GCA Savvian, where he was an MD in technology and media sectors.
NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Berenson & Company, a leading independent investment banking firm, announced today that Dean S. Asofsky has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Mr. Asofsky, an industry veteran with over 20 years of banking and legal experience, has joined 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.
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“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.”
“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,” Mr. Asofsky commented. “I am confident that I have joined a team that, collectively, will be an important and growing force in our chosen space.”
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, Dean was in the M&A Group at Morgan Stanley. Dean started his professional career as an attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Mr. Asofsky is actively involved in causes benefitting children with autism spectrum disorder. He currently serves on the board of the McCarton Foundation, a New York-based foundation dedicated to educating children on the autism spectrum as well as training those responsible for educating them. Dean is also on the Finance Committee of Extreme Sports Camp, which serves youths and adults across the autism spectrum through experiential, community-based learning opportunities to enhance their health, abilities, personal growth and social engagement. Mr. Asofsky earned his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and his A.B. in History, cum laude and with distinction in all subjects, from Cornell University.
About Berenson & Company (www.berensonco.com)
Founded in 1990, Berenson & Company is an independent investment banking firm that provides high quality financial advice to a broad range of public and private corporations, financial institutions, equity sponsors, management teams and entrepreneurs. The Firm’s investment banking capabilities include a comprehensive suite of mergers & acquisitions advisory services, public and private financings of debt and equity, and financial restructuring and recapitalizations. Its business philosophy is characterized by an objective, client-focused approach, and it is recognized for its unique insights and creative problem-solving in industries that are undergoing significant disruption.