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Drake Star taps Ennis as partner

Drake Star Partners has hired Robert Ennis as a partner. His work background includes a stint at Houlihan Lokey’s technology, media, telecom group in New York.


New York – April 24th 2017: Drake Star Partners, a leading independent and international investment bank focusing on the technology, media and communications sectors announced today that seasoned media and marketing investment banker Robert (Bob) Ennis is joining the firm as a Partner in the New York office. Bob will be focusing on Digital Media, Interactive Advertising, Marketing Automation and Consumer Internet.

Gregory Bedrosian, Managing Partner and Co-CEO at Drake Star Partners, commented: “We are thrilled to have Bob join the firm. He will undoubtedly be a valuable addition to our senior team and central to Drake Star Partners’ own growth”. Bedrosian continued: “A veteran investment banker, Bob brings 18 years of experience serving the technology, media and marketing sectors, having worked with a number of prominent M&A and corporate finance clients. My colleagues and I are delighted to be working with Bob as we carry this momentum forward at Drake Star Partners.”

Bob Ennis added: “I am very pleased to join a global, fully integrated firm focused on servicing the technology, media and communications sectors. Drake Star Partners has demonstrated impressive growth and is well-positioned to continue to take share in the middle market. As such, I am eager to work towards the firm’s future successes and to contribute towards positioning Drake Star Partners as a leader in cross-border deal-making.”

Prior to joining Drake Star Partners, Bob held several senior positions in investment banking, having worked at Houlihan Lokey’s Technology, Media, Telecom Group in New York; MESA, a merchant bank and advisory firm that specialized in digital media and interactive marketing; and boutique advisory firm Petsky Prunier. Previously, Bob was Vice President of IAC/InterActiveCorp, where he was actively involved in over $6 billion of public and private acquisitions across a range of consumer internet verticals, and was Vice President of News Corporation Limited.

About Drake Star Partners
Drake Star Partners is a global investment banking firm serving the technology, media and communications sectors (TMC) with offices in New York, London, Paris, Munich, Los Angeles, Berlin, Amsterdam, Geneva and Tokyo. The firm focuses on M&A and corporate finance for its clients worldwide. Prior to forming Drake Star Partners, LD&A Jupiter and Redwood Capital completed over 280 transactions since 2004, 70% of which are cross-border.

Drake Star Partners is the marketing name for the global investment bank Drake Star Partners Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates. In the USA, all securities are transacted through RCG, LLC. In the USA, RCG, LLC is regulated by FINRA and is a member of SIPC. © 2016 Drake Star Partners.