East Wind Advisors and Daroth merge

Middle-market investment banking firms East Wind Advisors and Daroth Capital Advisors have merged. Peter Rothschild, founder and principal of Daroth, has joined East Wind as a partner.


NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — East Wind Advisors, a leading industry-focused middle market investment banking firm, continues its expansion and announced today its combination with Daroth Capital Advisors, a firm started by Peter Rothschild in 2002 to provide high quality investment banking services for the middle market. Peter Rothschild, Founder & Principal of Daroth, has joined East Wind as a Partner.

Since its formation in 2002, East Wind Advisors’ mission has been to provide bulge-bracket quality M&A and Corporate Finance advisory services to companies across the corporate life cycle and financial sponsors. Senior-level attention, seasoned judgement and relentless pursuit of its clients’ objectives are hallmarks of the firm. The firm initially covered the Education Technology & Services and Media & Entertainment sectors and then expanded to service clients in the Consumer & Retail sector. Peter Rothschild will lead the firm’s General Industry and Special Situations Group, which will strengthen the firm’s ability to service clients outside its industry focus, as well as expand and deepen its capabilities in areas such as leveraged finance.

Prior to founding Daroth, which has completed over $7 billion of M&A and financing transactions, Mr. Rothschild was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Leveraged Finance and Industrial Finance groups at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and its predecessor Wasserstein Perella. Mr. Rothschild was a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Natural Resources Group at Bear Stearns prior to Wasserstein and was one of the founders of the firm’s Leveraged Finance and Financial Buyer Coverage groups. Mr. Rothschild currently serves as a director of The Wendy’s Company.

“This combination is exciting for both firms and will expand the capabilities of our firm. It brings together bankers who worked together for many years on several assignments and have a shared legacy of having worked at the same bulge bracket firm before founding their own boutique firms,” said Joshua Schwartz, Managing Partner & Founder of East Wind Advisors.

Ilan Kaufthal, Chairman of East Wind Advisors continued, “I am pleased to be working with Peter Rothschild as a Partner, having worked with him on many occasions in the past and sharing a similar client base. Peter Rothschild and his team bring to our firm a wealth of deal experience and long-term client relationships. We look forward to working with them.”

Peter Rothschild, added “I am pleased to be joining East Wind Advisors and excited about working together to continue to grow a leading, client-centric investment banking boutique.”

About East Wind Advisors
East Wind Advisors is an independent, industry-focused investment banking firm founded in 2002 to provide bulge-bracket quality advisory services to a broad client base ranging from large cap to middle market, emerging growth and venture stage companies and financial sponsors. East Wind Securities, its affiliate, is a member of FINRA and SIPC and is registered with the SEC as a broker-dealer (www.eastwindadvisors.com).

About Daroth Capital Advisors
Daroth Capital Advisors provides a full array of financial advisory services to companies, financial sponsors, and institutional investors including advice regarding M&A transactions, financings and strategic planning (www.daroth.com).