Janney Montgomery Scott Hires Blackwood

Janney Montgomery Scott, an investment bank and financial services firm, hired of Peter A. Blackwood as Managing Director in the Technology & Services Investment Banking Group. Prior to joining Janney, he served as Principal and Head of the Internet & Digital Media Group at Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. where he was responsible for the origination and execution of public equity, private equity and M&A advisory transactions.

Press release:

Janney Montgomery Scott (“Janney”), a leading full-service investment banking and financial services firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Peter A. Blackwood as Managing Director in the Technology & Services Investment Banking Group.

As part of Janney’s Technology & Services Group, Mr. Blackwood will have responsibility for the firm’s eCommerce and Internet & Digital Media practices, focusing on consumer internet, interactive content, media and advertising as well as enabling technologies. Throughout his career, Mr. Blackwood has advised clients on a range of corporate finance needs including public offerings, private placements, and strategic M&A advisory.

Andrew Schmucker, the firm’s Head of Investment Banking, stated, “Janney continues to demonstrate its commitment towards the growth of our core industry verticals with the addition of Peter. He brings with him a wealth of capital markets and advisory experience, as well as extensive knowledge of the technology sector that will add depth and expertise to our Technology & Services Group. We are excited to have him join our growing team.”

Mr. Blackwood will work from Janney’s San Francisco offices before relocating to Janney’s Philadelphia headquarters. Mr. Blackwood can be reached by email at pblackwood@janney.com.

About Mr. Blackwood:

Mr. Blackwood has more than 10 years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining Janney, he served as Principal and Head of the Internet & Digital Media Group at Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. where he was responsible for the origination and execution of public equity, private equity and M&A advisory transactions. Prior to joining Merriman, Mr. Blackwood was with SoundView Technology Group, a technology-focused investment bank, where he focused on corporate finance needs of the firm’s enterprise software and storage clients. Prior to SoundView, he was one of the founding corporate finance team members of E*OFFERING, a start-up investment bank focused on leveraging the Internet as a distribution medium for the capital markets which was subsequently acquired by SoundView. Mr. Blackwood received his B.A. in Political Science from Ohio Wesleyan University.