Kawarabayashi Joins Union Square Advisors

Wayne Kawarabayashi has joined Union Square Advisors as a partner in the firm’s New York office. Kawarabayashi was most recently an MD of M&A at Barclays.


Union Square Advisors LLC, a leading technology-focused investment bank, announced today that Wayne Kawarabayashi has joined the firm as a Partner in its New York office. Mr. Kawarabayashi most recently served as Managing Director of M&A at Barclays. “We are very excited that Wayne is joining Union Square Advisors,” said Carter McClelland, Executive Chairman of the firm. “Wayne brings significant leadership and execution experience in technology M&A and a breadth of relationships with investors and corporations alike. Wayne will help Union Square to continue to drive its growth and leadership in our core technology investment banking business.”

“Union Square Advisors will be a unique opportunity for me to join a platform that provides a differentiated value proposition to its clients,” said Wayne. “I am impressed by Union Square Advisors’ team which brings deep industry insights, strong execution and remains focused on the most dynamic areas in technology. The firm has undeniable momentum right now and I am enthusiastic about its prospects going forward.”

The demand for Union Square Advisors’ M&A and capital-raising expertise has continued to accelerate and grow. Since 2009 the firm has announced 33 transactions for a total transaction value approaching $3.5 billion. Most recently, the firm served as an advisor to VMware in the creation of the Pivotal Initiative with EMC. Union Square Advisors actively works with leading technology companies on a wide range of M&A and financing transactions across the entire technology ecosystem – in the software, Internet/digital media, networking, storage, systems and semiconductor spaces; on both buy-side and sell-side transactions with public and private companies; on cross-border, competitive and other transactions with significant structural complexities; and across the investment spectrum working with venture capital, growth equity, public equity and private equity investors.

About Union Square Advisors

Union Square Advisors LLC is a leading investment banking advisory firm serving technology companies through its mergers & acquisitions, private capital financing and advisory services. Founded in 2007 by a group of the world’s premier technology banking professionals, the firm has offices in San Francisco and New York and works with leading public and private firms across the technology landscape – including software, Internet/digital media, networking, storage, systems and semiconductor companies, as well as with the strategic capital providers that invest in these sectors. For more information on Union Square Advisors, please visit www.usadvisors.com.