Mejia named MD at Peter J. Solomon Company

Peter J. Solomon Company said Monday it named Juan Mejia an MD in the firm’s Media, Entertainment, Communications and Technology Group. Mejia joined Solomon in 2009.

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Private investment banking firm Peter J. Solomon Company (PJSC) announced today that Juan D. Mejia, 43, has been promoted to Managing Director in the firm’s Media, Entertainment, Communications and Technology Group.

Founder and Chairman Peter J. Solomon and Managing Director Richard S. Brail, head of PJSC’s Media, Entertainment, Communications and Technology Group, praised Mr. Mejia’s intelligence and creativity. “Juan brings insight and a thoughtful approach to advising clients in traditional media and the convergence of retail, digital media and technology. He has played an important role in many of our marquee transactions.”
Mr. Mejia joined PJSC in 2009 after serving as an Associate in Morgan Stanley’s Media & Communications Investment Banking group, advising clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, capital structure alternatives and debt and equity financings.
Mr. Mejia has advised clients across the media, entertainment, communications and technology sectors. Recently, he was part of the transaction teams advising Under Armour on its acquisition of MapMyFitness, Discovery Communications on its sale of CSS Studios, Sony on its $2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing, eBay on its $2.4 billion acquisition of GSI Commerce, Thomas Nelson on its sale to HarperCollins, Movie Tavern on its sale to Southern Theatres and MediaNews Group on its acquisition of Journal Register. Mr. Mejia’s clients have also included Bertelsmann, K12, Laureate Education, Haights Cross Communications, Cablevision, Intelsat, Sirius Satellite Radio and EchoStar.
In recent years, Mr. Mejia has helped expand PJSC’s Media, Entertainment, Technology and Communications Group’s coverage of education and business services.
“I have enjoyed working alongside PJSC’s creative and client-focused bankers over the past six years,” said Mr. Mejia. “I look forward to continuing to provide our clients with thoughtful advice and further expanding our education and business services practices with the same passion and commitment.”
Prior to his Wall Street experience, Mr. Mejia worked in software sales and IT services at both PeopleSoft and Accenture. As part of his non-profit activities, he sits on the Board of Directors of the Manhattan-based theater company Repertorio Español.
Mr. Mejia holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Further inquiries may be directed to Managing Director Diane M. Coffey at: 212-508-1605; dcoffey@pjsc.com. You are also welcome to visit PJSC’s website at www.pjsc.com.
About Peter J. Solomon Company
Peter J. Solomon Company (PJSC) is a leading independent investment banking firm headquartered in New York, City. Founded in 1989, the Firm provides owners, boards of directors, chief executives and senior management of public and private companies with strategic and financial advice.
PJSC has successfully completed more than 500 strategic and financial advisory assignments in the form of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, recapitalizations, refinancings and fairness opinions. PJSC has also built a successful practice defending companies in proxy and take-over contests. The Firm’s clients represent industry leaders in retail, apparel, wholesale and catalogue distribution; e-commerce; media, entertainment, communications and technology; branded and unbranded consumer products and industrial products. For more information please visit www.pjsc.com.