Paul Stapleton Joins Media Venture Partners

Paul Stapleton has joined investment bank Media Venture Partners as a managing director, leading a practice serving data center, hosting and managed service providers. He previously was a managing director with DH Capital.


Media Venture Partners (MVP), a leading investment bank serving the telecommunications, media and technology sectors, announced today it has appointed Paul Stapleton as Managing Director. Paul will help lead MVP’s practice servicing data center, hosting and managed service providers.

Paul has an established foundation in investment banking for the data center and hosting industries. He has led more than 100 M&A transactions and provided capital raising advisory services for market-leading providers of data center services, enterprise hosting, SaaS, mass-market hosting and online media.

Most recently, Paul served for four years as Managing Director for DH Capital. Before that, he built deep, far-reaching knowledge of the data center industry as a consultant and owner of Niwot Capital, where he worked with Landmark Media Enterprises and its data center subsidiary, Continental Broadband, as it expanded into new markets by acquisition.

His expertise additionally includes over six years at Rampart Associates where Paul served as a Partner and provided investment banking services primarily to internet service providers. While at Rampart, Paul authored the I$P Report and became renowned as an industry expert and thought leader in the sector.

“We are fortunate to bring Paul, with his deep industry knowledge and extensive investment banking background, to Media Venture Partners,” said Brian Pryor, Managing Director of MVP. “MVP’s strength is our industry focus, and Paul’s exceptional knowledge of the space and his wide web of connections will help us deliver even more value to our clients.”

Paul received his BS from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Paul will be based in Boulder, Colorado and will be joined by Brian in a new office for MVP, located at 2033 11th Street, Suite 6, Boulder, CO 80302, tel: 303-284-3965

About Media Venture Partners
Providing mergers & acquisitions advisory and debt and equity capital raising services, Media Venture Partners has completed over $14 billion in transactions and focuses on clients in the telecommunications, media and technology industries. Founded in 1987, MVP has offices in San Francisco, Boston, Kansas City and Boulder.