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Rothschild & Co hires two managing directors for North America tech team

They will report to David Baron, head of US Western region and head of technology.

  • Previously, Buchbinder led the education technology franchise at Oppenheimer & Co and Mastan was a managing director in the technology investment banking group at KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Buchbinder will focus on the edtech space while Mastan will target software M&A efforts in North America
  • Buchbinder will be based in New York and Mastan in Boston

Rothschild & Co has named Michael Buchbinder and Patrick Mastan as managing directors in its North America technology team. They will report to David Baron, Head of US Western region and head of technology, North America and will work closely with James Neissa, head of North America.

Buchbinder is a specialized senior investment banker and will be focused on clients in the Education Technology industry. His expertise includes advising on M&A transactions for companies which provide software, content and services to learners and organizations across the lifelong learning continuum. He will be based in New York.

Mastan brings almost two decades of investment banking and advisory experience to Rothschild & Co, where he will focus on software M&A efforts in North America. Mastan is based in Rothschild & Co’s Boston office, which officially opened in 2021.

Prior to joining Rothschild & Co, Buchbinder was a managing director and led the education technology franchise at Oppenheimer & Co. In that capacity, he advised on M&A and private placement transactions, with successful outcomes including public company acquisitions, private equity add-ons, and new platform investments. Previously, Buchbinder worked in the BMO Capital Markets education investment banking practice and the Deutsche Bank media investment banking group. He holds a JD/MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and the Wharton School and received his BA from Yeshiva College.

Prior to joining Rothschild & Co, Mastan was a managing director in the technology investment banking group at KeyBanc Capital Markets, where he was responsible for leading Software M&A Advisory. Previously, he was a managing director in Lazard’s technology investment banking group and began his investment banking career at Deutsche Bank. Mastan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Connecticut, Certificate of Business Excellence from Columbia Business School and previously served in the United States Air Force.