S. Brian Mukherjee has joined Periscope Equity LLC as a partner. Mukherjee has previously served as an executive advisor to the firm since its formation.
CHICAGO, IL – August 16, 2017. Periscope Equity LLC (“Periscope”), a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in lower middle market technology-enabled business services companies, announced today that S. Brian Mukherjee has joined the firm as a Partner. Mr. Mukherjee previously served as an Executive Advisor to the firm since its formation. In this new role, Mr. Mukherjee will focus on due diligence, operational transformations and strategic growth initiatives of portfolio companies and oversee the Periscope Operating Partners.
Mr. Mukherjee is a seasoned technology executive and investor, with a strong track record of successful turnarounds, transformations, enterprise growth and exits at Public and Private companies. Before joining Periscope, Mr. Mukherjee spent over a decade in CEO or Division Head roles at companies in the Internet, Mobile, Digital Media, Software and Services sectors, with operations in the US, Europe and Asia. Most recently, Mr. Mukherjee was the CEO and Executive Director of RhythmOne plc (LSE AIM: RTHM), a leading global advertising technology Company. During his tenure, the Company achieved benchmark highs in revenue, profitability and stock performance and went through a fundamental transformation of its product, operational and strategic focus to align with seismic changes in the Industry. Before RhythmOne, Mr. Mukherjee was the President and CEO of Prime Visibility Media Group, Inc. (PVMG), where he worked closely with Steven Jarmel, Founder and Partner of Periscope Equity, to restructure and rapidly grow the Company before its sale to RhythmOne. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mukherjee held Executive, Staff and Line Management positions at several technology-enabled business services companies, where he played pivotal roles in building high performance teams, transforming product offerings, leading mergers and acquisitions, and driving revenue and profitability growth.
“We are thrilled to have Brian join the Periscope investment team as a Partner,” said Mr. Jarmel. “He is a transformational leader with a unique approach and ability to work across a diverse set of industries, companies and teams to quickly gain the respect of management, achieve alignment and deliver results. Over the past seven years, I have seen first-hand the effectiveness of his approach and the remarkable results he has delivered, leveraging the breadth and depth of his expertise. He is the perfect complement to the Periscope investment team as we look to build on our core philosophy of working in alignment and harmony with portfolio companies to drive extraordinary results.”
“This is an exciting time to join the Periscope team, as it continues to build momentum within the industry. While I have been involved since its founding, I am pleased to transition to a dedicated, full-time role, at the firm” said Mr. Mukherjee. “Periscope has established itself as a trusted investor with a unique value proposition and strong track record of investment returns. The firm’s approach is built on a proven, repeatable strategy in the buyouts of lower middle market technology-enabled business services companies. I look forward to working with our Investors, Management teams and Operating Partners to help navigate the firm and our portfolio companies through the next phases of growth.”
Brian holds an MBA (Honors) from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and MS (Honors) and BE (Honors) degrees in Engineering from Iowa State University and the University of Bombay, respectively. He currently advises the Boards of Directors of RhythmOne, plc; and Periscope portfolio companies: Inflexxion, Inc., CISCOR, Inc. and MicroMass Communications, Inc..
About Periscope Equity LLC Periscope is a Chicago, IL based, middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in technology-enabled business services companies with $2 to $5 Million of EBITDA. Periscope works with management teams of target companies that have differentiated product or service offerings, a strong history and potential of cash flow generation, and distinct paths of growth to achieve exceptional returns. Providing financial capital, industry knowledge, operational expertise and access to talent, Periscope seeks to align and partner with proven management teams to grow businesses, both organically and through acquisitions. For more information, please visit www.periscopeequity.com.