Shamrock Capital hires partner

Shamrock Capital has named Michael Wilkins as a partner.

Shamrock Capital has named Michael Wilkins as a partner. Previously, he worked at Harris Williams where he was managing director and global co-head of their technology, media and telecom group.

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, today announced that Michael Wilkins will be joining the firm as Partner.
“We are very excited to have Mike join the partnership. His breadth and depth of experience serving the technology, media and telecommunications sectors is a perfect fit with our firm’s sector focused approach to investing,” said Steve Royer, Partner of Shamrock Capital. “Mike’s preceding emphasis on software, internet, and education complements a number of interesting opportunities and trends that we are seeing in our markets. We have known and worked with Mike for almost two decades and have been consistently impressed by his long-term, investor-like approach to his engagements. Shamrock is energized by his addition to our team.”

Mr. Wilkins joins Shamrock from Harris Williams where he served as Managing Director and Global Co-Head of their Technology, Media & Telecom group. He has over 20 years of investment banking experience serving leading software, internet, data/analytics and education technology companies. His extensive global experience includes sell-side and buy-side M&A, recapitalizations, divestitures, public and private equity, and fixed income securities deals.

Mr. Wilkins’ experience prior to joining Harris Williams includes: co-founding the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) group and serving as the Head of Internet & Digital Media at Sagent Advisors; leading the Internet & Digital Media practice at Wachovia Securities; and the Communications, Technologies and Multimedia practice at Wasserstein Perella. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wilkins worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan and started his career as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs.

“Joining Shamrock Capital is a terrific opportunity that allows me to both leverage my significant experience in TMT and to work with such a highly respected investment firm in the industry,” said Mr. Wilkins. “I look forward to partnering with the Shamrock team to find creative and interesting investment opportunities, building on my years of working with talented executives and entrepreneurs as they have grown their enterprises.”

About Shamrock Capital Advisors
Shamrock Capital is a Los Angeles-based investment firm with approximately $2.1 billion of assets under management, investing exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. Shamrock was originally founded in 1978 as the family investment company for the late Roy E. Disney and has since evolved into an institutional money manager with a leading group of investors including endowment and pension funds. Shamrock partners with strong management teams and takes an active, collaborative approach to creating value in each investment. In addition to its diverse portfolio of Entertainment IP, Shamrock’s current private equity investments include Ad Results Media, Adweek, Appetize, Branded Cities, DeCurtis, FanDuel, Iyuno Media Group, Maple Media, Mobilitie, Omega Wireless, Pixellot, and Wpromote. For more information, visit shamrockcap.com.