Tom Prior Joins Silverfern Group

Tom Prior has joined the Silverfern Group as a managing director of merchant banking. He previously was a senior managing director with Deutsche Bank’s financial sponsors group in New York.


The Silverfern Group, Inc. announced today that it has continued the expansion of its senior merchant banking team with the addition of Tom Prior, former Senior Managing Director within Deutsche Bank’s New York Financial Sponsors Group.

Tom brings over 20 years of Investment Banking experience to the Silverfern team. He has extensive relationship management experience with private equity firms and deep transaction experience across all investment banking products including Mergers & Acquisitions, Leveraged Buyout Financings and IPOs. He has completed over 100 LBOs for large and mid-cap global private equity firms across various industries including Consumer Products, Industrial, Media, Business Services, FIG, Technology, and Retail.

Prior to joining Silverfern, Tom spent 20 years with Deutsche Bank’s Financial Sponsor Coverage Group in New York where he had primary relationship management responsibility for many of the firm’s largest private equity clients. Tom originated, financed and advised on several of the largest leveraged buyout transactions in corporate history, including the LBOs of the Hertz Corporation, Toys “R” Us, First Data Corporation, VNU Media and U.S. Foodservice.

Based in New York, Tom is responsible for leading Silverfern’s East Coast Private Equity Merchant Banking Coverage practice.

Silverfern Chairman & CEO Clive Holmes said, “The addition of a senior banker of Tom’s caliber to the Silverfern team further demonstrates Silverfern’s commitment to its Clients to remain the first choice for exclusive access to robust proprietary deal flow for the Private Equity community. At a time of immense dislocation in the Wall Street model, Silverfern continues to stand out as a tangible symbol of strength in deal origination for our Clients.”

About The Silverfern Group, Inc.

The Silverfern Group, Inc. (Silverfern) is an independently owned Merchant Bank specializing in originating and structuring proprietary (non-auction) buy-side Mergers & Acquisitions opportunities, and through its affiliates Silverfern Co-Investment Partners and Silverfern Debt Advisors in making private equity co-investments and debt investments with relationship private equity firms worldwide. Silverfern’s senior merchant bankers deliver a compelling competitive advantage to its Clients – combining exclusive access to robust proprietary deal flow and leading managers with the highest levels of Wall Street advice, analytical support and negotiating deal experience. The Silverfern Group, Inc. is a U.S. Broker-Dealer. Member FINRA.

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