Piper Jaffray Expands Technology Investment Banking with Hiring of Robert Berstein

01/09/2019 | 08:00:45 AM

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2019-- Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), a leading investment bank and asset management firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Berstein as a managing director focused on internet and digital media within technology investment banking. Berstein joins Piper Jaffray with more than 20 years of investment banking and venture capital experience, and will be based in the firm’s Boston office.

Berstein joins the firm from DCS Advisory (formerly Signal Hill), where he was a managing director focused on M&A and private capital advisory for internet companies. While at DCS, Berstein co-founded and led the internet and digital media practice for the firm. Previously, he held technology investment banking roles at Morgan Keegan (formerly Revolution Partners) and Jefferies.

“With two decades of tech banking experience, Bob brings a wealth of experience and a successful track record of advising private equity and venture-backed companies across the spectrum of internet and digital media-related market spaces,” said Michael Kim, head of technology investment banking. “We look forward to leveraging Bob’s deep domain expertise and relationships as we continue to focus on advising best-in-class software and internet companies.”

“Bob will be an invaluable contributor as we accelerate our tech effort and investment banking franchise as a whole,” added Scott LaRue, global head of Piper Jaffray investment banking and capital markets. “He brings a unique set of relationships and a strong track record of successful advisory transactions in his space.”

Last fall, Piper Jaffray also added Kate Winkler as a managing director in the technology group as part of its continued efforts to grow its technology investment banking practice.

Berstein is a graduate, magna cum laude, of Cornell University.

Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is a leading investment bank and asset management firm. Securities brokerage and investment banking services are offered in the U.S. through Piper Jaffray & Co., member SIPC and FINRA; in Europe through Piper Jaffray Ltd., authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority; and in Hong Kong through Piper Jaffray Hong Kong Limited, authorized and regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission. Asset management products and services are offered through five separate investment advisory affiliates―U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered Advisory Research, Inc., Piper Jaffray Investment Management LLC, PJC Capital Partners LLC and Piper Jaffray & Co., and Guernsey-based Parallel General Partners Limited, authorized and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

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