The team responsible for building one of 2017’s top 10-ranked technology-focused boutique M&A practices has launched a new boutique investment bank called Nfluence Partners, with offices in both San Francisco and New York. Nfluence Partners will specialize in M&A and capital advisory for technology, media and telecom (“TMT”) transactions.
Gary Moon, most recently the head of TMT at Headwaters, along with Sun Jen Yung, Head of Digital Media & Internet and John Batdorf, Head of Software, are joined by Brewer Stone, most recently Managing Director at Pacific Crest Securities, and John Sternfield, most recently Managing Director at Petsky Prunier, to form the founding Principals of Nfluence Partners.
“Our team has built a reputation for successful outcomes on mid-market transactions including representing and selling clients to major name players such as Alibaba, AT&T, Comcast, Cisco, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft,” Gary Moon explained.
“Our first objective is continuing to achieve successful outcomes for our core TMT client base. Our senior team offers clients a combined 150+ years of technology banking experience, along with a global network across Europe, Asia and Israel, a focus on high-touch, senior-level service and honest, unbiased advice and guidance.”
Moon continues, “Our team over the past seven years together has developed a strong culture based on shared values.”
Moon, who began his career out of Stanford as founder and CEO of a wireless company and later shifted to investment banking, sees the new venture as an opportunity to reenter the entrepreneur world as well as the ability to focus on mission-aligned, purpose-driven companies.