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Waller Capital Advises ZDirect on Sale to TravelClick

Acquisition Broadens TravelClick’s Technology Solutions; Enables Hoteliers to Create and Drive Deeper Guest Engagement and Increase Revenue Opportunities  NEW YORK, October 27, 2015 – TravelClick (“the Company”), a global provider of innovative cloud-based, revenue-generating solutions for the hospitality industry, announced today that it has acquired ZDirect, a leading customer relationship management (CRM) platform in the hospitality sector. The acquisition of ZDirect, which represents the second acquisition made by TravelClick in the last 12 months, is yet another example of the Company’s commitment to extending its industry leadership position to better serve its hotel clients. Terms of the transaction were not […]

Roderick “Roddy” Moon Joins Waller Capital Partners from Oppenheimer & Co.

Technology Investment Banking Veteran Will Expand Digital Media & Internet Practice NEW YORK – October 1, 2015 – Waller Capital Partners, LLC, (“Waller”), a New York-based independent investment bank and advisory firm focused on the telecommunications, media and technology sectors, today announced that Roderick “Roddy” Moon has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Roddy will expand Waller’s efforts with Digital Media and Internet clients and will focus on the digital marketing services, marketing automation, data driven advertising, digital content and e-commerce sectors across online, mobile and video distribution channels. Roddy has 19 years of experience on Wall Street and has spent the last 11 years focused specifically on the […]

Waller Capital Advises iStreamPlanet on Sale to Turner Broadcasting System

New York, NY – Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. has acquired a majority stake in iStreamPlanet, a market leader in large-scale, live event streaming, TV Everywhere Network simulcasts and OTT multiplatform solutions. Turner will leverage iStreamPlanet’s technology to deliver its OTT programming, shift its core technology infrastructure to the cloud and develop new products and services for existing and new businesses. Turner’s diverse technology requirements, ranging from live news, simulcast networks, video on demand and multiplatform specific content will also enhance iStreamPlanet’s commercial offering. This transaction is an important piece of Turner’s ongoing technology transformation with the potential to advance technological […]

Steve Davidson Joins Waller Capital as Senior Advisor

NEW YORK, NY — May 27, 2015 — Waller Capital announced today that Steve Davidson, a longtime media and telecom executive, has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. Steve spent over 30 years at HBO, most recently as Executive Vice President, where he was responsible for its most senior relationships with C-level executives at the industry’s largest video providers, including cable, satellite and telco affiliates. He was also part of HBO’s development team for HBO Go, Cinemax and the Multiplex initiatives. Mr. Davidson complements Waller Capital’s deep senior relationships across these focus industries and will further expand the firm’s […]

Waller Capital Advises OnLive on Sale to Sony

OnLive has been acquired by Sony. OnLive is a cloud gaming and technology company with consumer and enterprise offerings.  With over 140 U.S. and international patents supporting its innovative technology, OnLive is pioneer in cloud-based content delivery. Sony’s Computer Entertainment division will utilize OnLive’s technology to enhance its existing cloud-based offerings.  The business now holds a strong position in the cloud gaming market that will provide unique capabilities for its PlayStation platform. Waller Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to OnLive on the transaction.

Waller Capital Advises ReTargeter on Sale to SellPoints

SellPoints Inc., which distributes media content such as web videos to help manufacturers market products, is acquiring six-year-old ad tech startup ReTargeter, SellPoints Chief Executive Officer Brian O’Keefe said. The acquisition of ReTargeter, which had about $7 million in revenue last year, will let Emeryville, California-based SellPoints marry its trove of consumer data with ReTargeter’s ad network so that it can reach online shoppers across the Internet, O’Keefe said in a March 18 phone interview. He declined to disclose the value of the deal. SellPoints, whose content appears on the websites of retailers including Best Buy Co. and Costco Wholesale […]

Waller Capital Advises ColocationZone on Sale to Lightower Fiber Networks

Lightower Acquires ColocationZone, Enterprise-Class Data Center in Chicago   Located downtown in the 725 South Wells data center, Lightower continues aggressive expansion in Chicago Area BOXBOROUGH, MA — March 11, 2015 — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced today that is has acquired ColocationZone – an enterprise-class data center provider in Chicago. ColocationZone is located in the 725 South Wells data center in downtown Chicago, on the South Loop of the city’s Central Business District. Lightower will also be taking over operations of the Meet Me Room […]

Waller Capital Advises Digital Media Company RockYou on Investment by Columbia Capital

RockYou Secures $23M in Funding to Extend Partnerships to Game Developers and Expand Mobile Offerings Columbia Capital Leads Investment in Growing RockYou SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Mar 2, 2015) – Interactive media company RockYou, today announced it has raised $23M in additional funding, led by Columbia Capital. Over the past 12 months, RockYou has greatly expanded its diverse games portfolio to include hits acquired from Disney (Kitchen Scramble, Words of Wonder, City Girl, Gardens of Time) and Kabam (the Facebook and web versions of Kingdoms of Camelot and Dragons of Atlantis). The company’s in-game video advertising platform currently delivers over 1 billion […]

Waller Capital Featured in Multichannel News to Discuss 2015 Cable M&A Market

Where Are All the Deals? They’re Coming… 2014’s Low Transaction Volume Could Be Calm Before the Storm   While the pay TV M&A market held out the promise in 2014 that it would be one of the most robust ever as Charter Communications pursued Time Warner Cable and drove renewed interest in further consolidating the industry, it turned out to be one of the slowest years in terms of deal volume in recent memory. But with two mega-transactions nearing the finish line in 2015 — Comcast’s $69 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and AT&T’s $67 billion purchase of DirecTV […]

Waller Capital Named Finalist for Boutique Investment Bank of the Year

NEW YORK — October 20, 2014 — Waller Capital, a leading independent investment bank and advisory firm focused on the telecommunications, media and technology sectors, today announced that it has been named a finalist in four different categories of the 13th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, including Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year. “Waller Capital, representing the best of the industry, has demonstrated creativity and perseverance in today’s challenging climate,” says Roger Aguinaldo, CEO and Founder of The M&A Advisor. Waller Capital was selected as a finalist in three transaction categories and four total: Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year M&A […]