PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pagemill Partners, Inc., a leading investment bank for the technology and media industry, announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious “Top Dealmaker Award” for 2008 from AlwaysOn. As one of the leading M&A firms, the company was honored at the second annual Venture Summit Silicon Valley in Half Moon Bay, California on December 2, 2008. Pagemill Partners’ founder and Managing Director Scott Munro was chosen to receive the award on behalf of the company.
According to AlwaysOn, the list of Top Dealmakers represents the “movers and shakers in the technology finance area. The list of honorees offers a snapshot of the organizations driving today’s technology IPO and M&A activity, as well as highlighting what is happening in the market and the people making it happen.” The top firms cover a broad spectrum including limited partner investors, VCs, investment banks, law firms, private equity, institutional investors and corporate buyers.
“We are delighted that Pagemill Partners has been honored for our accomplishments over the past year,” stated Scott Munro, Managing Director at Pagemill Partners. “With our strong focus on M&A, and deep domain expertise, we have been able to successfully complete nearly 30 transactions to date in 2008 and more than 90 transactions since 2005. We are very pleased that our unparalleled track record has been recognized in this important forum.”
The Venture Summit Silicon Valley is a two-day gathering that emphasizes the significant economic, political and technological trends that impact global growth investors. Keynote presentations and panel debates feature some of the most influential institutional investors, venture capitalists, corporate buyers, buyers, investment bankers and research analysts. According to Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn, “This year’s conference is particularly important. This conference offers great insight for investors who remain nervous about the weaknesses in the economy. Advances in technology and the surge of new and innovative companies serve as inspiration and investment opportunities as we head into the New Year.”
The AlwaysOn Network is transforming the media business by providing its readers with an open and participatory editorial environment. Borrowing from the underground blogging and social networking traditions, AO was launched in 2003 and has emerged as a leader in the “open media” revolution. The network’s content focuses on the sweet spots in the technology markets where innovation is disrupting behavior and creating new business opportunities.’
About Pagemill Partners
Pagemill Partners is a premier investment bank located in the heart of Silicon Valley. From its base in Silicon Valley, the firm specializes in mergers, acquisitions, private capital raising, and valuation and fairness opinions for companies in the technology, communications and media industries. Pagemill Partners has built a solid track record of completing successful transactions for middle market technology companies. The firm has completed more than 90 transactions since 2005, creating successful results as measured by strategic and financial outcomes.