SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Union Square Advisors LLC, a leading technology-focused investment bank, announced today that Paul Inouye has joined the firm as a Partner in its San Francisco office. Mr. Inouye most recently served as Managing Director and Head of Internet Banking at Moelis & Company. “We are very excited that Paul is joining Union Square Advisors,” said Carter McClelland, Executive Chairman of the firm. “Paul brings a deep understanding of the Internet, Digital Media and Software spaces, significant transaction execution experience, and a broad range of relationships with investors and corporations alike. Paul will help Union Square Advisors to continue to drive our strong momentum in technology investment banking.”
“I have known Paul for many years and have consistently found his counsel and strategic advice to be highly valuable and very differentiated. He offers a depth of industry knowledge, a level of insight into the strategic landscape and a flow of thoughtful provocative ideas that a client really needs from its trusted advisor,” said Bob Swan, CFO of eBay.
“I am very excited to join the team at Union Square Advisors, as they have built a brand which is both highly regarded and well trusted by its clients,” said Inouye. “Union Square Advisors has an exceptional cadre of highly talented professionals whom I have known for a long time and greatly respect. Moreover, Union Square Advisors’ recent momentum and success have been remarkable, clearly demonstrating a differentiated and value-added strategic advisory platform that resonates across the technology community and ecosystem.”
The demand for Union Square Advisors’ M&A and capital-raising expertise has continued to accelerate. Since 2008 the firm has announced more than 50 transactions for a total transaction value of more than $20 billion. Recent examples include Union Square Advisors serving as financial advisor to Permira and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board in their $5.3B take-private acquisition of Informatica, as financial advisor to Vista Equity Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in Mediaocean (valuing the firm at $720MM), as financial advisor to Vista Equity Partners in its $4.2B take-private acquisition of TIBCO, as financial advisor to Siris Capital in its $840MM take-private acquisition of Digital River, and as exclusive financial advisor to Cloudant in its sale to IBM. Union Square Advisors actively works with leading technology companies on a wide range of M&A and financing transactions across the entire technology ecosystem; on both buy-side and sell-side transactions with public and private companies; on cross-border, competitive and other transactions with significant structural complexities; and across the investment spectrum working with venture capital, growth equity, public equity and private equity investors.
About Union Square Advisors
Union Square Advisors LLC is a leading technology-focused investment bank that offers strategic mergers & acquisitions advice and execution as well as agented private capital financing services. Founded in 2007, with offices in San Francisco and New York, Union Square Advisors works with leading public and private technology companies, private equity and venture capital firms across the technology landscape with a primary focus on Software, Software-Enabled Services, IT Infrastructure and Internet/Digital Media. For more information on Union Square Advisors, please visit www.usadvisors.com.