Signal Hill Capital Group LLC (“Signal Hill”), a leading investment banking partnership with a sole focus on growth companies, is pleased to announce that Alexander (Alex) Hart and Robert (Bob) Berstein have joined the firm as Managing Director and Senior Vice President, respectively, and will head its new Boston-based, Internet and Digital Media practice. Alex and Bob come to Signal Hill from Morgan Keegan, where Alex headed its Internet and Digital Media practice. Together they have over 30 years of industry experience advising a wide range of public and private companies, including Vistaprint, TravelClick, Yahoo, All Web Leads, Cardlytics, comScore and Dice. Signal Hill’s expansion into Boston follows its March 2012 launch of its Bangalore, India office and coincides with its 10 year anniversary.
Scott A. Wieler, Signal Hill’s Chairman, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Alex, Bob and their team to Signal Hill and know that they are joining our firm at a particularly exciting time of growth, innovation and opportunity in the social media and e-commerce spaces. Alex and Bob are well-established experts who have a reputation for delivering successful outcomes for their clients, several of whom have already retained them to assist in new projects. Those clients will benefit not only from Alex’s and Bob’s expertise, but also from the combined resources and know-how of Signal Hill’s 50 other professionals, who together have completed more than 500 M&A advisory and financing transactions.”
Ira D. Cohen, Managing Director of Signal Hill and former President of Updata, Inc., added: “Alex and his team recognize that Signal Hill is the right place for them as they continue to grow their practice. Our 10 year record of success for clients, combined with the benefits of a transparent partnership structure that aligns the interests of our bankers with those of our clients, makes ours a differentiated platform for motivated professionals like Alex and Bob.”
Alex Hart has more than 17 years of investment banking experience advising a wide range of public and private companies, and has led transactions both domestically and internationally including mergers and acquisitions, private financings, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, and debt financings. He received his Bachelors degree, cum laude, from Harvard College.
Bob Berstein has more than 15 years of financial experience with both investment banking and venture capital firms, with a focus on digital media. In addition, he was co-founder and previous Chairman of the New York Private Equity Network (NYPEN). Bob is a graduate of Cornell, from which he received a Bachelors degree, magna cum laude.
Signal Hill Continues Its Expansion, Hires Boston-Based Internet and Digital Media Team