Harris Williams & Co. Hires Michael Wilkins as its Senior Technology Banker on the West Coast and to Head its U.S. Efforts in Internet and Digital Media

Firm Continues Global Expansion of its Technology, Telecom & Digital Media Group
September 8, 2011

Harris Williams & Co., premier middle market investment bank, announces that Michael Wilkins has joined the firm as a managing director leading the firm’s Technology, Telecom & Digital Media (TTDM) Group’s efforts on the West Coast in the U.S. Wilkins joins the firm with a wide range of experience and industry knowledge as well as strong relationships with strategic buyers and leading private equity and venture capital groups worldwide.

Prior to joining Harris Williams & Co., Wilkins was a managing director at Sagent Advisors where he co-founded the firm’s technology practice. During his time at Sagent, Wilkins headed the internet and digital media practice covering the online advertising and marketing, content, and web services and eCommerce sub-sectors. Wilkins brings significant investment banking experience to the firm having previously worked in the investment banking groups of Sagent Advisors, Wachovia Securities, Wasserstein Perella & Co., J.P. Morgan & Co. and Goldman Sachs.

“Michael is an excellent addition to our firm and growing industry practice,” said Hiter Harris, co-founder of Harris Williams & Co. “Michael brings the right knowledge, skill and relationships to help grow our firm and respond to market opportunities in the TTDM industry.”

“Michael’s experience and expertise in digital media, internet and software transactions further enhances our ability to provide exceptional advice to our clients,” said Jeff Bistrong, head of Harris Williams & Co.’s U.S. TTDM Group and based in Boston. “Michael will lead our west coast team and, combined with the expertise of our European TTDM team, will support the growth of our global industry practice in those sectors.”