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Alexander Glantz

Partner
 
Over the course of his 23 year career in media and investment banking, Alex Glantz has established himself as a leading advisor to a broad group of global companies across the media, information, services, technology, education and financial sectors and worked on over $300 billion of transactions.   Representative experience includes advising: Thomson Reuters on the sale of Refinitiv to LSE for $27 billion (Pending) and acquisition of Confirmation Inc.; CBS’s Board Special Committee on its $48 billion combination with Viacom (Pending); Moody’s on the sale of Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services to Equistone Partners (Pending); Daily Mail and General Trust on the sale of Genscape to Verisk for $364 million (Pending); Time Warner Cable on its $79 billion combination with Charter Communications; Thomson Reuters on the sale of a 55% stake in its F&R business at a $20 billion valuation to Blackstone; Axioma on its $850 million combination with Deutsche Boerse’s STOXX index subsidiary and simultaneous investment by General Atlantic;  KKR and Weld North on the sale of Weld North’s K12 Curriculum Software Business to Silverlake; CEB (Corporate Executive Board) on its $3.3 billion sale to Gartner and acquisition of Evanta; Entercom Communications on the $4 billion Reverse Morris Trust with CBS Radio; North Island on its $625 million equity investment into Virtu Financial and the $1.2 billion acquisition of KCG by Virtu; Pandora on SiriusXM's $480 million preferred equity investment; UCG Holdings LP on its $650 million sale of OPIS to IHS Markit; JMI Equity and Sirius Decisions on its combination with Forrester Research; Clear Channel Outdoor on its $566 million sale of various assets to Lamar Advertising and independent operators; Informa PLC on its $375 million acquisition of Hanley Wood; CBS Outdoor (Outfront Media) on the $690 million acquisition of Van Wagner; Permira and All3Media on its $930 million sale to a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Liberty Global; Thomson Reuters on a range of transactions including the sales of Thomson Learning for $7.8 billion to Apax and OMERS, Thomson Healthcare for $1.4 billion to Veritas Capital and Barbri to Leeds Equity, Reuters on its $18 billion sale to Thomson as well as the merger of Instinet and Island and its $1.8 billion sale of Instinet; Reed Elsevier on its $5.8 billion acquisition of Harcourt General, $2.1 billion on-sale of Harcourt Higher Education to Thomson and $4.1 billion acquisition of Choicepoint; IHS on the $500 million acquisition of Seismic Micro Technology, $200 million acquisition of Global Insight, and its IPO, private placement and secondary offering; MSCI on its $1.6 billion acquisition of Riskmetrics; Wolters Kluwer on its $378 million acquisition of Waverly, $260 million acquisition of Plenum Publishing and $200 million acquisition of Ovid Technologies; Mcgraw-Hill on its $212 million sale of TV Broadcasting assets to Scripps, Sony on Sony ATV’s $375 million acquisition of Famous Music from Viacom and Sony and Time Warner on their joint investment in CDnow;  Warner Music Group on its $550 million IPO, Meredith Corporation on its $350 million acquisition of G&J USA Magazines from Bertelsmann; Laureate Education on the  $3.4 billion sale of the company to an investor group; Advent, Bain Capital and Berkshire Partners on the $1.2 billion acquisition of Skillsoft; Thomas H. Lee Partners, Bain Capital and Blackstone on the $1.8 billion acquisition of Houghton Mifflin,  Providence Equity on its $1.8 billion acquisition of Blackboard, Knowledge Universe and TCV on the  sale of Embanet Compass to Pearson for $650 million,  SEB Educacional on its sale to Pearson for $497 million,  VSS and Hgcapital  on the $660 million sale of SHL to Corporate Executive Board,  Permira on the $440 million acquisition of Renaissance Learning, Nielsen on its $1.6 billion initial public offering.
 
Mr. Glantz joined Centerview in 2013 to co-head the firm's media practice. Prior to joining Centerview, Mr. Glantz was a Managing Director and Co-Head of North American Media at Morgan Stanley.  Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2000, Mr. Glantz worked at Credit Suisse First Boston and Bertelsmann.
 
Mr. Glantz holds a B.A. from Yale, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.  He is a member of the Yale School of Music’s Board of Advisors and the Board of Governors of Mannes College for Music, a division of the New School University.

 
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