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David J. Hess

Partner
 
David Hess is a member of the firm’s technology investment banking team. He has almost 30 years of experience assisting companies on a wide range of strategic matters.

Representative transactions include: $146 billion merger of Sprint (Independent Committee) and T-Mobile; $14 billion sale of Clearwire (Special Committee) to Sprint; separation of Xerox (Independent Committee) into two independent companies; $10 billion acquisition of Worldpay by Vantiv; $7.5 billion merger of Grubhub and Just Eat Takeaway.com; $6.9 billion sale of Squarespace (Special Committee) to Permira; $6.5 billion sale of Solera (Special Committee) to Vista; $5.3 billion sale of MICROS Systems to Oracle; $5.2 billion sale of Cornerstone OnDemand to Clearlake; $5.1 billion sale of West Corporation to Apollo; $4.1 billion sale of Perot Systems to Dell; $2.7 billion sale of Cision to Platinum; $2.7 billion acquisition of TriZetto by Cognizant; $2.3 billion sale of Rover to Blackstone; $1.7 billion acquisition of MTS Systems by Amphenol; $1.7 billion sale of HireRight (Special Committee) to General Atlantic and Stone Point; $1.4 billion sale of TripleLift to Vista; Cornerstone OnDemand’s acquisitions of Saba ($1.3 billion) and SumTotal ($200 million); $1.2 billion sale of Unisys U.S. Federal business to SAIC; PTC’s acquisitions of ServiceMax ($1.5 billion), Arena Solutions ($715 million), Intland Software ($280 million) and pure-systems; and Motorola Solutions’ acquisition of Rave Mobile Safety.

Selected additional experience includes transactions announced by AT&T, Attachmate, CA Technologies, Cablevision, Comcast, Entrust, Genpact, Goldman Sachs, L-1 Identity Solutions, McGraw-Hill, Monster Worldwide, Openlink Financial, Priceline, RiskMetrics, Satyam, Send Word Now, SolarWinds, SonicWall, Sungard, and Witness Systems.

Prior to joining Centerview in 2011, David spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a Managing Director with responsibility for the firm’s software and IT services investment banking practice. He began his career at Schroder & Co.

David received a B.S., magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Executive Committee and former President of the Board of Trustees of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School; a member of the Executive Committee of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation; a Board member of Wharton’s McNulty Leadership Program; and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. David and his wife live in New York City and have three children.

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Numab Therapeutics AG
Announced: Q2 2024
Value: $1.25 billion
Status: Pending

Lead financial advisor to Numab Therapeutics on its sale of NM-26, a bi-specific antibody, to Johnson & Johnson
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