NEW YORK, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (“Oppenheimer”), a leading investment bank, wealth manager and a subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE: OPY), today announced the expansion of its Global Technology Investment Banking Group with the appointment of senior banker Maxwell Gover as a Managing Director. Mr. Gover’s primary focus will be on providing strategic advisory and capital raising services to companies in the interactive media and communications sectors of the Technology industry. He will be based in New York City, reporting to Robin Graham, Oppenheimer’s Head of Technology, Media, and Communications Investment Banking.
Mr. Graham said, “It remains our strategy to expand our senior technology investment banking team by hiring highly experienced bankers that bring deep domain expertise in high growth sub-sectors of the Technology industry. Max’s considerable experience raising capital and providing strategic advice to the interactive media, gaming and communications segments of our industry is a strong complement to our existing senior banking team. We look forward to providing deeper insight and stronger service and thought leadership to our clients with Max on board.”
Mr. Gover joins Oppenheimer with over a dozen years of experience in corporate finance advisory across numerous technology, media and telecommunications verticals. Previously, he was with Wells Fargo, where he led the Interactive Media and Communications Technology practices. Prior to Wells Fargo, he was a member of the M&A advisory team at Morgan Stanley.
The technology, media, and communications sector has experienced tremendous growth in recent years as companies across the industry capitalize on secular trends that are driving both adoption and new applications of technology by innovating and expanding their product and service offerings.
Oppenheimer’s Technology Investment Banking team has taken significant market share since 2018 through aggressive hiring at all levels and tremendous success in onboarding and integrating a highly specialized team of industry coverage bankers with deep sub-sector expertise to complement Oppenheimer’s strength in Technology equity research and the equity capital markets.
Mr. Gover said, “Given the massive tailwinds in the technology environment, including access to reliable, affordable broadband and demographic shifts driving media consumption and workforce collaboration, both interactive media and communications technology are in their early innings as disruptive, transformative forces driving value creation in the global economy. I am extremely excited about continuing to work with exciting, disruptive and fast growing companies by leveraging Oppenheimer’s exceptional full-service platform and extensive range of capabilities to provide strategic M&A advice and capital raising services to our clients.”
Oppenheimer’s ongoing, thoughtful expansion of its senior investment banking leadership and expertise across key industries and sectors, coupled with continual investment in its leading equity research capabilities, has been one of the primary drivers of the firm’s record-setting investment banking results over the past year. Full-year investment banking revenue of $222 million for 2020 increased more than 70% over 2019, while Q1 2021 revenue for the division increased 384% versus Q1 2020, to $124.5 million. The expansion of Oppenheimer’s Global Technology Investment Banking Group is expected to build even further on this momentum.
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