Former J.P. Morgan Co-Head of Media Investment Banking Joins Growing Franchise
Guggenheim Partners today announced that Mark Van Lith has joined Guggenheim Securities as Senior Managing Director. Most recently, Mr. Van Lith was the co-head of media investment banking at J.P. Morgan. Previously, he served as head of media banking at Bear Stearns. He will be based in Guggenheim’s New York office.
Alan Schwartz, Executive Chairman of Guggenheim Partners, said: “Mark is a seasoned banker and we are pleased to welcome him to Guggenheim. He has a proven track record of developing successful, long-term client relationships, which is consistent with the team of trusted advisors we are building at Guggenheim. In addition, having worked closely with Mark for nearly 10 years, I am confident that his experience and expertise will be instrumental in helping us expand the firm’s overall franchise.”
Mr. Van Lith’s expertise within the media/entertainment industries developed during his tenure at Bear Stearns, where he began working in 1990. Prior to becoming head of media banking, he held various senior positions within the M&A arena, including head of media mergers and acquisitions and head of international mergers and acquisitions. His clients have included CBS, Time Warner, Viacom, and Vulcan Capital.
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