Investment bank Media Venture Partners (MVP) has appointed industry veteran Paul Stapleton as Managing Director, the company said today. Stapleton will help lead MVP’s practice advising data center, hosting and managed service providers.
Stapleton has been a leading player in the investment banking scene for the data center and web hosting industries during his tenure as Managing Director at DH Capital. While at Rampart Associates, Stapleton authored the I$P Report and became recognized as a thought leader in the Internet service provider sector.
"We are fortunate to bring Paul, with his deep industry knowledge and extensive investment banking background, to Media Venture Partners," said Brian Pryor, Managing Director of Media Venture Partners. "MVP’s strength is our industry focus, and Paul’s exceptional knowledge of the space and his wide web of connections will help us deliver even more value to our clients." Stapleton and Pryor will be based in a new office for MVP in Boulder, Colorado.
Media Venture Partners provides advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, along with debt and equity capital raising services. MVP has completed more than $14 billion in transactions and focuses on clients in the telecommunications, media and technology industries. Founded in 1987, the company has offices in San Francisco, Boston, Kansas City and Boulder.