Evercore (NYSE: EVR) announced today that Scott Kamran has agreed to join the Firm’s Investment Banking business as a Senior Managing Director in its Technology Group. Mr. Kamran will be based in Evercore’s office in the Bay Area and will focus on advising companies in the software sector, as well as in the broader technology industry. Mr. Kamran was most recently a Managing Director and Co-head of Global Software Investment Banking at BofA Merrill Lynch. With over 17 years of experience at BofA Merrill Lynch, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers, Mr. Kamran has extensive experience advising a broad array of software companies and private equity firms, including advising Teradata on its acquisition of Aprimo, Websense on its sale to Vista Equity Partners, Blackbaud on its acquisition of Convio, and a consortium led by Apax Partners on their acquisition of Paradigm. “We are extremely pleased that Scott will be joining Evercore.” said Roger Altman, Evercore’s Executive Chairman. “This is another important step in our build-out of a world-class technology effort, which has advised on some of the largest technology transactions this year including Dell, Inc. in its potential sale to Michael Dell and SilverLake, Arris in its acquisition of Motorola Home from Google, Tekelec in its sale to Oracle, and has represented some of the largest global technology companies including Samsung, Accenture, Ericsson, Intel, Nokia, Nuance, and many others. Scott’s hiring is a demonstration of our commitment to the technology sector generally and to growing our presence in Silicon Valley.” Ralph Schlosstein, Evercore’s CEO, said, “Technology is one of the most active and strategically important sectors globally. Scott will bring a broad network of relationships, extensive transaction experience and a strong reputation for both the objectiveness of his advice and his integrity. The decision to hire Scott is consistent with our ongoing efforts to provide our technology clients with the highest quality advice on matters of significant strategic importance to them.”
Mr. Kamran has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Finance and Economics from George Washington University. Mr. Kamran also served in the United States Navy.About Evercore Partners Evercore is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions and also provides institutional investors with high quality research, sales and trading execution that is free of the conflicts created by proprietary activities; Evercore’s Investment Management business comprises wealth management, institutional asset management and private equity investing. Evercore serves a diverse set of clients around the world from its offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Toronto, London, Aberdeen, Scotland, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico, Hong Kong and Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. More information about Evercore can be found on the Company’s website at www.evercore.com.