Drake Star Principal Mohit Pareek honored with Americas Rising Star Award

LOS ANGELES | NEW YORK | February 1st, 2024 – The Global M&A Network honored Mohit Pareek, CFA, Principal at Drake Star, with The Americas Rising Star Award at the 15th Annual Americas & Global M&A Atlas Awards. The ceremony took place during a gala dinner at The Metropolitan Club of New York. 

Mohit-PodiumMohit, based in Drake Star’s Los Angeles office, is a CFA Charterholder, a specialist in M&A in the Digital Media and Fintech sectors, and has become a leading authority in the Sports Tech and Gaming verticals. 

Since  joining Drake Star in 2015, Mohit has been a core component of the senior banking team that has completed more than a dozen deals in Sports Tech and Gaming and was promoted to Principal in 2022. Most recently, he advised on Xsolla’s strategic acquisition of cloud-based streaming studio Lightstream, Azur Games’ acquisition of the large portfolio of hyper-casual mobile games from top U.S. publisher Tastypill, Sound United-owned Denon’s acquisition of Melbourne, Australia-based Nura, the maker of self-learning headphones, and was awarded in the category USA Digital Media & Marketing Deal of the Year in the 2023 M&A Atlas Awards for advising on the Spiketrap acquisition by Reddit. Mohit is also lead author of the Drake Star quarterly Global Sports Tech and co-author of the quarterly Global Gaming Report, and is regularly asked to share his analysis and comment on market developments in major media outlets and high-profile industry events. 

Says Gregory Bedrosian, CEO of Drake Star: “Mohit is a consummate professional and extremely deserving of this award. His dedication to the success of our clients is evident in his daily work, but even more so, in the outcomes he delivers for our clients. His expertise in Gaming and Sports Tech is widely recognized by the industry and has helped Drake Star build leadership positions in these arenas. We take great pride in our commitment to career development and are thrilled when our team members’ accomplishments are acknowledged both within our firm and across the dealmaking community. We are very grateful to have Mohit on the Drake Star team and I’m excited to celebrate future successes.” 

Mohit Pareek, CFA, Principal at Drake Star, upon accepting the award commented: “I am honored to receive this award and flattered by the recognition. Executing all these transactions over the years while working with these top tier tech comapnies has been a highly satisfying experience and the driving force for my career. This award recognition and the great success has also been made possible thanks to the top leadership and my outstanding colleagues at Drake Star who I have had the chance to collaborate with over the last nine years.”

Drake Star is a global technology-focused investment bank that has built a reputation as an industry leader recognized for deep tech sector insights and expertise, strong client outcomes, and several prestigious awards. This award further bolsters the firm’s accolades, which now total over 45+ major recognitions, including over 30 “Deal of the Year” and 8 “Investment Bank of the Year” awards.

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About Drake Star 

Drake Star is an award-winning global tech investment bank that has completed over 500 transactions since 2003. The Drake Star team of 100 senior professionals across offices in New York, Munich, London, Paris, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin, and Dubai* focuses on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance services worldwide in Software/SaaS, HR Tech, Digital Services, FinTech, Digital Media, Industrial Tech, Consumer & Retail Tech and Mobility & Sustainability.

Drake Star is the marketing name for the global investment bank Drake Star Partners Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates. In the USA, all securities are transacted through Drake Star Securities LLC. In the USA, Drake Star Securities LLC is regulated by FINRA and is a member of SIPC. Drake Star UK Limited (FRN 942020) is an appointed representative of Razlin Ltd (FRN 730805), which is authorized and regulated by the FCA. © 2024 Drake Star Partners Limited. 

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