Juan Mejia Wins "Boutique M&A Investment Banker of the Year" at the 4th Annual USA M&A Atlas Awards, Middle Markets

NEW YORK | May 9th, 2022 – Juan D. Mejia, Managing Partner at Drake Star, has won the “Boutique M&A Investment Banker of the Year” award at the 4th Annual USA M&A Atlas Awards, Middle Markets.

Juan’s investment banking career spans almost 20 years across bulge bracket and independent investment banks. During this time, Juan has advised clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, capital structure alternatives, and debt and equity financings.

Juan currently focuses on both sourcing and executing transactions in the Retail Technology sector. In this capacity, Juan differentiates his practice with his deep expertise on the trends in the space and knowing technology providers that service the retail sector specifically, regardless of the provider’s scale or business model. As a result, he covers software, services, data/analytics, hardware, and media/advertising companies both large and small. He also understands the entire value chain, from product development to supply chain, all the way through to consumer marketing.

In 2020, Juan was awarded the M&A Atlas “Americas Deal of The Year” for advising sgsco, a portfolio company of ONEX Corporation, on its sale of Kwikee to Syndigo, a portfolio company of The Jordan Company. This year Juan has also received the M&A Atlas Middle Markets “Deal of the Year” award for advising Pacvue, an enterprise-grade marketplace advertising, sales, and intelligence platform, to Assembly (a portfolio company of Advent International and PSG), the leading e-commerce software and data platform.

Juan Mejia, Managing Partner at Drake Star, upon accepting the award commented: “I am honored to receive this award and flattered by the recognition. I want to thank Greg Bedrosian for his support of my efforts as well as the various Drake Star deal teams that have worked alongside me on all my transactions—I would not have achieved this level of success without them.

Gregory Bedrosian, Managing Partner & CEO at Drake Star added: “This award is much-deserved recognition of Juan’s exemplary contributions to Drake Star’s clients and to the growth and development of our firm in the marketplace." 

The Americas M&A Atlas Awards are the “Gold Standard of Performance.” The world’s most prestigious awards exclusively honor best value-creating deals, outstanding firms, illustrious dealmakers, and legendary leaders from middle-market corporate, investor, and deal communities.

The winners’ virtual ceremony was held on May 4th, in conjunction with the 4th Annual USA Growth & Deals Forum.


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About Drake Star 

Drake Star is an award-winning global tech investment bank that has completed over 400 transactions since 2013. Drake Star team of over 100 senior professionals across offices in New York, London, Paris, Munich, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, Geneva, Dubai*, and Singapore* focuses on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance services worldwide in Consumer & Retail Technology, Digital Media, FinTech, Mobility & Sustainability, Software/SaaS, Digital Services, and Industrial Tech sectors.

Drake Star Partners 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 Kession Capital Ltd (FRN582160), which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. © 2016 Drake Star Partners Limited.

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