Keith M. Sipes is a Managing Director and Head of the Technology, Media, and Telecom (TMT) practice in the Investment Banking group. Keith has more than 18 years of experience providing strategic advisory and corporate financial services to companies spanning the broader TMT market. Keith’s advisory experience includes mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, shareholder defense, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and equity and debt financing. He has successfully executed M&A transactions exceeding $70 billion in value and financing assignments raising more than $25 billion in gross proceeds.
Keith’s experience spans a wide range of TMT verticals including artificial intelligence, broadcasting, cable, communications, consumer technology, data and analytics, digital media and internet, ecommerce, film and entertainment, information services, interactive media, IoT/ IT services, mobile technology, publishing, SaaS, tech-enabled business services, telecom equipment and services, and wireless technology and services. Furthermore, he has advised on more than 75 transactions for private, early-stage, and public Fortune 100 companies.
Representative clients include 3Com, Activision, Amazon, AMC Entertainment, Angie’s List, AVL Digital, Brightcove, Charter Communications, Dex Media, Electronic Arts, Green Smoke, Kateeva, Language Line, LeapFrog Enterprises, Lions Gate Entertainment, Live Nation, Martha Stewart Living, MCI, MGM, Netflix, Nextel Communications, Pandora, RealD, Redbox, Sprint Nextel, The Hearst Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner Viacom, Vivendi and Yamaha.
Prior to joining Stout, Keith led the Technology, Media, and Telecom investment banking practice at Sterne Agee CRT. He also spent significant portions of his TMT investment banking career with Merrill Lynch & Co., Lazard Fréres & Co., and Thomas Weisel Partners.