Keith M. Sipes is a Managing Director and Head of the Technology, Media, and Telecom (TMT) industry practice within the Investment Banking group. Keith has more than 16 years of experience providing strategic advisory and corporate financial services, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and equity and debt financings. He has successfully executed M&A transactions exceeding $70 billion in value and financing assignments representing more than $25 billion in value for both public and private companies.
Keith’s experience spans a wide range of TMT sectors including broadcasting, cable, digital media & internet, ecommerce, film and entertainment, information services, media technology services, publishing, wireless, and video games. Further, Mr. Sipes has advised private, early stage, and Fortune 500 public companies. Representative clients include AMC Entertainment, Angie’s List, AVL Digital, Brightcove, Charter Communications, Dex Media, Electronic Arts, Game Play Network, LeapFrog Enterprises, Lions Gate Entertainment, Martha Stewart Living, Netflix, Nextel Communications, Pandora, Sprint Nextel, Redbox, The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner, and Viacom.
Prior to joining Stout, Keith led the Technology, Media & Telecom investment banking practice at CRT Capital Group. Earlier, Keith was with Duff & Phelps, where he was head of Global Media & Entertainment mergers & acquisitions. Keith also spent significant portions of his TMT investment banking career with Thomas Weisel Partners, Merrill Lynch & Co., and Lazard Fréres & Co.