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Gordon Kroft Joins Centerview Partners
[January 09, 2024]

Gordon Kroft Joins Centerview Partners

Centerview Partners, a leading independent investment banking advisory firm, announced today that Gordon Kroft has joined the firm as a Partner in its New York office. Mr. Kroft joins Centerview from Citigroup, where he most recently served as a Managing Director and Co-Head of Citi's Global Communications and Media Group.

"Gordie joins Centerview at a time when communications companies are evolving rapidly with technological and business model disruption," said Robert Pruzan, co-founder of Centerview. "He has deep experience advising clients across all their most complex strategic and financial matters and we are thrilled to have him on board."

"Gordie is widely recognized as one of the most talented advisors to communications and communications infrastructure companies around the world," added Blair Effron, co-founder of Centerview. "For more than two decades we have seen Gordie earn the trust of boards and management teams, and we are pleased to welcome him to Centerview at this dynamic time in the market and continued growth for the firm."

"Centerview has a well-earned a reputation as the leading independent financial advisory firm," said Mr. Kroft. "I look forard to working closely with the team, contributing to Centerview's ongoing success, and supporting our valued clients as they navigate the challenges and opportunities in today's market."

Gordon Kroft brings more than 25 years of experience in investment banking across M&A advisory and debt and equity origination. He has worked on many landmark communications and communications infrastructure transactions over his career, including the creation of Equinix's x-Scale platform as well as its acquisitions of Infomart, Bell Canada's data centers and Entel's data centers; Radius's $3 billion sale to EQT and PSP; Lumen 's $7.5 billion sale of certain ILEC assets to Apollo; Lightower's $7.1 billion sale to Crown Castle; Verizon's $3.6 billion sale of its data center business to Equinix and its $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications; Level 3's $34 billion sale to CenturyLink, among many others. Prior to joining Citi in 2013, Mr. Kroft served as Head of Americas Telecom at Barclays Capital, and he began his career in Lehman Brothers' Communications and Media practice. Mr. Kroft holds an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business, a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba.

About Centerview Partners

Centerview Partners, based in New York and with offices in London, Paris, San Francisco and Menlo Park, operates an international investment banking advisory practice across all sectors, specializing in independent advice and other client services capitalizing on the experience of its principals. Since its founding in 2006, the firm has advised clients on nearly $4 trillion in transactions. The firm's approximately 75 partners and over 500 professionals around the world provide senior-level counsel on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, financial restructurings and valuation to companies, boards, institutions, and governments.

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