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Ex BofA global software investment banking co-head joins Evercore

9 Jul 2013

hand_deal_handshake_170sqPrivate equity deal advisor Scott Kamran has joined Evercore’s investment banking business as a senior managing director in its technology group.

Kamran, who was previously co-head of global software investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has spent more than 17 years working with software companies and private equity firms.

His previous deals include advising Teradata on its acquisition of Aprimo, Websense on its sale to Vista Equity Partners, Blackbaud on its acquisition of Convio, and a consortium led by Apax Partners on their acquisition of Paradigm.

Evercore executive chairman Roger Altman said, “This is another important step in our build-out of a world-class technology effort, which has advised on some of the largest technology transactions this year including Dell, Inc. in its potential sale to Michael Dell and SilverLake, Arris in its acquisition of Motorola Home from Google, Tekelec in its sale to Oracle, and has represented some of the largest global technology companies including Samsung, Accenture, Ericsson, Intel, Nokia, Nuance, and many others.

“Scott’s hiring is a demonstration of our commitment to the technology sector generally and to growing our presence in Silicon Valley.”

Dell shareholders are reportedly urging the board to come up with an alternative plan to the $24.4bn take private offer from Michael Dell and Silver Lake.

Several shareholders, which collectively hold more than five per share of the company, said the $13.65 per share offer was likely to be unsuccessful if it was not improved, according to Reuters.

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