September 10, 2014 (Boston, MA and NY, NY)—AGC Partners is pleased to announce that Linda Gridley has joined the firm’s NY office as a Partner and Co-Head of its Digital Media Group. Linda brings a wealth of Wall Street expertise including over 25 years focusing on technology transactions. For the past 13 years, she was founder and CEO of Gridley & Company LLC, a NY-based boutique investment bank specializing in the Internet and Information Services industries. Linda is a strategic thought leader and has been a frequent speaker at Digital Media industry conferences, has authored comprehensive industry overviews, and has hosted a leading annual conference and other industry events during her tenure at Gridley & Company.
Linda is aligning her franchise with Jon Guido’s. Jon is a Partner who helped start AGC and is the firm’s COO. Ben Howe, founder and CEO of AGC Partners commented, “We are thrilled to have Linda join our firm. We have known of her for some time and she is highly regarded in the marketplace. I think she and Jon Guido will be a powerhouse team as we become the clear go-to firm for strategically priced Digital Media transactions below $500 million in enterprise value.”
Linda Gridley added, “I’ve known of AGC for many years and think their strategic, knowledge-based approach to the market is very similar to mine. Although I’ve enjoyed running my own business, I’m very excited to leave the administrative duties behind and get back to spending more time doing deals in the marketplace. AGC is a great platform on which to do this. I am looking forward to working with Jon to go after all the exciting, transformative deal opportunities ahead in Digital Media.”
Linda started her career in the M&A technology group at Lehman Brothers in the mid ’80s and subsequently went to Furman Selz in the late ’90s which was later acquired by ING Barings and then by ABN Amro. She was named as an AlwaysOn Digital Media Power Player in 2012 & 2013. The AlwaysOn Power Players list honors the most influential people in the banking, venture capital, legal, talent, government, and accounting world.