John Prunier, Partner

John Prunier, Partner

John Prunier has spent more than 20 years covering the media, information and marketing services industries as a career investment banker. Along with Petsky Prunier’s other partners, John leads client engagements as well as manages the firm’s team of merger & acquisition professionals.Prior to co-founding Petsky Prunier and Winterberry Group in 1999, John served as the head of the business information services and education publishing group at Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), a New York merchant bank specializing in the media and communications industry. During his tenure at VSS, he led numerous transactions across a broad span of media sectors, including consumer magazine publishing, cable television and information services. Prior to joining VSS, John served as an associate with Morgan, Hughes & Company, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment firm. He began his career as a financial analyst at Merrill Lynch in the company's Los Angeles-based public finance group.

As an industry expert, John has been a featured speaker at industry conferences, including those sponsored by the Electronic Retailing Association, ICOM, American Medical Publishers Association, Directory & Database Publishers Association (U.K.) and the Professional/Scholarly Publishers Division of the Association of American Publishers.

John holds a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.Selected transactions completed by John include:
Selected transactions completed by John include:

  • Carlton Group's Investment from H.I.G. Growth Partners
  • Sale by Ziff Davis of Cambridge BioMarketing to UDG Healthcare
  • Deluxe Corp.'s $200MM acquisition of First Manhattan Consulting Group
  • Sale of Madison Logic to Clarion Capital Partners R2integrated's majority investment from Baird Capital
  • Centerfield's significant growth recapitalization from H.I.G. Growth Partners
  • Sale of Cambridge BioMarketing to Everyday Health
  • Sale of DDC Advocacy to Omnicom's DAS Group of Companies
  • Sale of Visible Technologies to GTCR-owned Vocus and Cision 
  • Sale of TagMan to Ensighten
  • Datamark's acquisition of select assets from Altius Education
  • Sale of CitizenHawk to the Corporate Legal Services (CLS) unit of Wolters Kluwer NV
  • Sale of Marketing Drive and WELD media to Match Marketing Group
  • Sale of AdCloud GmbH to Deutsche Post AG
  • Sale of Pareto to The Riverside  Company
  • SpotXchange’s Growth Equity Financing from H.I.G. Growth Partners
  • Sale of Nimblefish Technologies to R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
  • Sale of Alloy’s FrontLine Marketing to Acosta Sales & Marketing
  • Sale of eCircle AG to TA Associates
  • Divestiture of Carlson Marketing to Groupe Aeroplan (Aimia)
  • Sale of On Target Media to Catterton Partners
  • Sale of Quotient Marketing to Fishbowl
  • Sale of Target Analysis Group and Target Software to Blackbaud
  • Haggin Marketing’s major investment from Lake Capital Management
  • Acquisition of Dynamics Direct by Alterian
  • Sale of ICOM to The Loyalty Group (Alliance Data Systems Corporation)
  • Vacation Connections’ majority interest sale to The Cypress Group
  • Sale of MailSouth to New Mountain Capital and  MailSouth Senior Management
  • Acquisition of SRI Analytics by Aspen Marketing
  • Sale of ATC Agency Services to Lake Capital
  • Sale of Triplex Direct Marketing Corporation to InfoUSA
  • Sale of Yesmail.com to InfoUSA
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