Barclays Capital Appoints Greg Mrva Head of Internet Investment Banking
New York, NY, 2 August 2010 – Barclays Capital today announced the appointment of Greg Mrva as Head of Internet Investment Banking within the firm’s Global Technology Investment Banking Group. Mr. Mrva is based in Menlo Park, California, and reports to Laurence Goldberg, Head of the Global Technology Group.
“Greg brings a vast knowledge of the sector and is the perfect choice to lead the Internet Banking team,” said Mr. Goldberg. “His combination of investment banking and corporate development experience affords him valuable perspective into the unique challenges and opportunities confronting companies in the sector, which will be extremely beneficial to our clients worldwide.”
Mr. Mrva joins Barclays Capital from Yahoo! Inc. where he served for five years as Vice President of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Development. At Yahoo! Inc., Mr. Mrva was responsible for guiding the company’s overall strategic investment and acquisition activities. Prior to that, he was an Investment Professional in the Technology Group at Texas Pacific Group. Previously, Mr. Mrva was Senior Vice President of Business Development at Mpath Interactive and led the Internet multi-player gaming company to a successful IPO. Mr Mrva began his career in Mergers & Acquisitions at Goldman Sachs and Banc of America Securities.
For the first half of 2010, Barclays Capital was the top-ranked M&A advisor in the technology sector, according to Dealogic. Underscoring its leadership in the sector, the firm has played an important role on some of the most notable transactions in the sector, advising Nokia Siemens on its recently announced acquisition of certain Motorola assets, SAP on its acquisition of Sybase, Qualcomm on its acquisition of Broadband Wireless Spectrum in India and Symantec on its acquisition of VeriSign’s Identity and Authentication Business.
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