Elgin Thompson is a Managing Director focusing on investments and M&A assignments at the intersection of information services, media and frontier technologies.
Over the last 20+ years, Elgin has facilitated over 75 M&A and financing transactions resulting in $40+ billion of enterprise value for clients and participants including Google, Facebook, Intel, Disney, Time Warner, Groupon, Nielsen, AOL, Neustar, Catalina Marketing, Xerox, Level3 and EMC. Earlier in his career, Elgin led corporate development for GridNetworks and was a member of the investment banking divisions of Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch. Elgin began his career as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer with DLA Piper. He is a frequent commentator on the digital ecosystem in The Wall Street Journal, Private Equity Analyst, CNBC, Business Insider, AdExchanger and The Deal.
Elgin holds a B.A. from Northern Illinois University, a J.D. from Temple University School of Law and an M.B.A. from The Kellogg School at Northwestern University.