Todd J. Davison

Partner at Centerview Partners LLC

Todd J. Davison

Todd J. Davison

Partner at Centerview Partners LLC

Biography

Over the course of his more than 20-year career in investment banking, Todd J. Davison has established himself as a leading advisor in the Media, Information, Education and related sectors. By providing a unique combination of both strategic and financing advice, Mr. Davison has been involved in over $300 billion of related transactions. Representative transactions include: The Independent Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of Sprint on its $146 billion combination with T-Mobile U.S. (pending); Time Warner Cable on its $79 billion combination with Charter Communications; Thomson Reuters on the sale of a 55% stake in its F&R business at a $20 billion valuation to Blackstone (pending); CEB (Corporate Executive Board) on its $3.3 billion sale to Gartner; Entercom Communications on the $4 billion Reverse Morris Trust with CBS Radio; North Island on its $625 million equity investment into Virtu Financial and the $1.2 billion acquisition of KCG by Virtu; Pandora on SiriusXM's $480 million preferred equity investment; HSNi's $2.6 billion sale to QVC Group; Informa PLC on its $375 million acquisition of Hanley Wood; CBS Outdoor (Outfront Media) on the $690 million acquisition of Van Wagner; Permira and All3Media on its $930 million sale to a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Liberty Global; Comcast on its two-step acquisition and financing of the NBCUniversal joint venture for over $37 billion, Apollo on its $2.5 billion acquisition of McGraw-Hill Education, McGraw-Hill on its $212 million sale of its TV broadcasting assets, Hubbard Broadcasting on its $505 million acquisition and financing of Bonneville International radio station assets, Hearst on their €650 million acquisition of Lagardère’s magazine assets, The Thomson Corporation on its $7.8 billion sale of Thomson Learning and Thomson Nelson, Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners on their $27.1 billion acquisition and financing of Clear Channel, Viacom on its $35 billion spin off of MTV Group and related assets, CBS on numerous lead managed financings, Meredith on its $350 million acquisition of G&J USA Magazines, Fox Entertainment on News Corporation’s $6.3 billion squeeze-out of the public minority interest, Time Warner on its $2.6 billion sale of Warner Music Group and its $1.0 billion sale of Warner Music Group’s CD/DVD manufacturing business, R.H. Donnelley on its $2.2 billion acquisition of Sprint’s directories business, the Smith Family on their $545 million sale of the Atlanta Falcons and Cox Communications on its $2.7 billion acquisition of Gannett’s Multimedia Cable Assets.

Mr. Davison joined Centerview in 2013 to co-head the firm’s media practice. Prior to Centerview, Mr. Davison was a Managing Director and Co-Head of North American Media Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. In addition to his formal banking responsibilities, Mr. Davison also served as a leading member of the firm’s recruiting efforts, heading each of the University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate and Columbia Business School teams for investment banking.

Mr. Davison holds a B.S. and B.A. from the Wharton School and the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. Mr. Davison served on the Executive Committee of New Leaders at New York Presbyterian Hospital and is a member of the New York Weill Cornell Council.

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Former Associate in Communications, Media & Entertainment Group at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Goldman, Sachs & Co. (GS&Co.), a limited partnership registered as a U.S. broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, the firm), is an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Group Inc.), a Delaware corporation. The firm is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.

Education
BA

The University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world's leading research universities. They teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and their academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. Members of the Penn Arts & Sciences faculty are leaders in creating new knowledge in their disciplines and are engaged in nearly every area of interdisciplinary innovation. They are regularly recognized with academia's highest honors, including the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize. The educational experience offered by Penn Arts & Sciences is likewise recognized for its excellence. The School's three educational divisions fulfill different missions, united by a broader commitment to providing their students with an unrivaled education in the liberal arts. The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic home of the majority of Penn undergraduates and provides 60 percent of the courses taken by students in Penn's undergraduate professional schools. The Graduate Division offers doctoral training to over 1,500 candidates in more than 30 graduate programs. And the College of Liberal and Professional Studies provides a range of educational opportunities for lifelong learners and working professionals.

BS

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

MBA, Beta Gamma Sigma

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Career History
Partner
2013 - Current

Centerview Partners LLC operates as an investment-banking firm and provides financial advisory services. The company was founded by Stephen S. Crawford, Blair W. Effron, and Robert A. Pruzan in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Co-Head, Media Investment Banking
Prior - 2013

Morgan Stanley operates as a global financial services company. The firm provides investment banking products and services to its clients and customers including corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. It operates through the following business segments: Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management. The Institutional Services segment provides financial advisory, capital-raising services, and related financing services on behalf of institutional investors. The Wealth Management segment offers brokerage and investment advisory services covering various types of investments, including equities, options, futures, foreign currencies, precious metals, fixed-income securities, mutual funds, structured products, alternative investments, unit investment trusts, managed futures, separately managed accounts, and mutual fund asset allocation programs. The Investment Management segment provides equity, fixed income, alternative investments, real estate, and merchant banking strategies. The company was founded by Harold Stanley and Henry S. Morgan on September 16, 1935 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Current
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$10K - $25K
2018

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

$2,500 - $4,999
2009

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

$1,000 +
2008

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,409 beds. The Hospital has nearly 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including 12,797 deliveries and 195,294 visits to its emergency departments. NewYork-Presbyterian's 6,144 affiliated physicians and 19,376 staff provide state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: The Allen Hospital Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division Affiliations with Medical Colleges NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital shares a unique affiliation with two of the nation's leading Ivy League medical schools – Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. With our academic partners, the Hospital shares a commitment to pursuing clinical excellence, engaging in groundbreaking biomedical research, offering outstanding medical education, and providing prevention and wellness services to the community. Our Commitment NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. When you or a member of your family requires care, we will provide the exceptional services that you expect from a first-rate medical institution. Awards NewYork-Presbyterian has consistently been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., ENERGY STAR, and New York Magazine for our top doctors and healthcare facilities. Read More NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System The NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System serves residents of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, as well as Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and several upstate New York counties. Members of the System include acute-care and community hospitals, continuum-of-care facilities, home-health agencies, ambulatory sites, and specialty institutes committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective, and conveniently accessible care to the communities they serve. Each member of the System is an affiliate of either Weill Cornell Medical College or Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Political Donations
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2012

Senator from New York

$2,000
2011

Senator from Washington

$1,000
2011

Senator from New York

Transactions
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Azteca Acquisition Corp. purchases Intermedia Partners VII LP /Spanish Language Media Ops (2) from InterMedia Advisors LLC resulting in a new company Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.

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Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. purchases Bonneville International Corp. /17 Radio Stations from Corporation of The Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus

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Investcorp Holdings BSC, Investcorp International, Inc. purchase Source Media LLC from Thomson Corp.

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