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    Brian DeCicco

    Managing Director

    Mr. DeCicco has over twelve years of advisory experience in mergers & acquisitions and leads CapM’s media and information services practice. He has completed over 60 transactions within digital and traditional media, events, software and information services.

    Mr. DeCicco is highly regarded for his sell-side and buy-side M&A expertise and deep domain knowledge, having represented market leading B2B and consumer content, trade show & conference and SaaS & tech-enabled service companies.

    Prior to joining CapM, Mr. DeCicco was a Managing Director at Berkery Noyes, an M&A advisory firm based in New York, where he led the firm’s efforts in media and information services.

    Mr. DeCicco is a SIIA Emerging Leader Award winner, a distinction recognizing rising talent and leaders making a difference in the business information and media industries. He is also a M&A Advisor Emerging Leader Award winner (formerly known as ‘40 Under 40’), a distinction bestowed upon accomplished leaders in the investment banking community.


    • B.A. with Honors in Economics from Fordham University
    • Representative Transactions

      • Sale of Mspark to Creekstone Capital Group
      • Sale of 1105 Media’s HME Business and Mobility Management digital media properties to WTWH Media
      • $53 million acquisition of GIPHY by Shutterstock
      • Sale of PMMI Media Group’s AutomationWorld to Endeavor Business Media
      • Sale of Paradigm Tax Group to Ryan
      • Sale of Women’s Golf Journal to EMG
      • Sale of 1105 Media’s Public Sector 360 Group to GovExec
      • Sale of Kingdom to North & Warren
      • Sale of Jordan & Jordan Execution Compliance and Surveillance Service business to Broadridge Financial Solutions
      • Sale of AgFax Media to Farm Journal
      • Sale of CheckMarket to Medallia
      • Sale of Jordan & Jordan’s Market Data Reporting business to TRG Screen
      • Sale of Networld Media Group’s mobile payments media assets to IndustryDive
      • Sale of TopickZ Inc. (FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World) to EH Media
      • Sale of MLconf to ModalityIQ
      • MCI Group’s strategic partnership to operate Lift & Co.’s events portfolio
      • Sale of select PennWell assets from Clarion Events to Endeavor Business Media
      • Sale of EH Media to Emerald Expositions
      • Sale of Lebhar-Friedman to EnsembleIQ
      • Sale of TGaS Advisors to Trinity Partners
      • Sale of PolicyMedical to iContracts
      • Sale of InvestorPlace Media to S&A Holdings
      • Sale of Amazing Charts to Constellation Software Inc.
      • Sale of Core Informatics to ThermoFisher Scientific
      • Sale of Chalkable to PowerSchool
      • Sale of Panacea Healthcare Solution’s Revenue Capture and Coding & Documentation divisions to Career Step
      • Sale of Securities Training Corporation to Colibri Group
      • Sale of UBM’s Electronics Media Portfolio to Arrow Electronics
      • Sale of Innovation Enterprise to Argyle Executive Forum
      • Sale of M2S to Medstreaming
      • Sale of Cogent Road to Chronos Solutions
      • Growth investment in True Potential by FTV Capital
      • Sale of Financial Research Associates to Wilmington plc
      • Sale of Southwest Financial Services to Solidifi
      • Sale of 1105 Media’s EdTech Events to LRP Conferences
      • Sale of Vendome Group’s Healthcare Design, Environments for Aging, and Construction SuperConference assets to Emerald Expositions
      • Sale of Cash Cycle Solutions to Business Ink
      • Sale of Robb Report to Rockbridge Growth Equity
      • Sale of Money2020 to Top Right Group
      • Recapitalization of ILSC Education Group by Quad Partners
      • Sale of AllRegs to Ellie Mae
      • Sale of Harris Publications’ Music & Lifestyle Group to Townsquare Media
      • Sale of Euromoney’s MIS Training Institute to Boathouse Capital
      • Sale of Subscriber Assets of MDU Communications to Access Media
      • Sale of Compliance Week to The Wilmington Group
      • Advisor to Onex in the acquisition of Nielsen Expositions (renamed as Emerald Expositions)
      • Sale of Thompson Information Systems to Columbia Books
      • Sale of AHC Media to Lone Peak Capital
      • Sale of BioWorld to Thomson Reuters
      • Sale of Education Library to LRP Publications
      • Sale of Sheshunoff Information Services to LexisNexis
      • Sale of ENK to Advanstar
      • Sale of The Great Escape Theatres to Regal Entertainment Group
      • Sale of Source Technologies to StoneCalibre
      • Sale of Source Technologies’ Thermal Printer Business to Datamax-O’Neil
      • Sale of the Internet Retailer conference and tradeshow to GLM
      • Sale of CSP Business Media to Redwood Acquisitions
      • Sale of Venture Encoding to Taylor Corporation
      • Sale of Buyers Laboratory to SFW Capital Partners
      • Sale of Strata Decision Technology to Veronis Suhler Stevenson
      • Sale of H.W. Wilson to EBSCO Publishing
      • Sale of Material ConneXion & Culture and Commerce to Sandow Media
      • Sale of PredictiveMetrics to SunGard
      • Sale of LRP’s Information assets to Thomson Reuters
      • Sale of LexisNexis’ Advertising Red Books to Red Books LLC