(LITTLE ROCK, AR: March 8, 2017) – Stephens Inc., an independent, full service investment banking firm, today announced the hiring of Winston Meade as Managing Director and Head of its Telecom Investment Banking division.
Mr. Meade joins Stephens from UBS Investment Bank where he served as Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions. In this role, Mr. Meade focused primarily on the telecom and media sectors since joining UBS in 2000, leading multiple high-profile transactions on behalf of brand-name clients. In addition to his work in the telecom and media space, Mr. Meade spent several years in UBS’ Hong Kong office, where he helped UBS bolster its Asian M&A operations and played a key liaison role in U.S.-Asia cross-border transactions.
“Besides being a great cultural fit, Winston brings a wealth of industry knowledge and global transaction experience to the Telecom practice at Stephens. In an industry where clients are increasingly in need of differentiated advice, Winston’s perspective and strategic counsel will have meaningful impact, furthering the business objectives of existing and potential clients,” said Brad Eichler, Executive Vice President, Head of Investment Banking. “Telecom has long been a vital sector of focus for Stephens, and we’re glad to have Winston on board to lead the continued growth and development of our practice.”
Mr. Meade added, “I’m very pleased to join the Stephens team. With the company’s rich history and track record of world-class client advice and execution, Stephens is the perfect place. I look forward to working with my new colleagues and collaborating with clients to help them achieve their goals.
Mr. Meade will be based in New York, NY.
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