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Technology & Media

 

Our Technology & Media team is led by Steve Zacharias in conjunction with Scott Frayser.

Steve Zacharias

Steve Zacharias When Steve left Media General, Inc. in 2001 to start up Transact Capital, he wanted to maintain his focus on media and technology. Over the next 15+ years, Steve has advised numerous media and technology companies on valuation, selling, and acquisition. Steve also served on many public company boards since then, and is currently on the Board of Directors of TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) and Invictus Financial, Inc. (TSX: IVFZF). He previously served on the board of Hoovers, Inc., a publicly-traded business information company, in which he assisted the company in launching a successful IPO in 1999, and later helped sell all the stock of Hoovers, Inc. to Dun & Bradstreet for over $100 million in March 2003.

From 1993 to 2000 Steve served as corporate treasurer of Media General, Inc., where his responsibilities included debt and treasury operations, strategic planning and M&A initiatives. During this time he led the corporate valuation and due diligence teams in acquiring over a dozen media and related enterprises totaling well over $2 billion, along with several private placements and bank credit facilities to support this rapid growth.

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Scott Frayser brings more than 25 years of experience in executing Merger, Acquisition and Divestiture transactions for lower middle-market companies.  He provides owners of privately held companies, insight, advice and execution with capital markets assignments, ranging from early-stage & emerging growth capital origination, to business succession and divestiture representation. Scott has also led multiple corporate acquisition initiatives, including negotiating terms and arranging the capital stack associated with Management Buyout and Buy-in transactions.Scott has worked both on the investment banking side of transactions and as a founding partner and operations focused entrepreneur in multiple technology and financial service organizations.

He co-founded Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. a middle-market M&A investment banking firm and was the East Coast, Managing Director for Wells Fargo’s M&A Advisory Services Group.  Scott as been operationally involved with multiple technology and emerging growth companies, including water technology, agriculture tech, bio-performance sensor technology, emergency response technology platforms and web-application cloud based services.

Scott serves as part of the corporate finance team of SP Global, Inc.’s a globally connected technology, project management and venture firm, focused on accelerating Societal Enhancement Technologies. Many of these ventures have been originated through the Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Scott was educated at the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. In additional to a B.S. Degree in Finance, he as pursued substantial post-graduate studies in financial analysis, business valuation and investment analysis.

Below are recent sell-side transactions completed in the Technology & Media sectors:

  • maslow-media-web-tombstone

    Maslow Media

  • Partnership Web Tombstone

    Partnership Staffing

  • ESi Web Tombstone

    ESi

  • Excel Homes Web Tombstone

    Excel Homes

  • ASC Industries Web Tombstone

    ASC Industries

  • GlobalFlyte Web Tombstone

    GlobalFlyte

  • SA Wyze Consulting Web Tombstone

    SA Wyze

  • Confidential DoD Technology Contractor Web Tombstone

    DoD Technology Contractor Consulting

  • Confidential Emerging Growth Tech Company Web Tombstone

    Emerging Tech Company Consulting

  • Taylored Web Tombstone

    Taylored Printing

  • trident_motorola

    Trident

  • Mailer's-Resource

    PSI Group, Inc – A Pitney Bowes Company

  • century-tombstone

    Raman Power Technologies, LLC

  • SEI

    National Battery

  • Bowlin-Group_r2

    Salem Halifax

  • MSAG-Data-Consultants_r2

    Logics

  • Performance-Group_r2

    Essex

  • Pro-Systems_r2

    Pro Systems, Inc.

  • PSI-Software_r2

    SoCal, Inc.

  • Tru-Power_r2

    Senior Management

  • Dominioon-Voice

    C&S Communications, LLC

  • AAP

    AAP, Inc.

  • EMSCO-FINAL_r2

    Emsco, Inc

  • Intelogistics-Corporation_r2

    Prosodie

  • InternDirect_r2

    Internships.com

  • richmondcom_r2

    Media General

  • Three-Score-Production-1

    EmergenceLabs, Inc

  • CBI-Bostwick_r2

    Bostwick Laboratories

  • CCR-Retail-Systems_r2

    Computer World Warsaw, NC

  • Entry-Guard-Systems

    Frank Kollmansperger

  • North-South-Partners_r2

    North South Partners

  • PeakLogik_r2

    Peak Logix

  • RGA-Falcon_r2

    Falcon Affiliates, LLC

  • Street-&-Company_r2

    GenCap America

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