In The Media
Mark Boidman joined PJ SOLOMON in 2013 and is a Managing Director, as well as Head of Media & Tech Services.
Mark has been recognized by digital media industry executives and professional publications as a leading investment banker in the media and technology sectors. He has over 19 years experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged financings, private placements and restructurings.
He advises companies across the media and technology sectors, including digital media and media services with a focus on mobile, in-store media, retail tech, event tech, and out of home media. His out of home media clients have included Cieslok Media, Clear Channel Outdoor, Fairway Media, Gas Station TV, Netflix, PatientPoint, OUTFRONT Media (formerly CBS Outdoor), Titan Outdoor, Van Wagner and Vector Media. Other strategic clients have included Cox Enterprises, DirecTV, Discovery Communications, Disney, Liberty Media, Lionsgate Entertainment, Mediacom Communications (special committee), RevZilla, RMG Networks, Scripps Networks and TiVo. His private equity clients have included Acon Investments, General Atlantic, GI Partners, KKR, L Catterton, MidOcean Partners, Pegasus Capital, Platinum Equity, Providence Equity, Rockbridge Growth Equity, Searchlight Capital and Warburg Pincus.
Mark served on the Board of Directors of the Digital Signage Federation, the trade association supporting the business interests of the interactive technologies, digital signage and digital out-of-home network industries. Mark has advised clients in industry changing M&A transactions with a combined transaction value of over $40 billion. He has been named to the “40 Under Forty” by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and the Consultants’ Training Institute (2015), Investment Banking MD of the Year by Corporate Vision Magazine’s Executive Awards (2015 and 2016) and “2015 Dealmaker of the Year” by Business Worldwide Magazine.
With an eye toward the advancement of professional education in media and technology, Mark writes on relevant industry trends. He is the author of Times Square Everywhere, a top-selling analysis of how digital and mobile media are changing the media industry. He also speaks regularly at industry events, including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Digital Signage Expo, FEPE Congress, the OAAA / Geopath National Convention, the NY Media Summit and the DailyDOOH Investor Conference. Mark is an advocate for privacy-friendly, real-time data and analytics in the out of home media and digital out of home media industries.
Before joining PJ SOLOMON, Mark was the head of Barclays’ (originally Lehman Brothers) out of home media, TV broadcasting and radio coverage in its Global Technology Media and Telecom Group. At Lehman Brothers, Mark was in the Media M&A Group and a member of its Global Advisory Committee. Prior to Lehman, Mark spent four years as an attorney in the M&A Group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Mark received joint LL.B and B.C.L degrees from the Faculty of Law at McGill University and is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts. He also studied business at McGill’s Faculty of Management and received the J.W. McConnell Academic Achievement and Leadership Scholarship. During his final year at McGill, he clerked for the Superior Court of Quebec.
Member, New York and Massachusetts State Bars