The firm also announced that it has changed the name of the firm from Dean Bradley Osborne to DBO Partners to reflect the significant impact that all of its partners have had on its growth and success.
Nicholas Osborne, a co-founder and Partner, said, 'We are extremely pleased to add bankers with excellent track records and reputations, like Mathew and David, to our team. By expanding our technology team with such exceptional professionals we look forward to providing even greater experience and service to our growing client base'.
Gordon Dean, a co-founder and Partner, said, 'Every member of our team contributed to our firm’s success in 2014. For the year we completed approximately $16bn of M&A transactions, raised approximately $2.2bn of capital and completed other financial advisory assignments for our clients with major transactions in each of our core industrial, consumer, technology, real estate and financial sponsor businesses. Additionally, our firm has invested alongside our clients in a number of instances reflecting our commitment to our clients’ success and advice we have provided. We have an exceptional team in place today and expect to add more talent in the future as we continue to build a merchant banking firm focused on offering creative solutions and achieving superior M&A and capital raising outcomes for our clients'.
Hein has over 20 years of experience as a technology investment banker and senior advisor. Prior to joining DBO Partners, Hein spent 17 years in Morgan Stanley’s Technology Group, including serving as a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Semiconductor Investment Banking. At Morgan Stanley, Hein was responsible for numerous landmark transactions for clients including AMD, Applied Materials, Atmel, Broadcom, Ingram Micro, InvenSense, Inphi, LSI, Microsemi, Netscape, SanDisk, Spansion and Xilinx. He has completed nearly 100 transactions for public and private companies, representing buyers and sellers in negotiated as well as unsolicited transactions, and raising capital in venture, IPO, public equity, convertible, high yield and investment grade markets. For the last year, Hein has served as an independent senior advisor to public and emerging technology companies in the Internet of Things and Computing markets. As a Partner at DBO Partners we look forward to Hein growing our presence in the semiconductor and hardware sectors, while also identifying new growth markets to pursue.
DeRuff has over 27 years of experience and has been a technology investment banker in Silicon Valley since 1989. DeRuff began his career at Morgan Stanley followed by Montgomery Securities and Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette. DeRuff also founded, built and sold East Peak Advisors, a leading M&A advisor to emerging technology leaders. DeRuff has developed an excellent reputation as a thought leader and highly experienced advisor for both large public and emerging technology companies in a variety of segments in the technology market. Over the last four years DeRuff built one of the first M&A practices in the industry focused on Cloud Enabling Technologies as a Managing Director of The Presidio Group. As a Partner at DBO Partners we look forward to David continuing to expand our presence in this rapidly growing market.