Former Vice Presidents to develop client relationships in key industry sectors

NEW YORK, NY, February 20, 2008 – Berkery Noyes, a leading investment bank providing mergers & acquisitions services to the global information, media and technology industries, today announced the promotion of two veteran Vice Presidents to the newly created position of Director.

The appointment of John Guzzo and Vivek Kamath as Directors is effective immediately.

John Guzzo joined Berkery Noyes as Vice President in 2005. In that role, he managed all aspects of mergers and acquisitions transactions for the firm’s information, media and technology clients. Before joining Berkery Noyes, he spent eleven years in investment banking and financial services at Giuliani Capital Advisors and Ernst & Young. John Guzzo is a Certified Public Accountant and has received his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Vivek Kamath joined Berkery Noyes as an analyst in 1999 and since then has participated in over 100 transactions across all segments of the information, media and technology markets. He most recently served as Vice President, where he was responsible for managing transactions for the firm’s Education Practice. Vivek holds a BS degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

As they transition from their roles in transaction management, Guzzo and Kamath will be charged with securing and developing new client relationships for the firm. John Guzzo will concentrate on the Financial Services sector, while Vivek Kamath will continue his emphasis on the Education, Knowledge Management and Training markets.

Berkery Noyes is among the leading investment banks providing strategic and financial advisory services to publicly traded, privately held and investor-backed companies in the U.S. and internationally. Founded in 1988, the firm specializes in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and valuations in six key segments of the information industry: education; healthcare; B2B and consumer media and marketing services; information technology, software and services; business, legal and regulatory information; and financial services. More information is available at