Blackstone Group launched a technology-sector mergers and acquisitions advisory operation in Silicon Valley, led by former Citigroup investment banker Ivan Brockman.
Blackstone said Brockman joined as a senior managing director and will open a new office in Menlo Park, California. He was co-head of Citi's West Coast technology investment banking, and led Citi's global investment banking efforts in the enterprise systems and software industries. Before joining Citigroup, he was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and an attorney with the technology-focused law firm, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati.
Brockman is a graduate of Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania Law School.
"With Ivan on the West Coast and Chris Pasko heading up the East Coast effort, the Blackstone Technology Advisory Group is now well anchored," said John Studzinski, head of Blackstone's advisory businesses.