LAVA Annual Meeting Featured Presentation: Mobile Ecosystem by Jeff Liu, Ernst & Young, Principal and Sr Managing Director, US Group Head, Technology M&A and Capital & Debt Advisory

Jeff Liu has over 15 years of lead and exclusive advisory experience and 12 years of corporate finance and M&A experience as a Managing Director in Software and Internet banking, and as group head at Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and Alex. Brown & Sons.  Jeff has over $10 billion in completed financing work in technology investment banking including: Symantec convertible ($2B), Neustar IPO ($695M), Marimba IPO ($92M) and Docent IPO ($101M).  He has over $5 billion in completed M&A transactions including: Raytheon’s acquisition of Oakley Networks, GKN acquired by Oracle, and CA’s acquisition of Wily.

From his vantage point in San Francisco and with 25 years of investment banking and advisory service experience, Jeff is ideally positioned to comment on technology, innovation, trends, markets and activities that drive wealth creation.  In fact, he is often called upon to provide his insights as he did here:  M&A Deal Flows Checked By Economic Slowdown, Says Ernst & Young  

“Cloud computing, ‘big data’ analytics, mobility and social media are the major trends still driving activity in the tech sector—and this trend will continue,” said Jeff Liu, US Technology Leader, Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC. “With more debt and equity deals in the last few months, traditional tech giants and newer, well-capitalized social media players are the primary buyers looking to add key businesses and expand into markets. Deals are happening faster, and there is a fair amount of PE interest in the sector.”

Source: PR Newswire (

 Jeff was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company where he drove technology innovation strategy (driving products from R&D), strategic targeting (product portfolio optimization) and merger integration.  He has a JD and MBA from Stanford and a BA from Harvard. 

July 10th, 7:00 AM at the Skirball Center, the Los Angeles Venture Association will convene its 27th Annual Meeting.  The morning’s program, Mobile Ecosystem of Southern California and Beyond will feature Jeff’s presentation on the Mobile Ecosystem from his perspective and E&Y’s original research.   Mr. Liu will be joined by Shuki Lehavi and Joe Jasin,  our invited speakers who will present a 360 view of the emerging Mobile Ecosystem / Marketplace  with an accent on Southern California.  Rather than the typical panel session, this event provides each speaker the opportunity to present their insights, observations and unique perspectives.  Richard Koffler, CEO of Koffler Ventures, Tech Coast Angel and former LAVA President will emcee the event.  This year’s Annual Meeting is being produced by LAVA Mobile.

This Los Angeles Venture Association event is open to members, guests and the general business community.   Register online at LAVA.


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