About Us

Every Petsky Prunier engagement receives the highest level of attention from the senior members of our firm. Our leadership team includes a balance of accomplished former industry executives, experienced private equity investors, and career investment bankers. Together, we offer clients an unparalleled resource and distinguished track record of providing the highest standard of investment banking advice and strategic counsel.

Seth Rosenfield, Managing Director

Seth Rosenfield joined Petsky Prunier in 2012 as a managing director in its New York City office. Seth has more than 20 years' experience in investment banking, private equity investing, and corporate operations and was, most recently, managing director at BMO Capital Markets where he led the firm’s B2B and information services coverage efforts.

At Petsky Prunier, Seth’s investment banking coverage focuses on information services and business media, including digital media and marketing services. While at BMO, he originated nearly $2 billion of transaction value across multiple verticals, including healthcare, hospitality, financial, and real estate, among other industries.

Prior to joining BMO Capital Markets in 2006, Seth spent eight years at Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading merchant bank serving the media and information industries. At VSS, Seth led buy-side and sell-side mandates across multiple media segments including transactions for Canon Communications, Hearst, Quebecor, Reader’s Digest, and The Walt Disney Company. Seth was also intimately involved with new investment platforms for the firm's private equity fund and worked closely with CEOs and management teams on add-on acquisitions and strategic initiatives.

Seth began his career in operations with business management positions at Scholastic and Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS, Inc. He has an MBA and a B.S., Finance and International Business, from New York University.

Representative advisory and capital markets transactions completed by Seth include:

  • Sale of Real Geeks to FNF Group, part of Fidelity National Financial
  • Sale of Cole Information Services to Brook Venture Partners
  • CIP Capital's Compliance Solutions Strategies' investment in Ascendant Compliance Management
  • Sale of Madison Logic to Clarion Capital Partners
  • Sale of Ad-Builder to the Local Search Association (LSA)
  • Sale of the Path to Purchase Institute to RFE Investment Partners
  • Guestline's majority investment from The Riverside Company
  • Sale of MultiAd to SGS International
  • Madison Logic's acquisition of BBN Solutions
  • Sale of Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory by Bloomberg BNA to ALM
  • Sale of G2 Intelligence by Bloomberg BNA to Plain Language Media
  • Miles Partnership's recapitalization and growth financing led by Monroe Capital
  • $50 million sale of Baseline to Gracenote, a division of Tribune Media Company
  • Merger of Welcome Wagon and Money Mailer
  • Sale of Travora's 10Best.com to Gannett & Company
  • Acquisition of Liaison International by Warburg Pincus
  • Acquisition of Highline Data by SNL, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital
  • Valuation of MGM’s film library
  • Sale of Highline Media to Summit Business Media
  • Sale of Lifestyle Media to MacFadden Communications
  • Sale of Quebecor’s US commercial printing facilities to Matley Group LLC
  • Sale of Quebecor’s Canadian commercial printing facilities to Grafikom L.P,
  • Sale of Discover Magazine, owned by The Walt Disney Company, to Waller Sutton
  • Sale of WMI to Halyard
  • Sale of Canon Communications to Spectrum Equity
  • Acquisition of select assets of Element K by Eli Research
  • Acquisition of Synermed Communications by Ascend Media
  • Sale of White Directories to the Hearst Corporation
  • Sale of Saxon to Harcourt, Inc., a division of Reed Elsevier
  • Sale of Hart Energy to Wiegers Associates
  • Sale of Real Estate Media to U.S. Equity Partners
  • Raised $95 million of financing for Health Grades, a portfolio company of Vestar Capital
  • Raised $180 million of financing for TravelClick, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital
  • Raised $165 million of financing for Source Media, a portfolio company of Investcorp International
  • Raised $400 million of financing for Decision Insight Information Group, a portfolio company of TPG
  • Raised $70 million of financing for IPREO, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson
  • Raised $253 million for Summit Business Media, a portfolio company of Windpoint Partners
  • Raised $230 million for Questex Media, a portfolio of Audax Group
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