Michael Wilkins Joins Shamrock Capital as Partner
LOS ANGELES – October 6, 2020 – Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, today announced that Michael Wilkins will be joining the firm as Partner.
“We are very excited to have Mike join the partnership. His breadth and depth of experience serving the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors is a perfect fit with our firm’s sector-focused approach to investing,” said Steve Royer, Partner of Shamrock Capital. “Mike’s preceding emphasis on software, internet, and education complements a number of interesting opportunities and trends that we are seeing in our markets. We have known and worked with Mike for almost two decades and have been consistently impressed by his long-term, investor-like approach to his engagements. Shamrock is energized by his addition to our team.”
Mr. Wilkins joins Shamrock from Harris Williams where he served as Managing Director and Global Co-Head of their Technology, Media & Telecom group. He has over 20 years of investment banking experience serving leading software, internet, data/analytics, and education technology companies. His extensive global experience includes sell-side and buy-side M&A, recapitalizations, divestitures, public and private equity, and fixed income securities deals.
Mr. Wilkins’ experience prior to joining Harris Williams includes: co-founding the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) group and serving as the Head of Internet & Digital Media at Sagent Advisors; leading the Internet & Digital Media practice at Wachovia Securities; and the Communications, Technologies and Multimedia practice at Wasserstein Perella. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wilkins worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan and started his career as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs.
“Joining Shamrock Capital is a terrific opportunity that allows me to both leverage my significant experience in TMT and to work with such a highly respected investment firm in the industry,” said Mr. Wilkins. “I look forward to partnering with the Shamrock team to find creative and interesting investment opportunities, building on my years of working with talented executives and entrepreneurs as they have grown their enterprises.”