Mendoza Jumps to Union Square Advisors

Elias Mendoza has joined Union Square Advisors as a partner in its New York office. Mendoza, most recently, was VP and global head of corporate development at IBM.


Union Square Advisors LLC, a leading technology-focused investment bank, announced today that Elias Mendoza has joined the firm as a Partner in its New York office. Mr. Mendoza most recently was Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Development at IBM. In this role at IBM, Mr. Mendoza was Chairman of IBM’s Global Acquisitions Committee and led the organizations that identified, executed and integrated all acquisitions, investments and divestitures for the company on a worldwide basis. Prior to that, Mr. Mendoza spent three years in Asia as the Managing Director for IBM’s acquisitions and investments in that region.

Mr. Mendoza’s previous experience also includes over 12 years at Morgan Stanley & Co., most recently as an Executive Director in the Investment Banking Division. During his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Mendoza served in New York, London and Tokyo and was involved in a wide range of cross-border mergers and acquisitions activity with major multi-national corporations and private equity firms.

“We are very excited that Eli is joining Union Square Advisors,” said Carter McClelland, Chairman of the firm. “His background, both in investment banking and at one of the world’s premier technology companies, is a perfect fit with our strategy of delivering first-class strategic advice to leading technology providers and investors around the world. Eli brings a unique combination of high caliber M&A execution capabilities and extensive relationships with the most important strategic players across the technology landscape.”

“Joining the Partners at Union Square Advisors represents a unique opportunity for me to bring the experiences and insights of my career at IBM and Morgan Stanley to a platform that focuses on providing differentiated value to technology clients. The firm certainly has an impressive team and incredible momentum in the marketplace,” said Elias Mendoza.

The demand for Union Square Advisors’ M&A and capital-raising expertise has continued to accelerate. Since 2009 the firm has announced 22 transactions for a total transaction value of $2.0 billion. This momentum is continuing as Union Square Advisors is actively working with leading technology companies on a wide range of M&A and financing transactions across the entire technology ecosystem – in the software, Internet/digital media, networking, storage, systems and semiconductor spaces; on both buy-side and sell-side transactions with both public and private companies; on cross-border, competitive and other transactions with significant structural complexities; and across the investment spectrum working with venture capital, growth equity, public equity and private equity investors.

About Union Square Advisors

Union Square Advisors LLC is a leading investment banking advisory firm serving technology companies through its mergers & acquisitions, private capital financing and IPO advisory services. Founded in 2007 by a group of the world’s premier technology banking professionals, the firm has offices in San Francisco and New York and works with leading public and private firms across the technology landscape – including software, Internet/digital media, networking, storage, systems and semiconductor companies, as well as with the strategic capital providers that invest in these sectors. For more information on Union Square Advisors, please visit