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Peter Siwinski

Managing Director, San Francisco

Peter Siwinski
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Peter Siwinski is a Managing Director in the San Francisco office. He has advised on a wide range of communications matters, including both friendly and contested M&A, activist defense, crisis situations and media and investor relations.

Recent engagement highlights include:

  • Qualcomm on its hostile defense against Broadcom and its proposed $47 billion acquisition of NXP
  • Amazon on its $13 billion acquisition of Whole Foods
  • Avaya on its Chapter 11 restructuring
  • HTC on its cooperation agreement with Google
  • Snap Inc. on its IPO on the NYSE
  • Pandora Media on investor relations matters
  • Molina Healthcare’s Board of Directors on its CEO and CFO transitions
  • Tesla on its acquisition of SolarCity
  • VMware on investor relations matters related to Dell’s ownership
  • Ritchie Bros. on its acquisition of IronPlanet

Most recently, Peter was a Managing Partner and co-founder of Cumulus Venture Partners LLC (“CVP”), a technology-focused venture capital fund.

Before founding CVP, Peter was a Managing Director at Cowen and Company, where he headed both the Communications Technology and IT Services Investment Banking practices. He was also a member of Cowen’s Fairness Opinion Review Committee.

Prior to Cowen, Peter was a banker at Thomas Weisel Partners, where he helped found the firm’s Storage and Computing Systems Group. He began his career with Merrill Lynch in New York, where he was a member of the Telecommunications Investment Banking Group.

During his 14-year career in investment banking, Peter executed greater than $30 billion in strategic transactions and approximately $5 billion in financing transactions. These included public and private, buyside and sellside M&A, divestitures and take-private transactions, as well as numerous forms of public and private equity and debt transactions. His combined professional experiences have created a deep understanding of the impacts of technology trends, strategic events and the capital markets on corporate positioning and market value.

Peter received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D./M.B.A. with Honors from Duke University.


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