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Alegro Capital appoints Anant Bakre as director


LONDON, 22 July 2008 -- Alegro Capital Ltd, the London-based M&A and corporate finance advisory firm focused on the TMT and RIC sectors, today announces the appointment of Anant Bakre as Director.

Anant joins Alegro Capital from Montgomery & Co., a leading Los Angeles-based investment bank focusing on growth companies. Anant was part of Montgomery’s Media Investment Banking Group primarily focusing on Digital Media companies, including interactive marketing, advertising and place-based media companies. Anant was also responsible for the execution of several transactions, including the sales of Schematic and Blast Radius, leading interactive marketing agencies, to WPP; the sale of SignStorey, a leader in the distribution of video programming and advertising content, to CBS; and the capital raise for Visible World, developer of the leading advanced video advertising technology platform. Anant was also a founding member of Montgomery’s New York office.

Prior to Montgomery, Anant worked for several years in the Media & Telecom Investment Banking Division at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he focused on diversified entertainment, cable and telecom companies. Anant began his career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Paul Cuatrecasas, Founding Partner of Alegro, commented on the appointment:

“We are excited that Anant has joined Alegro to help lead our Digital Media practice. His knowledge of the U.S. market combined with his experience at bulge bracket and leading investment banks makes Anant a very important addition to our senior professional team and Digital Media practice.”

Anant Bakre, Director, said:

“I couldn’t be more excited to join Alegro with a mandate to help lead the ongoing growth and success of the firm. I was very impressed with the firm’s entrepreneurial culture, its passion for developing long-term relationships and its commitment to providing the highest quality advice to clients. The senior members of the firm have extensive relationships and networks across the globe, which provide me with a very solid platform for further strengthening Alegro’s Digital Media franchise. I look forward to contributing to Alegro’s continued success.”

For further information, call

Paul Cuatrecasas, Alegro Capital, +44 (0)20 7343 1000

About Alegro Capital

Alegro Capital is a pan-European investment banking firm focused on the Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) industries with an additional specialty in the Retail, Consumer and Industrial sectors (RIC). Alegro's advisory business counsels its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and other strategic transactions. Alegro serves a diverse set of clients around the world from its offices in London and Amsterdam. More information about Alegro can be found on the firm's Web site at http://www.alegrocapital.com.


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