Former Nielsen Book c.e.o. and president Jonathan Nowell has joined financial advice firm Trillium Partners as a senior advisor.
Nowell, who left Nielsen in 2015 after 20 years’ service in various roles, will consult with corporations and financial sponsors on mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and minority investments, as well as accessing the private equity and debt markets to support acquisition and development strategies.
He said: "Having observed and participated actively in the evolution of the publishing industry for over three decades, I can see significant further scope for M&A activity and the potential for new business models to make their mark. I am thrilled to take on this role at Trillium, which will give me the chance to team up with one of the most experienced and well regarded corporate finance advisory firms in my space."
Nowell led the strategic development of the book information businesses of Nielsen. Prior to his appointment as Nielsen Book president in 2002, Nowell was m.d. of Whitaker and publisher of The Bookseller.
Philip Mastriforte, co-founder of Trillium, said Nowell’s "in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry, international network of C-suite contacts and outstanding corporate development track record, will provide additional insights to our clients and will further strengthen Trillium's expertise in one of our core sectors".