David Handler

Co-Founder & Partner

Centerview Partners: Partner, founding Head of the Technology Group (2008-2022)
UBS Securities
: Managing Director, Co-Head of Americas Technology Investment Banking (2006-2008)
Bear, Stearns:
Managing Director, Co-Head of Communications Technology Investment Banking (2000-2006)
Managing Director, Head of New York Investment Banking (1995-2000)

  • Cisco Systems on $43 billion+ in transactions, including its $28 billion acquisition of Splunk (pending), $4 billion acquisition of AppDynamics, the divestiture of its SPVSS division and its acquisition of Kenna Security 
  • ServiceNow's acquisition of G2K
  • Bloom Energy's $550M convertible notes offering
  • Qualcomm’s defense of Broadcom’s $130 billion hostile takeover and $4 billion successful bid-jumping acquisition of Veoneer/Arriver 
  • Seagate and Bain’s $18 billion acquisition of Toshiba Memory Corporation 
  • Motorola’s $10 billion spin-off and follow-on sale of Motorola Mobility to Google 
  • Informa Plc on $8 billion+ in transactions, including its $5.2 billion acquisition of UBM Plc 
  • Convergys on $5 billion+ in transactions, including its $2.8 billion sale to Synnex 
  • Itron on $4 billion+ in transactions, including its $830 million acquisition of Silver Spring Networks 
  • Pensando on its $1.9 billion sale to AMD 
  • Splunk on Silver Lake’s purchase of $1 billion in convertible notes 
  • Twilio’s strategic investment and partnership with Syniverse 
  • Factorial’s strategic investments from and partnerships with Daimler and Stellantis 
  • Sale of Resonant to Murata 


Chairman of the Board of Directors, PENN Entertainment (2019-Present)
Board Member, PENN Entertainment (1994-Present)
Board Member, NYU Stern (2020-Present)


NYU Stern, MBA
NYU Stern, BS

* Includes selected transactions completed while at prior firms