Senior Managing Director
Blackstone Advisory Partners LP
Sean V. Madnani is a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone Advisory Partners LP.
Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Madnani has been involved with several notable transactions including the combination of Reuters with Thomson, the dissolution of Comcast’s joint venture with Insight Communications, the sale of Tribune Co, the merger of Opnext with Oclaro, the sale of BrightPoint to Ingram Micro, and many others. In addition, Mr. Madnani is closely involved with the M&A activities of Blackstone's private equity portfolio companies, such as Freescale Semiconductor and The Weather Channel Companies.
Before joining Blackstone in 2005, Mr. Madnani worked at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC in New York, San Francisco, and London, where he provided investment banking and strategic advisory services for clients in the technology, media, and telecommunications industries. During his career, Mr. Madnani has advised on over 55 completed M&A transactions totaling more than $100 billion in aggregate value.
Mr. Madnani received a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated as an IBM Thomas J. Watson Scholar and a Cal Alumni Scholar. Mr. Madnani is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston.