Jose Cepeda | Managing Director | FTI Consulting
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Jose Cepeda

Jose Cepeda

  • Managing Director
  • Corporate Finance
  • T: +1 212 247 1010
  • F: +1 212 841 9350
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    • Three Times Square
    • 9th Floor
    • New York, NY, 10036
    • United States
    • T: +1 212 247 1010
    • F: +1 212 841 9350

Jose Cepeda specializes in communications and media, focusing on the different aspects of buy-side and sell-side services, information preparation, transaction structure, financial and operational due diligence, business valuation, financial business review, business modeling and identification of financial synergies. Mr. Cepeda has more than 15 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance and has worked on various engagements for communication, media and entertainment companies.

Mr. Cepeda has worked extensively on optimizing programming costs for TV broadcasting companies. His performance improvement and operational and financial restructuring experiences include projects for Central European Media, Cinram, Broadview, Gatehouse, Gray TV, Hearst Magazine, MediaWorks, Otelco, PR Wireless, Tribune and Young Broadcasting.

Mr. Cepeda has extensive experience in investment banking and corporate finance and has structured and closed more than $13 billion of debt and equity transactions for companies in the media and communications industries, including TV, radio, RLECs, CLECs, fiber, tower, wireless, outdoor, cable, satellite, publishing, directors, spectrum, data centers and business services. Select transactions include Cablevision, TeleGuam, Cellnet Technology, INFONXX, Everest Communication, Hargray Communication, Fairpoint, Otelco, NextWave, Nextel, SDI Media Group, WideOpenWest, Country Road, SBA Communication, Bresnan Communication, DirecTV, Houghton Mufflin, Bell ActivMedia, Valor Communication, D&E Communication, Illinois Consolidated Telephone, Bluestone Television and GCI Communications.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Cepeda was a Vice President at BNP Paribas’ Leveraged Finance Group, where he originated, structured and negotiated senior secured and high-yield transactions to finance leveraged buy-outs for private equity clients. Before that, Mr. Cepeda was a Vice President at GE Capital’s Media & Communications Group, where he was responsible for underwriting and portfolio management of telecom transactions. Mr. Cepeda was trained at GE’s renowned Financial Management Program and Corporate Audit Staff (“CAS”). While participating in CAS, he worked on controllership audits and process improvement projects using Six Sigma methodology for businesses located throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America.

Mr. Cepeda previously held NASD registered licenses 7 and 63 and currently holds a Six Sigma certificate of Master Black Belt. He is fluent in Spanish.

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