David G. Moyer (“Dave”), President, Principal Advisors Group, LLC, an associate of CEA Group (“CEA”), formed a joint venture with CEA named the CEA Principal Advisors Group, which is located at Center Valley, PA in the Lehigh Valley, 70 miles west of New York City. CEA Principal Advisors Group is focused on raising private equity and debt capital and providing M&A and strategic financial advice to early stage and middle market companies. Dave specializes in the media, communications, information technology (software & Internet), logistics and business services industries.
Dave represented Flash Comm, Inc. (now Terion, Inc), a digital wireless communications provider serving the transportation industry, Sensitech Inc., a logistics-based information technology company, C2C Fiber of Massachusetts, LLC, an operator of regional fiber optic networks, Bizland, Inc., a shared web hosting provider to small businesses, and HotChalk, Inc., a Web 2.0 community platform provider to secondary schools, in arranging over $100 million of private equity financing from strategic and financial investors. In addition, Dave represented Sensitech Inc. in its acquisition of Ryan Instruments, L.P. and Coast to Coast Telecommunications, Inc. in its sale to Allegiance Telecom, Inc. Dave also represented Centerplate, Inc. (Amex: CVP), a leading supplier of food, catering and concessions to sports facilities, convention centers and other entertainment venues, as its exclusive financial advisor and raised $215 million of senior secured credit facilities.
Dave joined CEA in December 1997 as Managing Director, Office of the Chairman, in CEA’s New York office where he was responsible for origination and execution of global investment banking and related transactions for J. Patrick Michaels, Jr., CEA’s Chairman, who is based in CEA’s Tampa headquarters. In January 2003, Dave opened the Westport, CT office of CEA Principal Advisors Group, which was relocated to Center Valley, PA in fall 2011.
Prior to joining CEA, Dave was Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Partner of Solomon Broadcasting International, L.P., which was a partnership based in Beverly Hills, CA and Stamford, CT focused on acquiring interests in terrestrial television and multichannel programming networks in Latin America. From 1987 to 1996, he was employed by General Electric Capital Corporation in various positions including Senior Vice President of GE Capital Equity Capital Group, Inc. and Senior Vice President/Team Leader of the Merchant Banking Division of GE Capital Corporate Finance Group, Inc.
At GE Capital, Dave specialized in domestic and international media and communications corporate finance and has executed over $1.3 billion of senior, mezzanine and equity financing commitments in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America.
Dave received his MBA from Harvard Business School, and holds a BA in Economics from Syracuse University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. In addition, he is a James S. Kemper Foundation Scholar, and a graduate of the GE Financial Management Program. Dave serves as an Independent Director of Audax Credit BDC Inc. He is a FINRA registered Securities Principal (Holds Series 24, 7 and 63 FINRA licenses).