About John Chachas
– John Chachas began as First Boston’s managing director of the firm’s Media
Group. In 2000, he joined Lazard as a managing director and co-head of the firm’s Media Advisory practice in the Americas. He advised the board on the $18 billion buyout of Clear Channel Communications, the Walt Disney Company on its 2006 sale of its ABC Radio business, and the Hearst Corporation on its go-private transaction of Hearst-Argyle Television in 2009 among others. In 2010, Chachas left Lazard to become a candidate for the U.S. Senate in the Republican primary race in his home state of Nevada. After his unsuccessful Senate race Chachas returned to New York and founded Methuselah Advisors. Since the formation of Methuselah, he has served as a financial advisor to several of the country’s largest media organizations, including Tribune Company throughout its bankruptcy from 2009 until its emergence in 2012. He advised Journal Communications on its $2.2 billion spin-merger combination with the newspaper and broadcaster, E.W. Scripps. In 2015, Methuselah represented Journal Media Group on its $300 million sale to Gannett.
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