The principal of Wagner Media, John D. Wagner, has been involved with a number of successful private fund raising efforts.


  • John D. Wagner is a Managing Director at 1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions, an investment banking and M&A advisory provider. John focuses on growing the lumber/building material and construction sectors.

  • John was executive director of corporate communications and investor relations for BuildNet, where he wrote large sections of multiple private placement memorandums (PPMs) and an S1 document that raised $147 million in multiple rounds of venture funding from Credit Suisse First Boston, GE Capital, SSB, and other investment banks.

  • John co-wrote the PPM that raised close to $1 million for Green Builder Media.

  • John has written PPMs (or consulted on valuation) for other private placement efforts, including iAlert, Vermont Creamie Company, Predictive Buying Analytics, and Haiti Baseballs, among others.



  • John has also been closely involved with mergers and acquisitions and business brokerage. He has served as an advisor to company sellers and buyers on deal valuation, share allocation, and on methods of ensuring the continuance of profitable operations through changes in ownership.