Dealmakers in Technology
GP Bullhound provides independent strategic advice and hard-nosed deal-making to the best technology entrepreneurs, companies and investors.
Our dealmakers across Europe and the US are specialists in understanding what it takes to build a global category leader in the technology sector. We then combine this knowledge with access to buyers, investors and partners that can make a real difference to our clients. Our passion for technology, financial acumen and empathy for entrepreneurs is what really sets our advice apart. We want to help build more billion-dollar technology companies. We know this takes time and we are not in a hurry.
We have a reputation for providing direct and impartial strategic advice to clients across the technology ecosystem. We work with Boards of Directors to provide guidance on acquisitions, divestments, international expansion and exit planning – often many years in advance of any formal deal-making.
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
When entrepreneurs and investors are planning to sell their business, they need a trusted partner. We have completed over 100 deals in the last decade with the giants of the global technology sector. Navigating the decision-making corridors of these companies is not simple. The negotiations and intensive level of due diligence is not for the faint-hearted – often with buyers many time zones away. We started GP Bullhound to support entrepreneurs with these challenges and be their trusted partner. It is what we do all day, every day.
More than half of our M&A deals have a cross-border solution and our five technology hubs across Europe and the US allow us to provide a senior, local service to clients but with access to buyers across the globe.
FUNDRAISING, SECONDARIES AND BLOCK TRADES
GP Bullhound has been helping finance technology businesses since 2000. We have built up a unique set of relationships with investors who, like us, are passionate about the technology sector. From traditional growth and private equity funds to corporates, family offices and pre-IPO investors. We are paranoid about keeping these contacts fresh and we diligently track each of the investors’ activities so we can smoothly match our clients to funds and people where we believe there is a strong fit. This saves huge amounts of time and energy, whilst ensuring a healthy level of competition for all of our deals.
We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships, and we hope to work with our clients from growth equity fundraising, through debt restructuring, secondary fundraises and towards the ultimate exit – via trade sale or IPO. We have been on this journey with many of our clients and it is one of the reasons we all come to work each day.
GP Bullhound Sidecar is the independent investment arm of GP Bullhound, with a co-investment strategy focusing on European Tech companies.
Thanks to GP Bullhound’s well-known and highly respected brand in the tech community, the firm’s local presence and its extensive global contact network, the Sidecar funds benefit from high-quality Pan-European deal flow and the ability to team up with first class investors to co-invest in the best companies.
GP Bullhound Sidecar is currently managing 3 funds which mainly include investments in category leading companies but also in early stage and unicorn companies. Sidecar has co-invested with Accel Partners, TCV, Scottish Equity Partners, Northzone, Creandum and many others in companies such as Spotify, Fjord, Klarna, Mathem, for the full list please visit http://www.gpbullhound.com/investments/
2016 Listed as one of UK’s 100 fastest growing private companies – REAL DEALS HOT 100
2016 Listed as one of Europe’s fastest growing private companies – INC. 5000 EUROPE
2015-2016 Listed as one of 1000 to inspire UK – London Stock Exchange
2015 Best Technology Dealmakers 2015 – Acquisition International M&A Awards
2015 Best TMT Focused Strategic Advice 2015, Sweden – Acquisition International M&A Awards
2015 Investment Banking Team of the Year, Sweden – Acquisition International M&A Awards
2015 Best in Consumer Internet Transactions, USA – Acquisition International M&A Awards
2015 M&A Boutique Investment Bank of the Year – The M&A Atlas Awards
2015 Deal of the Year Small Markets – The M&A Atlas Awards
2015 Best Technology Focused Investment Banking Firm – Alternative Investments Awards
2014 Financial Services Deal of the Year – The M&A Advisor Dealmaker’s Awards
2014 Best M&A Firm of the Year – Bully Awards
2014 42 under 42 – Insider Media North West
2013 Boutique Investment Bank of the Year – Acquisition International M&A Awards
2013 UK leading Adviser of the Year – Acquisition International M&A Awards
2013 40 under 40 – The M&A Advisor Dealmakers Awards
2010 Deal of the year & runner-up deal of the year – Rosenblatt Solicitors
2010 M&A boutique investment bank of the year & green energy deal of the year – M&A Atlas Awards
2010 Corporate finance boutique of the year – M&A Awards