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Jonathan Cantwell appointed as new Partner

New Partner and senior promotions to strengthen global team.

27 January 2020 - After a strong 2019 in which GP Bullhound has closed deals with some of the tech sector’s best entrepreneurs worldwide and closed its fourth fund, the firm continues to grow at an accelerated rate and strengthens its global team with a number of significant promotions across its Investment Banking, Investment Management, Marketing and Strategy teams.

Jonathan Cantwell promoted to Partner, Investment Banking
Based in our San Francisco office, with 15 years of technology investment banking experience, Jon leads our efforts in the SaaS sector. Jon has completed over 70 transactions with public and private technology companies, including many cross-border deals. Recent transactions include advising Partnerize, EcoVadis, AppBuddy,, Synthesio, Rant & Rave and TextRecruit.

Iman Crisby promoted to Executive Director, Marketing
Having joined the firm in 2013, Iman is in charge of GP Bullhound’s Marketing, Communications, Media Relations and Events, globally.

Alon Kuperman promoted to Executive Director, Investment Management
As a member of GP Bullhound’s growing Investment Management team, Alon has more than 12 years of experience in tech investments and advisory. Recent notable investments include Slack (exited), Unity, RavenPack, Believe, Partnerize, LendInvest and HackerOne.

Alessandro Casartelli promoted to Executive Director, Investment Banking
Based in our London office, Alessandro has a strong expertise within the internet, software and digital services sectors, and leads our efforts in the Marketplaces vertical. He has been involved in over 30 successful transactions, including Baltic Classifieds Group, Jellyfish, Rant & Rave and Avito.

Joy Sioufi promoted to Executive Director, Investment Banking
Based in our Paris office and with a strong TMT and Investment Banking background, Joy has been involved in some of GP Bullhound’s key deals in the region across several verticals, including Budget Insight, EcoVadis, Intercloud and Believe.

Dr. Nikolas Westphal promoted to Executive Director, Investment Banking
Based in our Berlin office, Nikolas has more than 14 years of experience advising communications, media and technology companies on mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions. Notable recent deals include Unomaly, Intercloud, Mambu, Magix and Mindcurv.

Johannes Åkermark promoted to Director, Investment Banking

Eric Crowley promoted to Director, Investment Banking

Javed Huq promoted to Director, Investment Banking

Jaime Moreno promoted to Director, Strategy

Open positions
We are currently recruiting for several positions in the Investment Banking and People Management teams. To read more and apply to join us, check out our Careers page here.

For enquiries, please contact:
Charlotte Carew Gibbs, HR Manager, at

About GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound is a leading technology advisory and investment firm, providing transaction advice and capital to the world’s best entrepreneurs and founders. Founded in 1999, the firm today has offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester, Paris, Hong Kong, Madrid and New York. For more information, please visit

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