GP Bullhound appoints Oskar Herdland as Director, Equity Capital Markets
Stockholm, 27 June 2016 – GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, today announced that Oskar Herdland has joined its Investment Banking team as Director, Equity Capital Markets.
Based in Stockholm, Oskar will lead GP Bullhound’s equity capital markets activities. Previously, Oskar was CEO and Head of Equities at SEB Enskilda in New York.
Per Roman, Managing Partner of GP Bullhound, said: “We are passionate about Europe’s great technology entrepreneurs, whether running private or public companies, and we see this new role as a natural evolution of our offering. With his strong background and extensive transatlantic experience, we are proud that Oskar will join the GP Bullhound team, increasing our reach to public, cross-over and hedge funds worldwide. Our aim with this key hire is to further strengthen our active late-stage secondary capabilities as well as adding to our capabilities during and post IPO.”
Oskar Herdland commented: “I am excited to join Europe’s leading technology investment bank and look forward to taking part in its further expansion. Given GP Bullhound’s network of relationships with the European Unicorns, now is the time to build out the opportunity with institutional investors.”
Prior to his role of CEO and Head of Equities at SEB Enskilda in New York, Oskar worked with institutional equity sales on Wall Street. Before this, he covered the tech sector in Silicon Valley after starting his career as an equity analyst for Enskilda Securities based in Stockholm in the 90s. He graduated from Uppsala University and UCF.
Passionate about technology, innovation and entrepreneurs, Oskar has spent over 15 years in the United States, first in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, then in New York for more than a decade. He has been involved in numerous equity transactions including IPOs, private placements, new issues, and secondaries, in the United States as well as Scandinavia.
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About GP Bullhound
As dealmakers in technology, GP Bullhound provides independent strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions and private placements to entrepreneurs, companies and investors. By combining a true passion for innovation with great access to global buyers and capital across Europe, US and Asia, GP Bullhound has completed transactions with many category leaders including Avito, Delivery Hero, Fjord, King.com, Pingdom, Pozitron and Spotify. The firm was founded in London in 1999 and today also has offices in San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester and Paris. For more information, please visit www.gpbullhound.com or follow on Twitter @GPBullhound.