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GP Bullhound named as winner at M&A Advisor Dealmakers’ Awards 2014

GP Bullhound awarded for Financial Services Deal of the Year, for the sale of Pozitron to Monitise

London, 27 October 2014 – GP Bullhound, the international dealmakers in technology, was announced a winner of the 2014 Dealmakers’ Awards, in the category Financial Services Deal of the Year, for the sale of Pozitron to Monitise.

The 2014 Dealmakers’ Awards Ceremony honoured the leading deal teams and firms whose activities set the standard for M&A transactions in the UK and Europe.

The nominations, representing over 160 award finalist companies, were judged by an independent jury of industry experts. The Dealmakers’ Awards were presented at the exclusive ceremony held during the 2014 International Financial Forum at Bloomberg’s European Headquarters on Wednesday 22 October.

“A lot of detail, craftsmanship, and strategic thinking goes into making great transactions. Transactions that create lasting value to both sellers and buyers, as well as their customers and stakeholders. This award recognises the hard work of all the teams that participated in making this deal, including GP Bullhound, legal counsels Esin Attorney/Baker McKenzie and Cem Cetin, due diligence teams at Deloitte, and most importantly Pozitron and Monitise deal teams.” said Ali Dagli, Director at GP Bullhound.

“Since 2002, the M&A Advisor has been honouring the leading M&A transactions and companies in the United States with our annual awards. It is our pleasure to recognize the outstanding performance of the M&A, restructuring and financing professionals in the UK and Europe and bestow upon the award winners our highest honor, the 2014 Dealmakers Award,” stated David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President of The M&A Advisor.

Sale of Pozitron to Monitise
GP Bullhound acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Pozitron Yazilim A.S. on its sale to Monitise Plc, in January 2014. Monitise, a world leader in Mobile Money—banking, paying and buying with a mobile device—agreed to acquire Pozitron via an all-share deal valued at $100m.

GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound is an international technology investment banking group with offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin and Manchester. Founded in 1999, GP Bullhound provides world-class advice on mergers, acquisitions and private placements to a diverse range of corporate clients, institutional investors and high net worth individuals. Combining a true love for entrepreneurship and innovation with deep global buyer relations and sector expertise, GP Bullhound has completed transactions for many category leaders, most recently selling Pingdom to SolarWinds, Cambridge Technology Partners to Atos, Pozitron to Monitise, Tunigo to Spotify, and Fjord to Accenture. For more information, please visit www.gpbullhound.com

THE M&A ADVISOR 
Since 1998, The M&A Advisor has been presenting, recognizing the achievement of and facilitating connections between the world’s leading mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals with a comprehensive range of services including M&A SUMMITS; M&A AWARDS; M&A CONNECTS™; M&A LINKS™ MandA.TV and M&A MARKET INTEL™. Visit www.maadvisor.com to learn more.  For a detailed list of all of the Award Winners for the 2014 Dealmakers’ Awards please CLICK HERE.

Enquiries
Iman Crisby, GP Bullhound iman.crisby@gpbullhound.com
Liudmila Pisareva, The M&A Advisor lpisareva@maadvisor.com