London and Berlin, 7 April 2017 – GP Bullhound, the European technology investment bank, today announced three senior appointements to strengthen its Advisory and Investment activities.
“We are delighted to have three such accomplished and respected professionals join our teams in London and Berlin. Alex, Nick and Alon will play key roles in the continued execution of our mission to support Europe’s finest technology entrepreneurs.” – Per Roman, Managing Partner.
Alexandra Jarvis joins GP Bullhound as Director, London
Alexandra is an expert in UK public markets and has worked on numerous IPOs and fundraisings for technology companies. Prior to joining GP Bullhound, Alexandra was a Senior Research Analyst and Partner at Peel Hunt LLP, where her clients included many leading small-mid cap technology companies in sectors such as cyber and information security, healthcare IT, managed services, consumer electronics and semiconductors. Alexandra was rated Number 1 Stock-Picker in Europe for Software & Services in the 2016 Starmine Awards and she holds an MA in Modern Languages from Oxford University.
Alexandra commented: “It is a real pleasure to join such a talented team who share my passion for growing great technology businesses in Europe. The additional, dedicated focus on public markets that I bring makes a great combination with GP Bullhound’s depth of expertise and networks in the vibrant private market and in M&A.”
Dr. Nikolas Westphal joins GP Bullhound as Director, Berlin
Nikolas is a passionate and highly experienced investment banker with more than eleven years of experience advising communications, media and technology (CMT) companies on mergers and acquisitions as well as a broad range of other capital market transactions. Most recently, Nikolas was a Vice President at Arma Partners, where he advised a broad range of European CMT clients on mergers and acquisitions. Prior to this, Nikolas worked for six years in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division, serving European Media & Communications clients. In addition, he spent two years at Blackstone’s refinancing advisory (now part of PJT Partners). Nikolas has a track record of more than $40 billion of closed transactions to date. He holds a doctorate in financial economics from Leipzig Graduate School of Management – HHL.
“I am excited and honoured to join GP Bullhound’s fast-growing German franchise and impressed by the achievements of the GP Bullhound team, creating the leading dealmaker in European technology. Having advised numerous clients across Europe, I look forward to leveraging my experience, contacts and understanding of tech to contribute actively to the continued success of GP Bullhound.”
Alon Kuperman joins GP Bullhound as Principal, London
Alon has over 10 years of experience in tech investments and advisory. Prior to GP Bullhound, Alon worked at Atomico, a London based Venture Capital firm founded by Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom. At Atomico, Alon worked closely with companies such as Klarna, Hailo, OneTwoTrip, Rovio, Mapillary and PedidosYa (sold to Delivery Hero). Prior to Atomico, Alon worked at Silver Lake Partners in London focusing on European technology buyouts. While at Silver Lake, Alon worked on the sale of Skype to Microsoft. Alon started his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and graduated from the London School of Economics with a First Class Honours.
Alon commented: “I am excited! With offices across the continents we support entrepreneurs with our network, advice and capital. GP Bullhound is truly unique.”
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About GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound is a leading European technology investment bank with a passion for entrepreneurship. Founded in 1999, the firm today has offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester and Paris. The firm’s advisory team has completed over 230 M&A and Capital transactions to date, working with category leaders including Essence, Avito, Delivery Hero, Fjord, King Digital Entertainment, Pingdom, Innogames, Spotify and many more. Through its principal investment team, GP Bullhound provides institutions, family offices and entrepreneurs with access to some of the most ambitious privately-held technology and media companies in Europe. The firm’s events and speaking activities bring together thousands of Europe’s leading digital entrepreneurs and technology investors throughout the year, and its thought-leading research is read by decision makers globally, and regularly cited in leading newspapers and publications. For more information, please visit www.gpbullhound.com, or follow on Twitter @GPBullhound