Amsterdam, 5 December 2018 – GP Bullhound today announced that Floris Backer has joined its advisory team as Executive Director. Based in London and Amsterdam, Floris will oversee the firm’s activities in Benelux.
Previously, Floris was Head of Tech Media & Telecom at ABN AMRO in the Netherlands. Prior to that, he worked at Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers in London, New York and Amsterdam.
Manish Madhvani, Managing Partner of GP Bullhound, said: “We are excited that Floris will be joining our fast-growing franchise at a time of healthy deal-activity in the technology sector. He brings a wealth of experience and a strong network, helping us increase our reach in Benelux.”
GP Bullhound has been active in the region for many years, both as an advisor and an investor, working with companies including Zoover and Greetz which was recently sold to Photobox Group.
Floris Backer said: “GP Bullhound is a leading global technology specialist, and I am excited to help grow the business further. Reflected in the rise of companies like Adyen, Takeaway.com and Elastic; we see a strong ecosystem of tech companies and investors in Benelux and we look forward to working with them closely.”
Floris has built up an extensive investment banking experience, executing and originating numerous transactions. He was involved in many deals in Europe and the US for companies including Adyen, Takeaway.com, Independer.nl, Plaxis, Telegraaf Media Group, Wolters Kluwer, SLM Solutions, Deutsche Telekom and Nielsen.
A native speaker in Dutch, and passionate about technology, competitive cycling and sailing, Floris holds a master degree in Engineering from Delft University of Technology.
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