GP Bullhound appoints Jon Cantwell as Director

San Francisco, 14 December 2016 – GP Bullhound today announced that Jon Cantwell has joined its Investment Banking team as a Director in the San Francisco office, focusing primarily on Software M&A and Advisory transactions.

Previously, Jon worked at Pacific Crest Securities and Pagemill Partners in Silicon Valley. He started his career at Ernst & Young in New York and holds a CPA license.

Alec Dafferner, Partner of GP Bullhound and Head of its San Francisco office, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jon to the GP Bullhound team. With his remarkable background in technology investment banking and strong knowledge of the Software sector, he is a valuable addition to our team.”

Jon Cantwell added: “I am excited to join GP Bullhound’s leading technology investment banking team and look forward to further strengthening their Software franchise and cross-border advisory capabilities between Europe and the US.”

With over ten years of technology investment banking experience, Jon has completed over 35 transactions with public and private emerging growth tech companies, including many cross-border deals. He holds a degree from the Marshall School of Business, Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California.

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About GP Bullhound

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