GP Bullhound – One year in Manchester and launch of the Northern Tech Map

Manchester, 9 April 2015 – GP Bullhound’s Manchester office has now been open for a year; the fifth office in the firm’s global network. During this time the Dealmakers in Technology have closed six deals in the region, demonstrating the importance of local specialist advice whilst providing international reach. The firm has held the Northern Tech Awards and hosted eight other industry events in the region, gathering over a thousand entrepreneurs and investors. And to truly stamp their mark on the North, GP Bullhound is now releasing the Northern Tech Map – plotting the tech ecosystem for the region.

James Wilkinson, CEO of CarLoan4U said “In a dynamic sector such as technology it is vital for entrepreneurs to have specialist advisors who can bring sector expertise and global connections to buyers and investors. GP Bullhound has filled this gap in the market”.

GP Bullhound provides specialist M&A and fundraising advice to category leading technology companies. With a core focus across internet, software and hardware, GP Bullhound offers local advice backed by its own global network built through five offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, and Manchester.

In the last 12 months, GP Bullhound has completed over 30 transactions across Europe, US and Asia and the firm has advised on sales to Facebook, Spotify, Disney, Real Networks, Accenture, Dentsu Aegis Network and Atos. A third of these deals have had a US counterparty illustrating the continued interest from this region in European technology companies.

Hugh Campbell, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GP Bullhound, commented: “We are very excited to have expanded our service offering to the North. The region is home to so many fantastic tech companies. We have  been lucky enough to advise six of them already and look forward to advising many more”.
 
Having co-founded GP Bullhound in London, Hugh relocated back home to Manchester where he opened the Manchester office with Adam Rudd. Adam joined from Gresham Private Equity where he focused on investing in technology companies such as Investis and IESA. Prior to Gresham, Adam was at AO.com in both strategic and commercial roles having started his career in corporate finance at KPMG and Brewin Dolphin. The most recent addition to the team was Luke Burns who joined from PwC where he worked in the deals team. Luke has a wealth of experience on due diligence engagements and is a Chartered Accountant.

To demonstrate the hive of activity by tech companies in the North, GP Bullhound has produced the Northern Tech Map. The map is an interactive tool which identifies the companies within the Northern tech ecosystem and specifies which tech sector they are aligned to, what they do, their last reported revenue figures, number of employees and an indicative valuation determined by GP Bullhound. Additional features such as market analysis and benchmarking will be included in the final release in the coming weeks.

You can explore the map here: www.northerntechmap.com

Enquiries
For enquiries, please contact Hugh Campbell, Managing Partner, at hugh.campbell@gpbullhound.com

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 and Manchester. For more information, please visit www.gpbullhound.com