Paris, 20 April 2016 – GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, announced today the opening of its new office in Paris, 45 rue de Lisbonne, 75008 Paris. The office will be led by Guillaume Bonneton, Partner since 2010, with a team of four bankers, and expand GP Bullhound’s global reach, supplementing existing offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin and Manchester. The full team is now composed of over 60 staff worldwide.
This expansion will have a particular focus on supporting the growth of technology companies in France’s increasingly dynamic digital ecosystem by connecting international investors with French entrepreneurs, and opening up global opportunities to French investors.
GP Bullhound has already been active in France, having recently advised the Software company Multiposting on its sale to SAP; Slimpay, the payment firm, on its €15m investment from Netherlands-based Prime Ventures; and the global online music provider Believe Digital on their $60m injection from investors including US-based Technology Crossover Ventures and XAnge.
Guillaume Bonneton, Partner of GP Bullhound, commented: “GP Bullhound has established a reputation as a leading technology investment bank in Europe. European technology companies have demonstrated their ability to reach significant valuations and succeed on a global stage. France is a vital component of this technology landscape and our new office will be focused on supporting the country’s future billion dollar companies.”
“Since our establishment in 1999 we have been active in the French technology landscape. As such I am delighted that one of our most experienced Partners is taking this important step towards further supporting one of the key markets in Europe”, said Per Roman, Managing Partner of GP Bullhound.
Before joining GP Bullhound in 2010, Bonneton worked for BCG, Deutsche Bank and Jefferies. He graduated from ESCP in Paris, and holds an MSc in Management and Finance, a Masters in Corporate Law, as well as an MBA from INSEAD.
For any enquiry, please contact Guillaume Bonneton at [email protected]
About 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, Manchester and Paris. For more information, please visit www.gpbullhound.com or follow on Twitter @GPBullhound.