London, 15 May 2015 – GP Bullhound, the international technology investment bank, has appointed Mark Sebba and Mathias Ackermand as Non-Executive Directors of its Board.
Mark Sebba was Chief Executive of The Net-a-Porter Group between 2003 and 2014. Whilst remaining on the Net-a-Porter Group Board as a non-executive director, he is a Trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum and Chairman of its commercial arm, V & A Enterprises. He is also the non-executive Chair of Hyde Housing Association. Prior to his time at NAPG, Mark worked as an investment banker in London and New York before moving as Finance Director into early stage media and new technology businesses.
Dr. Mathias Ackermand started his career in the financial services industry, first at Deutsche Bank and later as a General Partner at Towers Watson in Frankfurt. In 2000, he co-founded Transmode Systems AB and served as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Board Member. In 2011, Transmode completed a successful IPO on Nasdaq in Stockholm. Since then Dr. Ackermand has worked as a Private Investor.
In addition to Mark and Mathias, the GP Bullhound board comprises Sir Martin Smith as Chairman of the Board and the Co-founders and Managing Partners: Per Roman, Hugh Campbell and Manish Madhvani.
“It is a great honour for GP Bullhound to welcome such high-profile entrepreneurs and business leaders as Mark and Mathias to the Board. Both have been pioneers in their respective industries and they bring unique skills to aid in the further growth of our firm.” said Manish Madhvani, Managing Partner of GP Bullhound.
Mathias Ackermand said: “I am proud and honoured to join the finest name in European Tech Banking as a Non-Executive Director”.
Mark Sebba added: “I have known and worked with the GP Bullhound team for many years and have been increasingly impressed with their achievements. I greatly look forward to being part of such a successful group as a Non-Executive Director”.
For enquiries please contact: Manish Madhvani 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 and Manchester. For more information, please visit www.gpbullhound.com