Ivo Polten is Partner and Head of the Munich office. Prior to joining GP Bullhound in 2022, Ivo spent 17 years working for consulting and advisory firm goetzpartners at their Munich headquarters, where he led the technology group for many years, was part of the Executive Management Board, and held various other organizational responsibilities. Before goetzpartners, he worked for KPGM Corporate Finance and Deutsche Bank for several years.
Having started his career in 2000, Ivo has more than 20 years of M&A experience with a focus on the technology sector. He has worked on multiple buy-side and sell-side M&A and financing transactions covering IT services & digital services, software and internet/digital clients, as well as numerous growth and private equity firms. Past clients and projects include GoStudent, Mister Spex, NTT Data, DXC Technology, SwissQ, SNP, EPSA Group, MAIT, Naspers, TDF, and Texas Instruments, in addition to Mid Europa Partners, Bridgepoint Development Capital, IK Partners, INVISION, Riverside Europe, and Aurelius, among many others.