GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, opens an office in Berlin through the integration of German corporate finance house Pure Equity Advisors GmbH (“Pure Equity”). This follows last year’s successful opening of GP Bullhound’s office in Stockholm, in addition to existing offices in London and San Francisco.
With the acquisition of Pure Equity, headed up by Julian Riedlbauer, GP Bullhound establishes itself firmly in Germany, Europe's leading market for many of GP Bullhound's key areas such as eCommerce, Digital Media, Software, Gaming and Greentech. Julian joins GP Bullhound as a Partner and his extensive network of German Venture Capital and Corporate relationships will serve GP Bullhound’s international client base well. The addition of a Berlin office compliments the firm’s London and Stockholm bases with a local presence in yet another major European innovation hot spot, further expanding its pan-European coverage. GP Bullhound believes in being close to innovation, having a natural place in the entrepreneurial eco-system, so it can serve its clients better.
"Julian is a successful technology banker, former entrepreneur and a good friend, who comes highly recommended by some of the smartest German entrepreneurs that we know. Bringing him and his team on board is a coup for GP Bullhound and will allow us to support German companies even better in the future. Having an office in Berlin, one of the hottest start-up cities on the planet, based in Europe's largest Internet economy, will help us stay current," according to Per Roman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GP Bullhound.
Pure Equity Advisors is an independent financial advisory firm with offices in Berlin and Hamburg with a team of five experienced banking professionals. The team’s focus is on providing entrepreneurs with exits and growth equity fundraising. Their sector expertise is a perfect match with GP Bullhound’s with Internet, Software and Greentech at its core. In the four years before setting up Pure Equity Advisors, Julian advised clients as one of the Managing Directors of Corporate Finance Partners in Germany. Previous clients include redcoon, AlbumPrinter, Visionapp and InnoGames.
“We welcome this deal as GP Bullhound represents the best platform for Pure Equity to provide its clients with access to the continental European, UK and US investor and strategic communities through its offices and strong brand, driven by the success it has seen in our target markets. We are delighted to be joining the GP Bullhound Group and look forward to developing our enlarged business together,” says Julian Riedlbauer, Founder and Managing Director of Pure Equity Advisors.
“We see incredible opportunities for our client base in continental Europe, and the technology buzz in Germany was tangible at our Summit in Berlin this May. Pure Equity is a strong business with a great cultural fit with GP Bullhound and we look forward to further growth in the region led by Julian and his team,” adds Hugh Campbell, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GP Bullhound.
Per Roman, +46 734 010102, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugh Campbell, +44 207 101 7560, email@example.com
Julian Riedlbauer, +49 30 610 80 600, firstname.lastname@example.org
About GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound, the pan-European technology investment banking group with offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm and Berlin, has served companies and their founders and investors since 1999.
We provide world-class advice on mergers & acquisitions and private/public placement as well as research and asset management to a diverse range of corporate clients, institutional investors and high net worth individuals. We are industry experts, specialising in digital media, eCommerce, gaming, social, online marketing, application and infrastructure software, consumer devices, integrated technology, telecommunication, solar, water and energy efficiency.
With a true love for European entrepreneurship and innovation coupled with deep global buyer relations within Digital and Greentech, we have completed marquee transactions for many digital leaders such as 192.com, Apertio, AudioAsics, Avito.ru, CLX Networks, Cramer Systems, Funcom, Handbag.com, King.com, Lastminute.de, Player X, Nanoradio,Neonode, Newbay, The Cloud, and Tradedoubler as well as Greentech innovators including Concentrix, Heliatek, Bluewater Bio, Xjet Solar and many more.
We have an international team of 30 experienced corporate financiers focused on the technology sector, and as a firm we have closed over 120 successful transactions since 1999.