Adrian Reed promoted to Head of GCA Altium’s Manchester office
Adrian has been with the business since 2000, joining as a graduate, and has been a Managing Director since 2012. Adrian specialises in technology focused transactions and has led many notable deals including: the recent sale of predictive analytics software business Mobysoft to ECI; the acquisition of cybersecurity business TitanHQ by Livingbridge; the AIM IPO of indie gaming business Team 17; the investment in Tonic Games (publisher of recent chart-topping “Fall Guys”) from Synova; and the sale of semiconductor services business Westerwood Global to Perwyn. Adrian is also joining GCA Altium’s UK board as a director and sits on the GCA Altium European Strategic Board.
GCA Altium’s Manchester team comprises 21 professionals and is one of, if not the largest, dedicated M&A advisory teams outside London. GCA has 25 offices in 14 countries across Europe, the US and Asia and has completed over 100 deals since lockdown. Many of these have been in Adrian’s core sector, technology, where GCA has closed significantly more deals than its key competitors across Europe in the last two years.
Phil Adams, CEO of GCA Altium, commented: “Adrian is perfectly placed to lead our Manchester office. He combines outstanding integrity with drive, intensity and deep sector knowledge and he represents the epitome of what we are about as a business, serving his local market while leveraging our global platform by collaborating closely with our global colleagues, in particular the US, on technology deals.”
Adrian Reed commented: “It is a pleasure and great honour to have the opportunity to lead the exceptionally talented and driven Manchester office. Over the last few years, the GCA Altium business has gone from strength to strength and we have unwavering ambition to continue this growth over the coming years.”