July 19, 2021 | Corporate News

GCA Altium completes over 100 deals in Europe marking a record first half

GCA Altium is proud to announce that its teams across Europe have completed over 100 deals with an aggregate value of around EUR 17.8 billion in the first half of 2021, marking the most active period in its history. Globally the firm has advised on around 160 deals to date, including some of its largest on record.

The highlights of GCA’s exceptional year to date include:

  • Advising on three IPOs – the GBP 850 million IPO of Victorian Plumbing, the largest ever IPO on AIM, the IPO of Bike24, a longstanding client, and the IPO of CMO Group
  • KKR’s USD 5.3 billion acquisition of Cloudera in the US
  • Strong cross-border activity between Europe, the US and Asia
  • The hiring of 50 people across GCA Altium’s European offices, including Frank Merkel’s Industrial Technology team, who have hit the ground running and already completed a number of significant deals
  • Becoming a signatory of the UN Principles of Responsible Investment and completing over 40 ESG transactions globally so far in 2021

Phil Adams, CEO of GCA Altium, said: “The first half of 2021 has been a time of unprecedented activity and growth at GCA Altium in Europe and across the firm globally. We completed over 100 transactions in Europe alone during this period – more than we closed in the full year of both 2019 and 2020. Our strong focus on the booming technology-related and media sectors is now being reflected in our performance and we have taken material market share which has been evidenced in Mergermarket’s recent league tables where we ranked first among independent mid-market advisory businesses in a number of markets. Moreover, in addition to our extremely high deal activity, we are seeing a significant increase in deal size across the firm too. We are entering the second half of the year with a full pipeline of high-quality mandates and are incredibly excited about the opportunities to grow our business further.”

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