July 31, 2016 | Corporate News

GCA Savvian and Altium complete merger to create leading global investment bank GCA

GCA Savvian and Altium have completed their merger and formed GCA, a leading independent global investment bank (listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, TSE: 2174). GCA, which operates as GCA in the US, Japan and its other Asian locations and GCA Altium in Europe, is now the seventh-largest listed M&A advisory firm in the world.

With more than $185m in advisory revenues in 2015, over 370 staff worldwide and over 350 successfully completed transactions in the last three years, GCA provides its clients tailored and strategic advice on matters related to M&A, debt, capital markets, private funds, restructuring, post-merger integration, due diligence and asset management. GCA serves all key sectors and has particular authority in the technology, eCommerce, consumer and industrials spaces and advises a wide client base including leading corporates and financial institutions.

With its truly global footprint of 14 offices in the key M&A markets across the US, Europe, Japan and the rest of Asia, GCA combines a global perspective with strong local networks and knowledge. This integrated international coverage further increases the Company’s strong cross-border capabilities.

Aki Watanabe, Representative Director of GCA, said: “Providing the highest quality advice in the best interests of our clients is of paramount importance to us. We believe that as a result of the merger, we are now in a much stronger position to offer our clients the advice and service that will help them achieve their goals. It is an exciting time for the business and we’re looking forward to working alongside the new team in Europe as the business enters the next stage of its development.”

Phil Adams, Chief Executive at GCA Altium, added: “From the beginning of this process, it became clear that Altium and GCA Savvian were complementary in many ways, and this merger was a logical step. Our footprint is now truly global with offices in key M&A markets. This strengthens the group’s international coverage and cross-border capabilities, while our deep local roots mean that we have an exceptional understanding of the markets we cover.”


About GCA
GCA is a premier global investment bank serving a wide client base through a range of advisory services including mergers and acquisitions, debt, capital markets, private funds, restructuring, post-merger integration, asset management and due diligence. GCA aims to be the trusted global advisor for unbiased, incisive corporate finance advice. We believe in building long-term relationships based on trust and always act in our clients’ best interests.

GCA, which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 2174), delivers deep expertise in all major industries and has particular authority in Technology & Telecom, Media, Digital Media & Communications, Consumer & Retail, Industrials and Industrial Technology, Healthcare, Financial Institutions and Business Services. GCA has teams of highly experienced bankers in Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, New York, Osaka, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and Zurich.

For further information about GCA, please visit www.gcaglobal.com.

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