GCA Altium has completed the acquisition of Stella EOC
With this, GCA is expanding its coverage into further key strategic markets including Benelux and the Nordics, strengthening its already leading technology practice and adding expertise in the media and global entertainment space. Furthermore, Kristoffer Källeskog, a founding partner of Stella EOC, has been appointed to GCA Altium’s Executive Management Committee.
GCA now employs more than 500 employees, 400 of whom are bankers, and operates across 25 locations in 14 countries. In 2019 the two companies generated around USD 240m revenues and advised on a combined completed 190 deals.
GCA focuses on high growth sectors, particularly in the technology, media and tech-related areas. The firm will leverage the extended global coverage and increased cross-border capabilities to continue to provide its clients, ranging from the world’s largest conglomerates and corporates to the top financial sponsors and growth companies, with a broad offering of investment banking advisory services including M&A, debt and equity capital markets.
“We are delighted to have finalised this acquisition of Stella EOC. GCA and Stella are a great fit in that we can expand our coverage even further into the Nordics and Benelux, where we have to date not had a presence and where we see exciting opportunities for our clients across the globe. During these extraordinary circumstances, it is crucial to stand together, and we are looking forward to welcoming our new Nordics team,” said Phil Adams, GCA Board Member and CEO of GCA Altium.
Managing Directors Fredrik Malmberg and Kristoffer Källeskog added: “This combination with GCA marks a new chapter for Stella EOC and our clients. Diversification in geographies and across sectors will be key in the months and year to come as businesses recover from the economic shocks of coronavirus, and GCA’s well-established US, Asian, UK and continental European practices, extensive track record across our sectors and large team will enable us to deliver for all our clients.”
Since initially announcing the acquisition in February, the firms have continued to see consistent deal flow, including: