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August 15, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises management shareholders on the sale of CRUISE.co.uk to Bridgepoint Development Capital

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the management shareholders of CRUISE.co.uk, the UK's leading cruise agent, on its sale to Bridgepoint Development Capital.
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March 30, 2016 | Press Release

GCA names Richard C. Kramlich to Board

GCA names Richard C. Kramlich, the renowned US venture capitalist, as an outside director of the Company, at the company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders March 30th. Mr. Kramlich will be the second outside director of GCA and the first from the United States.
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July 11, 2016 | Press Release

GCA San Francisco has a new location

We are enthused to announce that we are moving our San Francisco office as of Monday, July 11th. Our new location is in the Maritime Plaza Building. However, our phone number remains the same at (415) 318-3600.
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July 31, 2016 | Press Release

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.
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August 9, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises on the sale of a majority stake in AutoForm to Astorg

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholder of AutoForm, the leading provider of software solutions for die design and sheet metal forming simulation, on the sale of a majority stake to French private equity firm Astorg Partners. This marks GCA Altium 's tenth transaction in the Technology & Telecom sector in 2016.
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December 18, 2015 | Press Release

GCA Altium advised Paarl Equity on the owners buy-out of d.velop

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial adviser to Paarl Equity on the sale of d.velop, a leading independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (“ECM”) software solutions in Germany and Europe.
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August 31, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Archimede on its sale to Lomb Art

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholder of Archimede, a leading Italian player in the design and production of exhibition and advertising solutions, on the sale of its majority stake to Lomb Art, a portfolio company of AFINUM Management.
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September 1, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Arrow Business Communications on its investment from Growth Capital Partners

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Arrow Business Communications, a leading UK telecommunications provider and one of only a handful of service providers holding multiple Tier-1 MNO relationships. The investment from GCP will help secure future M&A activity and fast track growth.
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September 2, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Quadriga Capital on its acquisition of GBA Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik from Adiuva Capital

GCA Altium acted as financial advisor (M&A and debt) to Quadriga Capital on its acquisition of GBA Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik, one of the leading laboratory service providers in Germany, from Adiuva Capital.
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September 5, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Onlineprinters on its sale to Bregal Unternehmerkapital

GCA Altium acted as financial adviser to TA Associates and the founder of Onlineprinters, one of Europe’s largest online printing companies, on its sale to Bregal Unternehmerkapital. This is GCA Altium’s fifth major transaction in the European online printing market over the past three years. For GCA Altium’s Digital Media and Technology practices, it has already been the 14th transaction in 2016.
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September 12, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises The Carlyle Group on its investment in CAD/CAM software provider exocad

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial adviser to The Carlyle Group on its investment in exocad, a provider of CAD/CAM software for the dental industry, in particular for dental laboratories and dentists. This marks GCA Altium's 18th transaction in the Technology sector in the last twelve months underscoring our leading position in Europe in this M&A area.
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September 13, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises VTC Group on the financing of the acquisition of Bilfinger Mars Offshore

GCA Altium acted as debt adviser to VTC Group on the acquisition of a majority stake in Bilfinger Mars Offshore sp. z o.o., Poland.
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September 19, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises HgCapital on the sale of Personal & Informatik AG to Permira

GCA Altium acted as financial adviser to HgCapital on the sale of Personal & Informatik AG (“P&I”), Germany's largest vendor of payroll and strategic HR software, to Permira, a global investment firm.
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October 25, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Mitrefinch on major investment from LDC

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial adviser to Mitrefinch, one of the UK’s leading developers of human capital management (HCM) software, on its major investment from private equity house LDC.
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October 24, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Onlineprinters on its sale to Bregal Unternehmerkapital

GCA Altium acted as financial adviser to TA Associates and the founder of Onlineprinters, one of Europe’s largest online printing companies, on its sale to Bregal Unternehmerkapital. This is GCA Altium’s 7th major transaction in the European online printing market over the past 3 years. For GCA Altium’s Online and Technology practice, it has already been the 35th transaction in 2016.
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October 20, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium MidCapMonitor released for Q3 2016

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest GCA Altium MidCapMonitor, covering Leveraged Mid-Cap transactions in Germany, Switzerland & Austria and the Benelux region during Q3 2016, as well as European Unitranche and Subordinated Debt Financings (i.e. Mezzanine, PIK Notes).
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November 14, 2016 | Press Release

Visit GCA Altium at the 12th Structured FINANCE Conference in Stuttgart on 23rd - 24th November

GCA Altium will be participating in the 12th Structured FINANCE conference, which takes place at the International Congress Centre in Stuttgart from 23rd to 24th November.
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November 2, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Chequers Capital on the capital increase in Deutsche Fachpflege Gruppe through Luxempart S.A.

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial adviser to Chequers Capital on the capital increase in Deutsche Fachpflege Gruppe, the leading provider of ambulant intensive care services in Germany, through Luxempart S.A.
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November 4, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Bregal Unternehmerkapital on its investment in Kunststoff Schwanden

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial adviser to Bregal Unternehmerkapital GmbH on its acquisition of a major stake in Kunststoff Schwanden AG, the successful manufacturer of complex plastic parts and components.
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November 8, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Raith on its sale to capiton and management

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial adviser to the shareholders of Raith, the global market leader for nanofabrication equipment, on its sale to capiton and management.
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November 10, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises peakwork on its Series A investment by TUI Ventures

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial adviser to the shareholders of peakwork AG, a highly innovative software specialist for the travel industry, on the Series A investment from TUI Ventures, the investment arm of TUI AG (TUAG00).
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November 21, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises EMERAM Capital Partners on its acquisition of Drahtzug Stein

GCA Altium acted as debt adviser to EMERAM Capital Partners on the acquisition of Drahtzug Stein-Group, a leading producer of high-quality wire products in the areas of home appliances, bath & furniture, agriculture, automotive and medical technology. In the household appliances segment, Drahtzug Stein is the undisputed market leader for high-quality dishwasher baskets in Europe and the US. Drahtzug Stein manufactures wire products at seven locations in five countries.
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November 21, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium co-hosts roundtable on Private Debt

GCA Altium, together with Fried Frank, co-hosted a roundtable on the alternative lending market and private equity in the German mid market earlier this month in Frankfurt.
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December 6, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Ardian on its acquisition of a majority stake in SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions

GCA Altium acted as debt adviser to Ardian on the acquisition of a majority stake in SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH & Co. KG, a leading specialist in laser systems that treats refractive errors and corneal diseases. The Schwind family, which founded the company in 1958, will retain a significant interest with CEO Rolf Schwind, CFO Erich Grünewald and COO Kurt Geiss all remaining in their current positions.
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December 7, 2016 | Press Release

GCA advises Daidoh on its majority stake acquisition of Pontetorto

GCA has acted as exclusive financial adviser to Daidoh Limited, a Japanese group listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange which produces textiles and men’s and women’s garments sold in Japan, China and Western countries, on its majority stake acquisition of Pontetorto S.p.A. Pontetorto, based in Prato, Italy, has for half a century been producing high quality fabrics for clothing (in particular with its Fashion Division, that manufactures wools and fibers mainly for ladieswear, and with its Sportsystem Line for fleece fabrics for active wear and outdoor).
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December 14, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises boohoo.com on the acquisition of PrettyLittleThing

GCA Altium has advised boohoo.com plc, one of the UK’s largest pure-play online, own brand fashion retailers, on the acquisition of PrettyLittleThing. Headquartered in Manchester, PrettyLittleThing is a fast growing online fashion brand which increased revenue by over 400% to £17.0 million in the last financial year. Under the terms of the transaction boohoo will acquire 66% of the issued share capital of PrettyLittleThing, with the remaining 34% used to incentivise CEO Umar Kamani and PrettyLittleThing’s senior management who have overseen exceptional revenue growth.
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December 21, 2016 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Piper and founders on the sale of Loungers

GCA Altium has advised Piper LLP and the company founders on the sale of Loungers, the UK café-bar and restaurant group, to Lion Capital in a deal worth £137 million. This marks GCA Altium’s 35th transaction in the consumer and retail space since 2014, adding to deals such as Prezzo and New Look.
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January 10, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Edenhouse on a minority investment by ECI Partners

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial adviser to Edenhouse, the UK’s largest independent SAP specialist, on securing a minority investment by ECI Partners.
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January 12, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises the shareholders of think project! on the sale to TA Associates

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial adviser to the shareholders of think project! GmbH, a leading provider of cross-enterprise collaboration and workflow software for the construction and engineering industries, on the sale of the company to TA Associates. This transaction exemplifies GCA Altium's deep domain expertise and significant transaction experience in the software sector.
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January 13, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises LDC on its minority investment in ChargePoint Technology Holdings

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial adviser to private equity firm LDC on its multi-million-pound minority investment in ChargePoint Technology Holdings Limited, the high growth manufacturer and innovator of specialist high containment and sterile transfer valves.
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January 13, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium MidCapMonitor released for Q4 2016

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest GCA Altium MidCapMonitor, covering Leveraged Mid-Cap transactions in Germany, Switzerland & Austria and the Benelux region as well as European Unitranche and Subordinated Debt Financings (i.e. Mezzanine, PIK Notes) during Q4 and the full year of 2016.
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February 1, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Clyde Bergemann Power Group on its refinancing

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Clyde Bergemann Power Group on the refinancing of its debt capital structure.
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February 3, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Paragon Partners on the sale of "Wer liefert was" to Capvis Equity Partners

Wer liefert was”, Europe’s leading B2B marketplace, has been acquired by the Swiss private equity firm Capvis, who have considerable experience and success in promoting the growth of leading medium-sized companies. Following the acquisition, the company intends to further expand the product portfolio and to accelerate the internationalization of the B2B marketplace.
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February 6, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium Debt Advisory — record year in 2016 with 28 closed transactions

GCA Altium's Debt Advisory group has had a record year in 2016, having advised both corporates and private equity clients on 28 successfully closed transactions. This makes GCA Altium one of the most active pan-European debt advisors.
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February 8, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises on the refinancing of WITTE Automotive

GCA Altium acted as exclusive debt advisor to WITTE Automotive, a globally operating automotive supplier, on the refinancing of its debt structure.
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February 21, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises management on the sale of Travelopia by TUI

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the management team of Travelopia, one of the world's leading specialist travel groups, on its £325 million sale to the global investment firm KKR.
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February 24, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Alcedo and management on the sale of MCS to Dantherm

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Italian Private Equity firm Alcedo SGR and management on the sale of Master Climate Solutions (MCS), a world-leading manufacturer of machinery for air processing, to Dantherm HVAC.
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March 3, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises KICKZ on the sale to Zalando

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to KICKZ AG, a leading European multi-channel retailer for basketball shoes and related lifestyle apparel, on the sale to Zalando SE.
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March 6, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Wex Photographic on its sale to AURELIUS

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Wex Photographic on its sale to AURELIUS. Following the deal, Wex will be merged with Calumet to create Europe’s leading omni-channel retailer serving the enthusiast and professional photographer.
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March 13, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises gestigon on its sale to Valeo

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of gestigon GmbH, a world-leading AR/VR software vendor for cabin 3D image processing, on its sale to Valeo S.A.
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March 17, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Solopress on its sale to Onlineprinters

GCA Altium acted as financial advisor to the shareholders of Solopress, one of the UK's largest independent online printers, on its sale to Onlineprinters, a portfolio company of Bregal Unternehmerkapital. This marks GCA Altium’s 8th major transaction in the European online printing space since 2013. For GCA Altium’s Online and Technology practices it has already been the 57th transaction within the last two years.
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March 15, 2017 | Press Release

GCA Altium advises Cawood Scientific on its secondary buy-out with Inflexion

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Cawood Scientific, the UK’s largest provider of independent agri-testing data and services for the land-based industries, on its secondary buy-out with Inflexion to support its next phase of growth.
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March 16, 2017 | Press Release

GCA opens second Indian office in New Delhi

GCA has opened a new office in New Delhi, India, to accommodate further expansion of its business. The office is GCA’s 15th office worldwide and the second office in India after Mumbai. It will operate as GCA India Investment Advisers Private Limited.
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March 24, 2017 | Press Release

GCA advises DeviantArt on its sale to Wix.com

GCA’s client DeviantArt, one of the world's largest online communities dedicated to artists, art enthusiasts and designers, has been acquired by Wix.com, a leading cloud-based web development platform.
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