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July 23, 2018 | Publications, Corporate News

GCA Altium MidCapMonitor released for Q2 2018

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest GCA Altium MidCapMonitor. The MidCapMonitor provides an overview of Senior Debt (incl. 2nd Lien) Financings in the German and UK markets and Alpine and Benelux regions. Moreover it features European Unitranche and Subordinated Debt Financings.
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May 23, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Team17 on its IPO

GCA Altium acted as financial advisor and ongoing NOMAD on the IPO of Team17 Group Plc, a leading UK-based video games label for independent developers. The company was backed by a minority investment from LDC in 2016.
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May 23, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Boards & More on the recapitalization of its existing capital structure

GCA Altium has advised Boards & More Holding GmbH on its recapitalization. The new financing comprises a Unitranche loan in combination with a Super Senior Facility. The financing structure has been tailored to provide the flexibility required for new strategic initiatives aimed to further strengthen Boards & More’s world-leading position in its markets.
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May 10, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises the shareholders of MediFox on the sale to Hg

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to funds managed by ECM Equity Capital Management and the management shareholders of MediFox, a leading provider of software solutions to outpatient and inpatient care providers and therapy practices in Germany, on the sale to Hg, a sector expert investor, committed to helping build ambitious businesses across the technology, services and industrial technology space. This transaction underpins GCA Altium's strong expertise in the software and healthcare sectors.
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April 27, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises parfumdreams on its sale of a majority stake to Douglas

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Parfümerie Akzente GmbH (parfumdreams), a leading German cosmetics and personal care multi-channel retailer, on the sale of a majority stake to Douglas, Europe’s market leader in multi-channel cosmetics and personal care retail and portfolio company of CVC Capital Partners.
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April 24, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises TMC on its sale of a majority stake to IMA

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of TMC, a leading international manufacturer of packaging machines for tissue and personal care products, on the sale of 82.50% of TMC to IMA Group, a global leader in the production of systems and machines for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food packaging, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange.
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April 19, 2018 | Corporate News

GCA Altium MidCapMonitor released for Q1 2018

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest GCA Altium MidCapMonitor. The MidCapMonitor provides an overview of Senior Debt (incl. 2nd Lien) Financings in the German and UK markets and Alpine and Benelux regions. Moreover it features European Unitranche and Subordinated Debt Financings.
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April 9, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises high growth SaaS platform ResDiary on its sale to AccorHotels

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to ResDiary, a provider of online restaurant reservation software, on its sale to French-listed global hospitality group AccorHotels.
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April 5, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises HQ Equita on the sale of MEN Holding GmbH to Deutsche Beteiligungs AG for a merger with its portfolio company duagon Holding AG

HQ Equita has agreed to sell MEN Gruppe, a leading provider of mission critical computers and electronic components for demanding operational environments, to DBAG Fund VII which is advised by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, for a merger with its portfolio company duagon Holding AG. GCA Altium acted as sole financial advisor to HQ Equita.
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April 4, 2018 | Deals

GCA advises FieldEdge on its sale to Advent International

GCA acted as exclusive financial advisor to FieldEdge, a leading provider of field services management software, on its sale to Advent International, a global private equity firm. The transaction, which closed in March, extends our deep software sector expertise.
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March 29, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Croda on its takeover of Plant Impact plc

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to FTSE 100 chemicals firm Croda on the acquisition by its subsidiary Croda Europe of research and development company Plant Impact plc by way of a recommended cash offer. The transaction was announced initially in February, and has now become effective by means of a scheme of arrangement between Plant Impact and the shareholders.
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March 23, 2018 | Deals

GCA advises TEPCO Fuel & Power on its integration with Chubu Electric Power to form a US$20 billion energy company

GCA advised TEPCO Fuel & Power, Inc, the thermal power generation unit of Japan's largest electric power company group TEPCO (ultimate parent Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Co., Ltd., TYO:9501), on its agreement with Chubu Electric Power Co., Ltd. (TYO:9502) to integrate the thermal power generation and gas distribution businesses under JERA Co., Inc., the joint venture of the two companies.
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March 19, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Equistone on financing the acquisition of BOAL Group

GCA Altium acted as debt advisor to Equistone on the acquisition of greenhouse manufacturer BOAL Group. Equistone will acquire a majority stake with the founding family remaining invested in the company. The involved parties have agreed not to disclose the financial terms. The transaction is subject to competition approval.
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March 16, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Nordic Capital on the acquisition of Ober Scharrer Group from Palamon Capital Partners

Nordic Capital Fund IX ("Nordic Capital") announced the signing of the acquisition of Ober Scharrer Group ("OSG"), a leading ophthalmology outpatient chain in Germany, from Palamon Capital Partners. GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Nordic Capital.
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March 13, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises NorthEdge on its investment in Cloud Technology Solutions

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to NorthEdge Capital on its investment in cloud transformation and infrastructure specialist Cloud Technology Solutions ("CTS"). The deal represents GCA's 44th transaction in the Technology sector since the start of 2017, firmly positioning the business as one of the leading tech-focused investment banks.
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March 7, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Waterland on its acquisition of Swyx Solutions

GCA Altium acted as debt advisor to Waterland on the acquisition of Swyx Solutions, a leading provider and developer of unified communications software solutions.
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March 2, 2018 | Deals

GCA advises Mitsubishi Chemical on the acquisition of Dutch Filaments

GCA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Mitsubishi Chemical on its acquisition of Dutch Filaments, a leading manufacturer of 3D printing filaments in Europe. The deal reflects GCA's strong cross-border capabilities and deep expertise in the printing industry.
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March 1, 2018 | Leadership News

Moritz von Bodman joins GCA Altium as Managing Director

GCA Altium is pleased to announce that it has appointed Moritz von Bodman as Managing Director. He will be based in the firm’s Munich office as of March 1st. Moritz has over 15 years’ M&A experience with a specific focus on Industrial Technology and the Retail & Consumer sectors.
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February 27, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises NorthEdge on its investment in Platinum Stairlifts

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to private equity firm NorthEdge Capital on its investment in Platinum Stairlifts, a manufacturer of stairlift products.
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February 23, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Cathay Capital on financing the acquisition of E. Winkemann

GCA Altium acted as debt advisor to Cathay Capital on the acquisition of automotive supplier E. Winkemann. Cathay Capital will acquire a majority stake, with Equistone and E. Winkemann’s management remaining invested in the company. The involved parties have agreed not to disclose the financial terms, and the transaction is subject to competition approval.
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February 21, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises the shareholders of FinTech business Finanzen Group on the sale to Eli Global

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Finanzen Group, the leading European online marketplace for high value customer leads in the finance and insurance sector (e.g. health and life insurance), on the sale to Eli Global. This transaction underpins GCA Altium's strong expertise and significant transaction experience in the FinTech and InsurTech sectors.
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February 6, 2018 | Deals

GCA advises Asahi Fire & Marine Insurance on its sale to Rakuten

GCA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Japanese insurance company Asahi Fire & Marine Insurance on its agreement to be acquired by global e-commerce company Rakuten for approximately $415 million.
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January 24, 2018 | Corporate News

GCA Altium MidCapMonitor released for Q4 2017

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest GCA Altium MidCapMonitor. The MidCapMonitor provides a market overview of Senior Debt LBO-financings in the German and UK markets as well as in the Alpine and Benelux regions. Moreover it displays Unitranche and Subordinated Debt transactions in the European Mid-Cap LBO market.
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January 22, 2018 | Corporate News

GCA Altium Debt Advisory — another record year in 2017 with 32 debt financings

GCA Altium’s Debt Advisory group has had another record year in 2017, having advised both corporates and private equity clients on 32 debt financings. This makes GCA Altium one of the most active pan-European debt advisors. To see the full ...
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January 17, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises H.I.G. on the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in Beinbauer Group

GCA Altium acted as debt advisor to H.I.G. Capital on the acquisition by one of its affiliates of a majority interest in Beinbauer Group, a leading provider of complex machined metal parts (iron, steel, aluminium) for the European on- and off-highway commercial vehicle industry (OEMs and other tier-1 suppliers).
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January 11, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Waterland on the sale of A-ROSA to Duke Street

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Waterland Private Equity on the sale of their portfolio company A-ROSA, the market leader for premium cruises on European rivers, to Duke Street. The British company based in London along with A-ROSA’s management are acquiring all the shares in A-ROSA.
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January 10, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Gimv and the managing shareholders of Mackevision on the sale to Accenture

Mackevision, a leading producer of computer-generated imagery (CGI) and immersive content, was acquired by Accenture, the leading global professional services company, from Gimv and the managing shareholders. GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Gimv and the managing shareholders of Mackevision.
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January 9, 2018 | Deals

GCA Altium advises the shareholders of RGI on its sale to Corsair Capital

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Ardian, the founding partner Paolo Benini and management shareholders on the sale of a 100% stake in RGI, a leading European vendor of insurance software products and technology services, to Corsair Capital. This transaction reflects GCA Altium’s strong expertise in the European FinTech space.
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January 8, 2018 | Deals

GCA advises Blink on its sale to Amazon.com

GCA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Blink, a provider of wireless home security cameras and monitoring systems, on its sale to Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN).
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December 19, 2017 | Leadership News

Rupert Sadler joins GCA as Managing Director

GCA is pleased to announce that GCA has appointed Rupert Sadler as Managing Director in its New York office. Rupert has 20 years’ M&A experience in the automotive technology and travel technology sector.
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December 8, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Equistone on the acquisition financing of Bien-Zenker and Hanse Haus

GCA Altium acted as debt advisor to Equistone Partners on the acquisition of market-leading prefabricated home manufacturers Bien-Zenker and Hanse Haus. The seller is the Munich-based industrial holding ADCURAM Group AG. The involved parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price, and the transaction is subject to competition and regulatory approval.
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December 7, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises AWK on its partnership with Deutsche Private Equity

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of AWK Group, Switzerland’s leading independent IT consulting firm, on its partnership with Deutsche Private Equity (DPE). This deal marks GCA Altium’s 14th transaction in the Business Services space to date in 2017.
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November 30, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advised Radius and Inflexion on their partnership capital investment in Radius

GCA Altium advised Radius Payment Solutions and funds managed by Inflexion on their partnership capital investment in Radius.
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November 21, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Livingbridge on its investment in Giacom

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Livingbridge on its investment in specialist cloud services marketplace provider Giacom, a portfolio company of LDC.
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November 14, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises the shareholders of Telemedicine Clinic on the sale to Unilabs

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Telemedicine Clinic ("TMC"), a leading European provider of teleradiology and telepathology services, on the sale to Unilabs. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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November 2, 2017 | Corporate News

Visit us at the 13th Structured FINANCE Conference in Stuttgart on 8th – 9th November

GCA Altium will be participating in the 13th Structured FINANCE conference, which takes place at the ICS International Congress Centre in Stuttgart from 8th – 9th November 2017.
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October 27, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Footasylum on its IPO

GCA Altium acted as financial advisor and NOMAD on the IPO of Footasylum plc, the fast growing UK-based fashion retailer focusing on the branded footwear and apparel markets. The IPO valued the business at £171 million raising £65 million for the company and existing shareholders, with the first day of dealings taking place on 2nd November 2017. The IPO will provide the business with the funding and platform to continue its expansion and investment in its new store openings and online retail activities.
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October 25, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Allgeier on its long-term refinancing

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Allgeier SE, one of the leading IT companies for Business Performance, on a long-term refinancing providing flexibility for further growth.
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October 24, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises TeamSport on its sale to Duke Street

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to TeamSport, the UK's largest indoor go-karting operator, on its sale to Duke Street Capital.
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October 23, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises the shareholders of Bike24 on the sale to WiggleCRC

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to The Riverside Company and the founder management on the sale of Bike24, a German online retailer of cycling and tri-sports equipment, accessories and apparel. Pending regulatory approval, the transaction is anticipated to close in the coming months. Riverside is not disclosing terms.
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October 20, 2017 | Corporate News

GCA Altium MidCapMonitor released for Q3 2017

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest GCA Altium MidCapMonitor. The MidCapMonitor provides a market overview of Senior Debt LBO-financings in the German and UK markets as well as in the Alpine and Benelux regions. Moreover it displays Unitranche and Subordinated Debt transactions in the European Mid-Cap LBO market.
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October 18, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Mobysoft on the minority investment from Livingbridge

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Mobysoft, a provider of predictive analytics software to the UK social housing market, on its minority investment from private equity house Livingbridge. The deal represents GCA's 24th transaction in the software and tech-enabled services sectors since the start of 2017, firmly positioning the business as one of the world’s largest tech-focused investment banks.
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September 25, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises NORD Holding on the sale of WEMAS to Gimv

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to NORD Holding Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH on the sale of all shares in WEMAS, a leading German provider of passive mobile road safety equipment, to European investment company Gimv.
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September 15, 2017 | Deals

GCA advises LeddarTech on its $101 million Series C Financing

GCA advised LeddarTech Inc., a leader in solid-state LiDAR for autonomous driving, on its $101 million Series C financing round led by Osram and including Delphi, Magneti Marelli and IDT as strategic investors, as well as Fonds de Solidarité FTQ. GCA acted as sole placement agent for this transaction, our 16th automotive and auto-tech related transaction in the last two years.
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September 13, 2017 | Deals

GCA advises Kyocera on its acquisition of Senco

GCA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Kyocera, a global manufacturer of electronic equipment and components, on their acquisition of Senco, a manufacturer of fasteners and power fastening tools. We have advised on 28 cross-border and 22 Industrials sector transactions since the beginning of 2017.
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September 12, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Silverfleet Capital on its acquisition of Pumpenfabrik Wangen

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Silverfleet Capital, the Pan-European private equity firm that specialises in buy-to-build, on its acquisition of a 100% stake in Pumpenfabrik Wangen GmbH ("Wangen"), a leading designer and manufacturer of high quality progressing cavity and twin-screw pumps, from the company’s individual private shareholders. GCA Altium provided Silverfleet with both M&A and debt advice on the transaction.
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September 4, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Equistone Partners on the financing of the acquisition of DefShop Group

GCA Altium acted as debt advisor to Equistone Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in DefShop, a leading German multichannel retailer for streetwear and hip-hop clothing. The founder of the business, Alexander Büchler, and his family will together retain a minority shareholding. DefShop’s management team will also acquire a minority stake in the business.
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August 7, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Micro-Macinazione on its sale to Lonza

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Cross, the majority shareholders of Micro-Macinazione, on the sale to Lonza, the Swiss listed CDMO.
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August 4, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Sofology on its sale to DFS Furniture plc

Global investment bank GCA Altium has advised the shareholders of Sofology Limited on its sale to DFS Furniture plc, subject to regulatory approvals. Sofology will represent GCA Altium’s 11th Consumer & Retail deal in 2017.
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August 3, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Argos Soditic on the sale of Sapore di Mare to Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners

GCA Altium advised Argos Soditic on the sale of D.I.MAR. S.r.l., a frozen fish and seafood retail chain active under the trademark “Sapore di Mare”, to Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners. D.I.MAR.’s CEO Paolo Gattafoni and the Mucci family will retain a minority stake in the Company. This transaction marks GCA Altium's 12th transaction in the Consumer & Retail sector in the last 12 months.
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July 31, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Prym Group on its refinancing

GCA Altium advised Prym Group on the refinancing and improvement of terms of existing syndicated loan facilities.
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July 27, 2017 | Deals

GCA advises Konica Minolta on its acquisition of Ambry Genetics

GCA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Konica Minolta, Inc. (TSE:4902), on its acquisition of Ambry Genetics Corporation. This transaction marks GCA’s 26th cross-border deal of 2017.
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July 24, 2017 | Deals

GCA advises Bitly Inc. on its $63 million growth investment from Spectrum Equity

GCA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Bitly Inc., the world’s first link management platform, on its $63 million investment from Spectrum Equity, a leading growth equity firm. This marks GCA’s 33rd transaction in the Technology and Media, Digital Media & Communications sectors since the start of 2017.
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July 14, 2017 | Corporate News

GCA Altium European MidCapMonitor released for Q2 2017

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest GCA Altium European MidCapMonitor, covering Leveraged Mid-Cap transactions in Germany, UK, Switzerland & Austria and the Benelux region during Q2 2017, as well as European Unitranche and Subordinated Debt Financings (i.e. Mezzanine, PIK Notes).
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July 12, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises the shareholders of ABIT Europe on the sale to Marlin Equity Partners

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of ABIT Europe GmbH, the leading European claims and credit management software vendor, on the sale to Marlin Equity Partners. This transaction exemplifies GCA Altium's deep domain expertise and significant transaction experience in the enterprise FinTech software sector.
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July 7, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises ALPLA on its acquisition of Boxmore

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the Austrian packaging specialist ALPLA on its acquisition of 100% of Boxmore Packaging, an African market leader specialising in PET pre-forms, PET bottles and closures.
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July 5, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises CapVest on its acquisition of NextPharma

GCA Altium acted as debt advisor to CapVest Partners LLP, a leading mid-market private equity firm, on the acquisition of NextPharma Group, a pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organisation.
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June 30, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Eurosicma on its sale of a majority stake to IMA

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Eurosicma, a leading independent manufacturer of automatic machines for horizontal flowpack and fold packaging, on the sale of 60% of its shares to IMA Group, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange and a world leader in the production of systems for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food.
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June 30, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises VTC Industriebeteiligungen on the financing of the acquisition of JK-Group

GCA Altium acted as debt advisor to VTC Industriebeteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of JK-Holding GmbH from the founding family Walter Kratz. Over the last 30 years the family has led and developed the company to become the global leader in the sunbed industry.
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June 29, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium and Trigon advise Grupa Pracuj on the sale of a minority stake to TCV

GCA Altium and Trigon advised the Pracuj Group (Grupa Pracuj), a leading provider of Human Resources solutions that help companies recruit, retain, and develop employees in Central Europe, on the sale of a minority stake to TCV.
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June 28, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises MOVU on its sale to Baloise

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to MOVU, Switzerland’s biggest digital platform for home-moving services, on its sale to Baloise Switzerland, a provider of prevention, pension, assistance and insurance solutions.
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June 28, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Odewald KMU on the sale of univativ to funds advised by Triton

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of univativ, a leading provider of IT and digital operations support services by young talents, on its sale to funds advised by Triton. Triton has acquired a majority stake in univativ while the three founders remain co-invested.
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June 27, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises REIFF Tyres on its sale to Bain Capital / Fintyre

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to REIFF Tyre and Automotive Technology, the leading independent multi-channel tyre distributor in Germany, on its sale to Bain Capital and Fintyre, the leading distributor of replacement tyres in Italy.
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June 22, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Jochen Schweizer GmbH on the sale to ProSiebenSat.1 Group

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Jochen Schweizer on the sale of a majority stake in his experience gifts business to ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, one of the most successful independent media companies in Europe.
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June 15, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Peakwork on its investment by Brockhaus Private Equity

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the majority shareholders of Peakwork AG, a highly innovative software specialist for the travel industry, on the investment by Brockhaus Private Equity.
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June 12, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises The Corner Berlin on its sale to Lampe Privatinvest

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of The Corner GmbH in Berlin, a leading European luxury multi-brand concept store, on its sale to Lampe Privatinvest, a subsidiary of Bankhaus Lampe, part of the German Oetker Group.
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May 29, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Deutsche Fachpflege Gruppe on its refinancing

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Deutsche Fachpflege Gruppe, one of the leading non-clinical intensive care providers in the German market, which is majority owned by Chequers Capital.
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May 19, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Brand Addition on secondary buyout by management and Elysian Capital

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Brand Addition, a leading global service provider in the design, sourcing and distribution of promotional merchandise, on the sale by H.I.G. Capital to existing management and funds managed by private equity company Elysian Capital.
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May 17, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Construction Materials Online on the MBO backed by Key Capital Partners

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Construction Materials Online, a rapidly growing online retailer of building materials, on the MBO backed by Key Capital Partners.
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May 15, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises ControlExpert on its strategic partnership with General Atlantic

ControlExpert, a disruptive technology service provider to the car insurance industry and Europe’s largest InsurTech company, announced a strategic partnership with General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. General Atlantic joins the founder and management teams as a new shareholder in the company. GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of ControlExpert.
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May 9, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Parallels on its sale of Plesk to Oakley Capital

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the Parallels Group on the sale of the assets and operations of Plesk to Oakley Capital Investments Limited’s (AIM:OCL) fund Oakley Capital Private Equity III at an enterprise value of USD 105m. Fund III has invested USD 27.4m for a 51% controlling stake in the business.
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May 5, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises PPS. Imaging on its sale to NORD Holding

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of PPS. Imaging, a specialist service provider in large-format digital printing, on its sale to NORD Holding. NORD Holding has acquired a majority stake in PPS while the managers Michael Krieger and Roland Niggemeyer co-invested.
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April 28, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Breitling on its sale of a majority stake to CVC

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Breitling SA, a leading independent, family-owned manufacturer of Swiss luxury watches and an internationally renowned premium brand, on its sale of an 80% stake to CVC Capital Partners' CVC Fund VI. As part of the transaction, Breitling’s majority owner, Théodore Schneider, will re-invest for a 20% shareholding in Breitling.
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April 28, 2017 | Corporate News

GCA Altium Zurich expands to a new location

The GCA Altium Zurich team moved to new premises on 28th April 2017.
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April 25, 2017 | Corporate News

GCA Altium European MidCapMonitor released for Q1 2017

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest GCA Altium European MidCapMonitor, covering Leveraged Mid-Cap transactions in Germany, UK, Switzerland & Austria and the Benelux region during Q1 2017, as well as European Unitranche and Subordinated Debt Financings (i.e. Mezzanine, PIK Notes).
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April 5, 2017 | Deals

GCA Altium advises Migros on the sale of Probikeshop to Internetstores

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund, the largest Swiss retail chain with over EUR 25 billion revenue in 2016, on the sale of a majority stake in Probikeshop to Internetstores Holding GmbH, a subsidiary of SIGNA Sports Group.
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March 24, 2017 | Deals

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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March 17, 2017 | Deals

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 16, 2017 | Corporate News

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 15, 2017 | Deals

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 13, 2017 | Deals

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 6, 2017 | Deals

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 3, 2017 | Deals

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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February 24, 2017 | Deals

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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February 21, 2017 | Deals

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 8, 2017 | Deals

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 6, 2017 | Corporate News

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 3, 2017 | Deals

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 1, 2017 | Deals

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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January 13, 2017 | Deals

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 | Corporate News

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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January 13, 2017 | Deals

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 | Corporate News

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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January 12, 2017 | Deals

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 10, 2017 | Deals

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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December 21, 2016 | Deals

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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December 14, 2016 | Deals

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 7, 2016 | Deals

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 6, 2016 | Deals

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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November 21, 2016 | Deals

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 | Corporate News

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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November 14, 2016 | Corporate News

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 10, 2016 | Deals

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 8, 2016 | Deals

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 4, 2016 | Deals

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 2, 2016 | Deals

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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October 25, 2016 | Deals

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 | Deals

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 | Corporate News

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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September 19, 2016 | Deals

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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September 13, 2016 | Deals

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 12, 2016 | Deals

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 5, 2016 | Deals

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 2, 2016 | Deals

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 1, 2016 | Deals

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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August 31, 2016 | Deals

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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August 15, 2016 | Deals

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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August 9, 2016 | Deals

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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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.
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July 11, 2016 | Corporate News

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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March 30, 2016 | Leadership News

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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December 18, 2015 | Corporate News

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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