Next year is shaping up to be a very strong year for M&A activity in the Knowledge Economy. In order to assist your preparation for 2021, take a look at our M&A Preview, in which we discuss the following eight key trends:
- The adoption of digital is accelerating
- Emerging technologies are being commercialised rapidly
- There is a convergence across the sector and delivery models are blending
- Private equity participation in the knowledge economy is increasing
- Next-generation technology platforms are emerging
- Vertical software solutions are playing an increasing role
- Buyers are returning to nearshore locations for access to new skills
- Shareholders are aligning expectations and addressing structural risks
After a record year for Equiteq, the only global investment bank exclusively on the Knowledge Economy, we are pleased to announce the promotions of 11 team members within the US and European teams.
Alex Floess in New York has been promoted to Director. Alex joined Equiteq from Mizuho in March of last year and has played a crucial part in delivering a record year at Equiteq and will continue to both lead M&A engagements and help build the M&A practice and team in North America.
Ravi Dosanjh has been promoted to Vice President. Joined Equiteq in 2015 as an intern, he has consistently provided quality support and guidance to our clients throughout his career and has actively contributed to the development of the team and building a strong culture that is vital to our success.
Graham Bell has been promoted to Vice President. Graham joined Equiteq’s London office in 2019 from KPMG’s M&A team. He recently transferred and relocated to New York from the London office. Graham’s excellent M&A skills has resulted in numerous successful client outcomes during a relatively short time period. Graham has been invaluable to our recruitment and team development and will continue to take a leadership role as we welcome a record first year analyst class and intern class.
Tristan Kuhl Bamford has been promoted to Vice President. Tristan started his career at Aberdeen Asset Management before becoming an entrepreneur. He joined Equiteq’s Market Intelligence team where he gained a deep understanding of the Knowledge Economy. As part of the New York M&A team, Tristan will now bridge his background in finance, entrepreneurship and market knowledge to help guide owners of Knowledge Economy businesses as they grow equity value.
James Stawicki has been promoted to Associate. James has been central to the high-touch high-quality transaction execution that has led to a record year for Equiteq in Europe in 2021, and that constitutes one of our key differentiators in the market. He joined Equiteq in 2019 from Avendus Capital.
Patrick Schmelzinger has been promoted to Associate and will continue to work with the New York team. Patrick joined Equiteq as a first year Analyst.
Gino Jo has been promoted to Associate. Gino recently joined Equiteq from Deutsche Bank.
Andrew White has been promoted to Associate. Drew recently joined Equiteq from Mizuho.
Adam Dudley Fryar has been promoted to Analyst in the Market Intelligence and Buyside team, with particular focus on global buyer coverage and relationship management.
Katie Hetherington has been promoted to Analyst in the Market Intelligence and Buyside team, specializing in delivery of buyside and advisory engagements.
Charlie Bourne has been promoted to Analyst in the Market Intelligence and Buyside team, where he will continue to drive the development of Equiteq’s next generation data and insights engine.
David Jorgenson, CEO at Equiteq comments: “I am very pleased to announce these promotions among our North American and European teams. We are in the business of providing exceptional insights and advice to clients, and these individuals have all demonstrated excellence in our core values of curiosity, innovation and collaboration. Equiteq strives to provide an environment where exceptional talent can launch, grow and develop careers in the most exciting and entrepreneurial sector of the global economy. We look forward to continuing to reach new heights with these individuals and the rest of our global team.”