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
Equiteq, the only global investment bank exclusively serving the knowledge economy, announced today that Jeff Becker has joined the firm as Managing Director, Head of M&A for North America. Based in New York, Jeff will focus on leading Equiteq’s rapidly growing investment banking practice in North America. He will coordinate the firm’s US outreach to the financial sponsor and entrepreneurial communities, leveraging Equiteq’s unique, IP-based transaction lifecycle approach, as well as ensuring the successful execution of investment banking projects.
Jeff has 25 years’ experience in investment banking, closing well over 100 M&A and capital raising transactions for a variety of growth and middle-market companies while heading or co-heading software and services banking groups. Over that time, he has also developed a strong franchise in banking the Human Capital Management sector. Prior to joining Equiteq, Jeff spent nearly a decade focused on M&A advisory at JEGI and AGC Partners, after previously acting as a valued underwriter on IPOs, other public financing and M&A advisory transactions at firms such as Robertson Stephens, RBC Capital Markets and JMP Securities.
Jeff Becker said, “I am very excited to join Equiteq and help accelerate its growing market position across the US. The firm is extremely well positioned for the future due to our focus on the knowledge economy and our integrated advisory, market intelligence and banking transaction capabilities on a global scale. I look forward to adding to our strong domain expertise and helping orchestrate highly successful outcomes for our banking clients.”
David Jorgenson, Chief Executive Officer of Equiteq, said, “Equiteq is very pleased to have Jeff join our firm to lead our rapidly growing North American business and continue to strengthen our position as the leading global M&A practice for knowledge economy businesses. Jeff has an established background in advising business owners and private equity investors in the knowledge economy. Equiteq’s North American practice has been experiencing exceptional expansion over the last 24 months, completing a record number of deals and expanding our geographical footprint.”
Equiteq is the only investment bank dedicated to serving shareholders in the knowledge economy. We pride ourselves on having a unique skillset, perspective and IP which enables us to advise shareholders on their journey to confidently maximizing value with the right acquirer. With five offices in four continents, we give each client the benefit of local knowledge and contacts, as well as the ability to capitalize on our global reach and relationships.