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 leading global boutique investment bank for technology and consulting services firms, is pleased to announce that Sylvaine Masson has been promoted to Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific.
In her 10 years at Equiteq, Sylvaine has expertly advised and supported numerous owners and entrepreneurs to undertake strategic reviews, develop their businesses and get prepared for sale. She has also facilitated international market entry strategies and successfully completed sell-side and buy-side transactions.
Sylvaine has been a leading player in developing Equiteq’s presence in Asia Pacific and managing the growth of the APAC deal support teams, now at 17 employees. Sylvaine will continue to expand Equiteq’s international presence supporting its ambition to be the pre-eminent global investment bank for Knowledge Economy owners and entrepreneurs.
Commenting on her promotion, Sylvaine said, “I am proud of what we have achieved so far in Asia-Pacific. I believe this is only the beginning of a very exciting journey for Equiteq in a region where the M&A market in our focus industry is developing faster and faster. I am grateful to all the clients that have entrusted us to go through this once-in-a-lifetime experience, and help them achieve the best possible outcome for their people and business. Special thanks to my Equiteq APAC colleagues who have been incredibly committed and supportive, and to Jean-Louis with whom we started Equiteq APAC and who has been a great mentor over the past 10 years”.
Jean Louis-Michelet, Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific, adds “From the first time I met Sylvaine, I’ve always been impressed by her irrepressible energy and innate understanding of what the M&A business is all about, and I’ve always been convinced she would bring an invaluable contribution to the development of Equiteq in Asia Pacific. Warm congratulations and best wishes, Sylvaine.”