GCA 1st Quarter 2017 Summary
We are pleased to share that GCA has successfully advised our clients on 32 transactions in North America, Europe and Asia during the first quarter of 2017.
Selected transaction highlights include:
- 8 Digital Media, E-commerce & Media
- 10 Industrials & Industrial Technology
- 5 Software
- 34% Cross-Border
- $1.6 Billion Private Funds Advisory
- 30% Buy-Side | 70% Sell-Side
There has been a marked increase in transaction activity in the rapidly evolving fields of artificial intelligence, Internet of things and robotics.
“From Valeo’s autonomous driving-focused acquisition of 3D image processing software developer Gestigon to Verizon’s acquisition of drone operations management software company Skyward, investment activity in disruptive technologies continues to be extremely healthy,”stated John Lambros, Managing Director, Executive Committee Member and Head of the New York Office at GCA.
Overall, corporate investment in innovation and growth continues to be a consistent theme in M&A and private capital investing across our client base, illustrated by transactions such as Sprint’s strategic investment in high-fidelity music streaming service TIDAL and Sumitomo Heavy Industries’ acquisition of robotics firm Persimmon Technologies.
Lambros, who also leads GCA’s Digital Media Group, added, “We expect strategics across a number of established sectors to maintain an active interest in M&A and strategic investment opportunities involving innovative, market-leading businesses.”
For further details about our transactions, visit the transactions section of our website.
To stay on top of our sector-specific coverage, subscribe to our Sector Reports and Market Updates.
GCA is a premier global investment bank serving a broad client base through a range of advisory services including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital markets, private funds, restructuring, and asset management. GCA is a global advisor providing insightful advice and is focused on building long-term relationships based on trust. GCA delivers deep expertise in many key industries and has a particular focus in Technology, Software, Media, Digital Media, Communications, Industrials and Industrial Technology, Healthcare, Financial Institutions, FinTech and Business Services. GCA has teams of highly experienced bankers in San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, New Delhi, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, Tel Aviv and Zurich. For more information, visit gcaglobal.com.
GCA is a trade name for GCA Corporation and its subsidiaries and other affiliates which include, among others: GCA Advisors, LLC, GCA Altium Limited, GCA China Co., Ltd., GCA Singapore Private Limited and GCA India Investment Advisers Pvt. Ltd. Brokerage services in the United States provided by GCA Advisors, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC. Brokerage services in the U.K. and Europe provided by GCA Altium, authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Q1 transactions include pending transactions announced in Q1 2017 and transactions that closed in Q1 2017.