GCA completes its acquisition of Stella EOC
We are pleased to announce that we have completed the acquisition of Stella EOC, a leading technology and media investment banking boutique with coverage in the Nordics, the UK, Benelux and continental Europe. With this, GCA is able to offer expanded geographic coverage in key strategic markets and enhanced technology sector coverage in the media and entertainment space.
GCA now employs more than 500 employees in 25 locations across three continents. In 2019 the two companies advised on a combined completed 188 deals.
The firm will leverage its extended global coverage and increased cross-border capabilities to continue to provide its clients—ranging from the world’s largest conglomerates and corporates to the top financial sponsors and growth companies—a broad offering of investment banking advisory services, including M&A, private funds, debt and equity capital markets.
John Lambros, GCA Board Member and President of GCA’s US entity GCA Advisors, stated: “We are really excited to announce the acquisition of Stella EOC. Their strong leadership in the technology and media sectors across the Nordics, the UK and continental Europe, in addition to their deep network of strategic relationships in the United States, is highly complementary to our global efforts in these areas. We know our clients will benefit significantly as we expand our reach, knowledge and insight in these regions and markets.”
Since initially announcing the acquisition in February, the firms have continued to see consistent deal flow, including:
- GAIN Capital Holdings’ sale to INTL FCStone
- Diebold Nixdorf’s sale of Diebold Nixdorf Portavis to Datagroup
- Panasonic Corporation’s sale of Vossloh-Schwabe to Fidelium Partners
- Verdane Capital’s acquisition of Confirmit
- Auction Technology Group’s sale to TA Associates
- Miss Group’s sale to Perwyn
GCA Advisors, LLC is the US entity of GCA, a global investment bank that provides strategic M&A, capital markets and private funds advisory services to growth companies and market leaders. The firm offers worldwide coverage with over 500 professionals in 25 locations across America, Asia and Europe. Built by the people that run the business, GCA is a firm of experts who focus on deals that require commitment, original perspective, skill and exceptional networks.