The report Asia Horizons emphasizes the unprecedented growth of investments in asian the european technology
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7 June 2017, the Paris – GP Bullhound, the investment bank for technology, announces today the opening of a new office in Hong Kong. The new site will strengthen the presence of the bank in Asia and will provide a critical access to the entrepreneurs and bosses europeans to take advantage of the growing interest of the buyers and asian investors.
The data compiled by GP Bullhound show that acquisitions for asian technology companies in europe have almost doubled between 2014 and 2016, with 49 transactions concluded in 2016.
“In light of the many successful transactions which have recently been concluded with buyers in the asian and the growing interest of asian investors for the sector’s european technology, we have decided to take the plunge and open the office in Hong Kong. Thanks to this new location, and in addition to our San Francisco office, we offer worldwide access to our european customers to help them build and expand technology companies whose value is of the order of a billion dollars. “, explains Hugh Campbell, managing Partner of GP Bullhound.
GP Bullhond sign 6 beautiful transactions in Asia
GP Bullhound has already been proven in Asia by entering into recently six transactions with counterparties in asia. These include the sale of Rightware, the Finnish society of automotive software, Pecking Thundersoft, for 64 million euros ; the sale of the british company of computer games Splash Damage to Leyou Technologies, a company based in Hong Kong, in a transaction valued at $ 160 million ; the sale of The digital Agency the Bio Agency, based in London, Tech Mahindra ; the sale of the digital agency Danish Designit to Wipro for 85 million euros ; and the sale of the company Danish wireless audio Libratone to a consortium of investors based in China.
In its latest research report published today under the title ” Asia Horizons “, GP Bullhound analysis with the rapid growth of ties between the technology sectors in european and asian, and offers a comprehensive study of the asian markets that would stimulate investment, as well as regions and sectors attract the most investment and attention in Europe.
$ 50 billion of investment out of asia in Europe
With the purchase of ARM and Supercell by Softbank and Tencent, the investment out of asia in the sector’s european technology totaled $ 50 billion in 2016. This is the first year that this figure is on a par with investments in north american ($61 billion), which represents a significant increase over the $ 8 billion invested in Asia in 2015.
The report shows that companies based in the United Kingdom are the main targets of mergers and acquisitions between Asia and Europe, with 30 transactions in 2014 to date, amounting to a declared value of $ 37.4 billion. The nordic countries come second, with 20 transactions during this period and a total value declared of $ 13.5 billion.
China and Japan dominate the landscape of the buyers are asian and account for 97 per cent of transactions by value declared for 2014. China is positioning itself in the head, being the buyer asia the most active since the beginning of 2016, since it accounts for 19 (48 percent) transactions of mergers and acquisitions between Asia and Europe during this period, for a total value declared of $ 19.2 billion.
The office of GP Bullhound in Hong Kong will be led by per Lindtorp, Director. It will expand the global reach of GP Bullhound, from the list of offices already in place in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester and Paris. The full team is now composed of over 80 people spread across the world.
About GB Bulhound :
GP Bullhound is an investment bank european technology. Founded in 1999, the company has offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester and Paris. GP Bullhound has completed more than 230 m & a transactions-acquisitions and funding in collaboration with many other nuggets in the technology sector, including Gasoline, Avito, Delivery Hero, Fjord, King Digital Entertainment, Pingdom, Innogames, Spotify, and many others. Thanks to its talented team, GP Bullhound allows institutions, family offices and entrepreneurs have access to the technology companies, the most ambitious in Europe. Its events activities gather each year in Europe of thousands of entrepreneurs and investors. The results of their studies by sector authorities among the decision makers and are regularly quoted in the media.
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