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Investment Banking for Software and Technology Companies

Deep Domain Experience

GHz Partners combines first rate sector research with proven execution capability to ensure the best results.We possess deep understanding of the dynamics of the European software market and capitalize on an array of strong partnerships to create value for our clients.

Strategy and Positioning

Our extensive and diverse backgrounds in technology, strategy, finance and operations afford unique perspectives that result in optimal positioning of our clients’ investment and acquisition opportunities. We begin with analysis of our clients’ businesses, to help us understand their true differentiators (product/technology, customers, financials, management) and how best to accentuate, fortify and position those to investors and buyers.

Tailored Processes

We design bespoke processes to fit each client’s unique situation. Key considerations include shareholder dynamics, specific market dynamics and competitive sensitivities, as well as micro-level idiosyncrasies characteristic of client’s company.No two deals are alike, so we invest considerable time up front understanding our clients’ businesses and designing processes to deliver the optimal results.We work with clients through all stages of a transaction, including strategy development, target selection, partnership, negotiation, deal structuring and closing.

Extensive Industry Network

Our relationships with investors and buyers are wide. We understand the industry landscape,competitive dynamics, and what is driving demand for investments within a sector.Similarly,our cross border capabilities in North America and Europe gives us a global perspective and the ability to work efficiently with clients and their prospective partners in multiple geographies to deliver an optimal outcome.

ABOUT OUR COMPANY

GHz Partners is an investment banking firm based in Hamburg & London specializing in the enterprise software

We support founders and shareholders of leading European technology companies in gaining clarity about their next steps, planning them strategically and financially, and implementing them professionally to maximize their value

> €1bn

Deal volume

20+

Years experience

3

Years experience

3

Global locations

PAN-EUROPEAN M&A

Having pursued a Pan-European approach to the technology sector since 1997, GHz Partners commands a deep understanding of European software, IT services and semiconductor markets.

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Capitalizing on an array of strong partnerships, we have a global footprint and reach throughout the US, Asia and Latin America allowing flawless deal execution and capacity to complement local presence with a global perspective.

NAVIGATING MARKET EVOLUTIONS

Our team “came of age“ during the technology bull market of the late 1990s, the market maturation & realignment of the 2000s, and the strong expansion of private equity capital markets associated with acquisitions of software companies and associated consolidation activity over the last 10 years

STRATEGIC ADVISORY

GHz Partners trusted counsel is used by the boards and management of leading European technology firms to help them outlining and executing their next moves strategically and financially.

Deep Domain Experience

GHz Partners combines first rate sector research with proven execution capability to ensure the best results. We possess deep understanding of the dynamics of the European software market and capitalize on an array of strong partnerships to create value for our clients.

Strategy and Positioning

Our extensive and diverse backgrounds in technology, strategy, finance and operations afford unique perspectives that result in optimal positioning of our clients’ investment and acquisition opportunities. We begin with analysis of our clients’ businesses, to help us understand their true differentiators (product/technology, customers, financials, management) and how best to accentuate, fortify and position those to investors and buyers.

Tailored Processes

We design bespoke processes to fit each client’s unique situation. Key considerations include shareholder dynamics, specific market dynamics and competitive sensitivities, as well as micro-level idiosyncrasies characteristic of client’s company.No two deals are alike, so we invest considerable time up front understanding our clients’ businesses and designing processes to deliver the optimal results.We work with clients through all stages of a transaction, including strategy development, target selection, partnership, negotiation, deal structuring and closing.

Extensive Industry Network

Our relationships with investors and buyers are wide. We understand the industry landscape,competitive dynamics, and what is driving demand for investments within a sector.Similarly,our cross border capabilities in North America and Europe gives us a global perspective and the ability to work efficiently with clients and their prospective partners in multiple geographies to deliver an optimal outcome.

Why GHz Partners?

Buyside M&A

Our extensive connections with private equities, venture capitals and active acquirers in the software space enable deliver optimal sell side M&A solutions.

Sell side M&A

Our extensive connections with private equities, venture capitals and active acquirers in the software space enable deliver optimal sell side M&A solutions.

Growth Equity Financing and Recapitalizations

Our clients have included emerging software companies investing aggressively for growth, established and profitable tech companies seeking liquidity for founders and shareholders, and other tech companies seeking capital to pursue inorganic growth opportunities. Our unique relationships with a wide pool of active technology investors enable our clients to access the private capital markets.

Strategic Advisory

– Competitive company, product and industry analyses
– Advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestments
– Company capital structure and restructuring/recap options
– Investments in technology start-up companies
– Joint venture/partnership opportunities

UNLOCKING VALUE IN GREAT BUSINESSES

We are a leading advisor to the mid-market, where our extensive expertise in the software ecosystem, our long-standing experience with counterparties active in this space and a nuanced understanding of transaction dynamics have a significant impact on the results we achieve for our clients

Buyside M&A

Our in-depth and differentiated understanding of the software market and sector dynamics as well as extensive experience in corporate development at leading technology companies enable us to develop unique M&A buyer solutions for our clients, incorporating inorganic growth strategies.

Sell side M&A

Our extensive connections with private equities, venture capitals and active acquirers in the software space enable deliver optimal sell side M&A solutions.

Growth Equity Financing and Recapitalizations

Our clients have included emerging software companies investing aggressively for growth, established and profitable tech companies seeking liquidity for founders and shareholders, and other tech companies seeking capital to pursue inorganic growth opportunities. Our unique relationships with a wide pool of active technology investors enable our clients to access the private capital markets.

Strategic Advisory

– Competitive company, product and industry analyses
– Advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestments
– Company capital structure and restructuring/recap options
– Investments in technology start-up companies
– Joint venture/partnership opportunities

Sector Coverage

Structured Processes

Shareholders of enterprise software companies today regularly receive requests for sale and proactive offers. Reference is often made to an uncomplicated and quick conclusion

But only a lean, structured sales process with the right group of interested parties leads to competitive action and value maximization(1)

Value maximisation in a sale process with GHz Partners

Planning, preparation & execution

Shareholders often underestimate the importance of a software-specific preparation of the financial and company data in the phase before signing a letter of intent


Detailed data analysis helps provide prospects with quick and accurate answers that reinforce the equity story and help deal sponsors within buyer groups gain board approvals for attractive prices

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