Oscar Barkman

Investment Banking

LONDON, PARIS AND STOCKHOLM, 19 May 2023 – Bryan, Garnier & Co, the leading investment bank for European healthcare and technology-related companies, has today announced that Oscar Barkman has joined the Bank as a Managing Director. Oscar joins the software investment banking team, with a strong focus on fintech.

Oscar has 17 years of experience within the fintech sector and a strong track record of building companies, including CapitalBox, which provides SMEs with fast and convenient access to capital, Mybank, an online bank and Zmarta Group, a consumer-focused fintech company. Oscar also previously worked at Mastercard and Nordea Bank and holds a Masters in Business and Economics from Uppsala University. He will be based in the Bank’s Stockholm office and will be working with teams across Europe and the US.

Olivier Garnier, Founder and Managing Partner of Bryan Garnier said: “We are proud to be further strengthening our extraordinary Software & Fintech banking team with Oscar joining our company. His outstanding operational experience across the fintech space combined with his extensive network of investors and companies in the Nordics make him a stellar addition to the team. The appointment of Oscar underscores our commitment to the Nordics region, an innovation hub for the new Europe.”

Oscar Barkman, Managing Director in Bryan Garnier’s software team said: “I crossed paths with some bankers from Bryan, Garnier and their energy combined with their passion for growing ambitious technology businesses in Europe have inspired me to join the team. I look forward to leveraging my experience, contacts and understanding of fintech to contribute to the continued success of growth companies that are developing smarter solutions in compliance tech, insurtech, lending and payment platforms and cyber.”

Notable recent Software & Fintech transactions by Bryan Garnier include the acquisition of Wealth Dynamix by Credit Agricole Indosuez, the sale of kompany to Moody’s, the sale of Horizon Software to Sagard, the acquisition of Recocash by Qualium Investissement, the acquisition of SmartTrade by Hg Capital, the acquisition of the neobank Shine by Société Générale Group, and the investment in core banking software provider Skaleet (formerly TagPay) by US private equity firm Long Arc.

Oscar is one of several strategic hires made by the Bank over the last two years. Jean-Malo Dupart joined Bryan Garnier as a Managing Director in September 2022 with a focus on fintech. In addition, in February 2023, Pierre-Georges Roy joined the US investment banking team as a Partner and Nicolas de Quincerot was recently appointed as a Managing Director in the Business and Tech-Enabled Services team.

Alongside Software, Bryan Garnier’s core sectors include Energy Transition and Sustainability, Healthcare, Industrial Tech, NextGen Consumer and Business and Tech-Enabled Services. Bryan Garnier’s mission of investment banking for a better future continues to drive the firm as it backs disruptive companies and their investors that are providing solutions to some of the world’s most important challenges.