Valentin Werlé

Software & Fintech

LONDON, 28 September 2023 – Bryan, Garnier & Co, the leading investment bank for European technology and healthcare-related companies has announced that Valentin Werlé has joined as a Managing Director in the Software & Fintech Investment Banking team. Based in London, Valentin will focus on cross-border software M&A advisory across Europe.

Valentin has over a decade of experience within the European tech M&A market. Previously at Arma Partners and William Blair, Valentin advised a large number of leading software companies, notably active in fast-growing segments such as HR-tech, EHS/ESG-tech and cybersecurity, on critical sell-side and fundraising assignments, bringing his deep sector knowledge and robust M&A expertise to founders and tech investors alike. He graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques and HEC Paris and holds a MBA from INSEAD.

Greg Revenu, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Bryan Garnier & Co, said: “Our Software & Fintech practice has consistently ranked among the top European mid-market technology advisors with more than 100 transactions advised over the past ten years. We are very pleased to welcome Valentin whose strong track record in the Software sector will contribute to reinforcing our position in this market, with both trade buyers and financial sponsors.”

Thibaut De Smedt, Partner and Software & Fintech practice lead, said: “We are delighted to welcome Valentin at Bryan Garnier & Co. He brings a wealth of experience with more than a decade of experience in M&A, technical expertise in fast growing Software segments and an extensive global network. His appointment will ensure our clients continue to benefit from sector-specific advice and flawless deal execution.”

Valentin Werlé, Managing Director in Bryan Garnier’s Software & Fintech team said: “I’m thrilled to have joined Bryan Garnier’s Software & Fintech Investment Banking team. The company’s long-lasting commitment to software growth companies aligns with my passion for the sector. I look forward to contributing my experience and knowledge to further develop Bryan Garnier’s highly differentiated platform in key European markets.”

Bryan Garnier is a leader in European software deals. Recent transactions include Ripple’s €250 million acquisition of Metaco; Keensight Capital’s investment in eAttestations, an innovative third-party risk management SaaS platform; Hg Capital’s acquisition of smart mobility and field service management software Nomadia; GPI’s €170 million acquisition of leading player in software solutions for digital healthcare transformation Evolucare; and vehicle logistics pioneer Driiveme’s sale of a minority stake to ISAI Gestion.

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

About Bryan, Garnier & Co

Bryan, Garnier’s is a European growth investment bank helping companies in the healthcare and technology related sectors become global champions. By combining deep sector expertise with an entrepreneurial mindset, Bryan Garnier provides companies and their investors with independent growth strategic advice, and leading access to buyers and capital in Europe, US and Asia

As a full-service investment bank, the firm offering includes private and public growth financing solutions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory, research insights, and institutional sales & execution. Founded in 1996, Bryan, Garnier & Co is an independent partnership with around 200 employees located in major financial centers in Europe and the US.