London/Paris/Munich, January 21, 2016 — Today, Bryan, Garnier & Co, a leading pan-European investment bank that provides corporate finance and equity capital markets services to the growth sectors of the economy, announced its merger with Cartagena Capital GmbH, a premier technology advisory boutique headquartered in Munich, Germany. Cartagena Capital will be renamed Bryan, Garnier & Co. GmbH, and the combined entity will feature one of the largest Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) investment banking teams in Europe.

The Cartagena Capital team, comprised of 28 professionals and senior industry advisors, will be fully integrated with Bryan, Garnier & Co’s investment banking team of 120 professionals. Falk Müller-Veerse, founder and Managing Partner of Cartagena Capital, will join Bryan, Garnier & Co as Partner and Member of the Corporate Finance Executive Committee. He will assume the position of Head of Bryan, Garnier & Co for Germany and the Nordic countries.

Greg Revenu, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Bryan, Garnier & Co, comments: “Falk and his team have created great expertise and track record in the Software, Mobile Technologies, Digital Media and Smart Industries arenas. This merger accelerates our objective to build the premier European investment bank that provides knowledge-driven solutions to growth-oriented clients. Cartagena deepens our technology footprint and expands our existing coverage to better meet the needs of our clients.”

We are very excited to bring Cartagena’s profound expertise in technology and long-time relationships with the venture capital community into the Bryan, Garnier & Co organisation. We will be able to provide enhanced capabilities to our clients such as growth capital private placements, technology buyouts, IPOs, public M&A, equity underwriting and research – this will be tremendously beneficial to our clients,” explains Falk Müller-Veerse, Founder and Managing Partner of Cartagena Capital.

Olivier Garnier, Founder and Managing Partner of Bryan, Garnier & Co added: “Bryan, Garnier & Co is an independent partnership which combines the anima of highly experienced, entrepreneur-minded investment banking professionals having an exceptional level of attention to clients, with the range of services and the expertise of a full-fledged, top-tier investment bank. Cartagena’s team culture of excellence and ambition to expand, will be a strong driver for an accelerated development of Bryan, Garnier & Co in the region.

In January 2016, Bryan, Garnier & Co announced the merger with premier technology advisory boutique Cartagena Capital GmbH. Over the past 24 months, Bryan, Garnier & Co and Cartagena Capital have led more than 60 transactions, including:

  • 16 growth capital private placements and PIPEs representing an aggregated amount raised of more than $550mm, for companies such as Intersec ($23mm), Innov8 ($26mm), Jahia ($28mm), Nicox ($30mm), Tado ($30mm) or Merieux Nutriscences ($110mm)
  • More than 20 IPOs and public offerings on Euronext, the London Stock Exchange and Nasdaq for an aggregated amount of more than $2 billion, including 9 deals led or co-led on Nasdaq, making Bryan, Garnier & Co the leading manager of European technology offerings in the US. Recent transactions include McPhy Energy ($28mm, Euronext), Voltalia ($110mm, Euronext), Celyad ($100mm, Nasdaq), DBV Technologies ($133mm, Nasdaq) and Galapagos ($317mm, Nasdaq)
  • More than 30 international public and private M&A deals in the technology sector representing an aggregate value of over $4.4 billion, many of which involved tier one private equity investors. Recent deals include the sale of Trasys to NRB Group, the sale of Talentia Software to Argos Soditic, the sale of Pixid to Keensight, the acquisition of Metrologic from Carlyle by Astorg, the sale of Synertrade to Digital Dimension and many more

Global corporations recently involved in transactions led by Bryan, Garnier & Co include WPP, NRB, Siemens, Synopsis, Microsoft, Dow Corning, Konica Minolta, Ubisoft, Gemalto, Motorola, Swisscom, EuroMedia Group, Webedia, Axway, Hoist, TATA, Dentsu, A+E Networks, Canal+, Pinewood Studios, Publicis, Idox, Blackberry and Cisco, amongst others.