MEDIA RELEASE: Blackpeak Capital enters strategic alliance with leading US technology investment bank AGC Partners
Blackpeak Capital (“Blackpeak”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic alliance with AGC Partners (“AGC”), one of the leading global technology investment banks with an established track record in technology M&A and growth equity financings.
Under this strategic alliance, Blackpeak will be AGC’s technology investment banking partner in Australia and New Zealand and expects the combined capabilities of both firms will facilitate increasing cross border opportunities between ANZ technology growth companies and investors and strategic buyers in North America and Europe. Background on AGC Partners AGC has consistently ranked as the most active boutique bank dedicated solely to tech, having completed more than 360 M&A and growth equity transactions since inception in 2003. AGC has 50 professionals, including 20 partners, with offices in Boston (headquarters), Silicon Valley, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Atlanta and London. AGC has strong relationships with technology investors and over 1,000 global strategic buyers and technology investors across North America, Europe, and Asia. AGC has experience and in-depth domain knowledge across all key technology sub-sectors including:
- Application Software
- Defence Technology
- Digital Media / Internet
- Energy & Industrial Tech
- Healthcare IT & Life Sciences
- Infrastructure / Cloud
- Internet of Things
- Mobility Solutions
- Tech-Enabled Services
AGC also runs industry conferences in Boston, San Francisco, London and Las Vegas, providing one-on-one meetings with strategic tech acquirers, investors, and emerging growth companies. More information on AGC is available at: http://agcpartners.com/learn-agc-partners/
Benefits for Blackpeak and its clients Since inception in 2014, Blackpeak has become one of the leading independent corporate advisory firms in Australia across a range of sectors including technology. Blackpeak has developed a reputation as the preeminent adviser to technology growth companies in Australia and New Zealand having completed over 25 transactions across private capital, capital markets advisory (eg. IPOs) and M&A. Blackpeak believes that the strategic alliance with AGC will uniquely position Blackpeak to provide global technology investment banking capabilities combined with leading local coverage, service and support to technology growth companies in ANZ that are institutional size and quality. The relationship with AGC will enhance Blackpeak’s access to strategic acquirers and investors in US and Europe as well as proprietary market intelligence and industry content. This is particularly relevant in the context of running sell side M&A or capital raising processes. Scott Colvin, Managing Director of Blackpeak Capital, commented “Over the last 4 years Blackpeak has been fortunate to advise some of the most exciting technology growth companies in ANZ and believes that there will be an increasing universe of companies that will attract international capital and interest from strategic acquirers. We are excited to partner with AGC to provide full service global technology investment banking capabilities to clients in ANZ.” Ben Howe, CEO of AGC Partners, commented “AGC has built a leading global technology investment banking platform and has a consistent track record of being one of the most active deal markers in the sector. The relationship with Blackpeak will provide AGC with a partner that has market leading coverage in the ANZ region and access to opportunities for our strategic and investor clients. The combination of our capabilities should be a compelling proposition for technology companies in the region.”
For further information please contact:
Managing Director, Blackpeak Capital
+61 416 335 455
About Blackpeak Capital
Founded in 2014, Blackpeak Capital (https://www.blackpeakcapital.com.au/) is a leading independent corporate advisory firm based in Sydney providing corporate finance and strategic advice to clients. Blackpeak offers independent, objective advice with respect to Mergers & Acquisitions and capital raisings and is focused on building long-term relationships with clients to assist them achieve their growth ambitions and create value for their shareholders. Blackpeak seeks to support clients with high quality corporate advice throughout their life cycle from raising private capital, to advising on IPOs, to executing Mergers and Acquisitions and raising public capital. Blackpeak focuses on a number of key sectors including Resources, Industrials and Technology. Blackpeak has established a track record of advising leading technology growth companies in ANZ including public companies such as WiseTech Global, Audinate, Elmo Software and Straker Translations.
About AGC Partners
AGC Partners, now in its 17th year of business, has outstanding relationships with entrepreneurs, strategic buyers, and private equity professionals across North America, Europe, and Asia. Since inception, AGC Partners has completed 364 technology M&A and growth equity transactions. Our continued passion is to discover and work with innovative entrepreneurs and growth companies, helping them through some of their most monumental endeavours to realize their corporate vision and objectives.