12 Industry Groups

Internet, Software & Technology

Internet, Software & Technology

 

The Internet, Software, and Technology industries are boundless, driven by innovation and globalization. Our group of experts is considered a worldwide reference in the field.

 

Our market view

The IT players have been balancing between “in-house” growth and growth through acquisitions. Time to market and access to a larger scale to amortize the R&D costs explain the stream of M&A in the IT industry.

At M&A WORLDWIDE, there is always an M&A expert nearby to help to take advantage of every opportunity.

We have a strong team of M&A advisors in the IT, Software & Technology business ready to offer a world-class service by providing their knowledge and expertise.

 

Market Outlook

High levels of VC and PE investment
Dynamic market means a higher risk of obsolescence
Fast growth businesses driving high valuations
The IST market is very active for M&A deals

Latest transactions

Team

Director

Kaine Smith

Partner

Dr. Kai-Henrik Barth

Partner

Marius Aabø

Partner

Thiago Barros

Associate Partner

Erik Bro

Partner

Giovanni Galeazzi

Manager

Owen Hackett

Partner

Marija Leitoniene

Partner

Jérôme Luis

Consultant Corporate Finance

Juul Ketelaars

Director

Piotr Kucharczyk

Senior Associate

Manel Pelegrina

Principal

Cyril Schlup

Senior Analyst

Darko Grandeš

Associate

Rishi Bagga

Director

Kaine Smith

Chartered accountant. Joined M&A Worldwide Manchester in 2012 after 5 years at EY. Significant experience in Buy-side, sell-side, and IPO mandates.
Industry Expertise in a variety of sectors, including TMT, construction, and manufacturing.
Joint Chairman of the IT, Software & Technology industry group.

Industry expertise:

Building & construction; Healthcare; Information technology; Telecom; Textile & clothing.

 

Partner

Dr. Kai-Henrik Barth

Over 25 years in digital, internet & software. More than 10 years of investment, ventures, M&A, national & cross-border. Managing Director and CEO of Cologne, New York. Corporate P&L responsibility exceeding 3-digit Mill. EUR. Ph.D. in Economics, Münster, Passau, Budapest, Berlin.

Industry experience:

Education and training; Information technology; Media, printing, and publishing.
Co-leader of the Internet, Security & Technology Industry Group.

Partner

Marius Aabø

MSc in Economics and Business. Consultant with PA Consulting Group where focusing on company valuations, strategic development, efficiency measurement, and project management. Joined MAWW Oslo in 2008.

Areas of expertise: Company valuations, financial strategy, acquiring, and selling all types of businesses.

Industry expertise: 

Advertising, PR & marketing; Aerospace & defense; Agriculture; Automotive; Beverages; Building & construction; Business services; Chemicals; Clean technology; Education and training; Electronics; Energy & renewables; Engineering; Financial services; Food; Government; Healthcare; Hotels & restaurants; Information technology; Insurance; Leisure; Life sciences; Luxury goods; Media, printing, and publishing; Plastics; Real estate & facility management; Recycling; Retail and franchising; Security; Steel, metal, and woodworking; Telecom; Textile & clothing; Trade; Transport & logistics; Wholesale.

 

Partner

Thiago Barros

Prior to joining MAWW Sao Paulo in 2007, worked in Management Consulting and CRM at Accenture and Sales Intelligence and Trade Marketing at Whirlpool.

Industry Experience:

Business services; Engineering; Food; Information technology; Media, printing, and publishing; Transport & logistics.

 

Associate Partner

Erik Bro

M&A Advisor, Associate Partner at MAWW Aalborg, since 2017.

Over 20 years of experience in Management & Business development, ex. Grey Advertising and GE Capital. Studied at the University, Aarhus, DK. Ass. professor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Aarhus.

Member of M&A Worldwide Internet, Software & Technology Industry Group.

Industry expertise:

Advertising, PR & marketing; Beverages; Building & construction; Business services; Education and training; Electronics; Energy & renewables; Engineering; Food; Government; Healthcare; Information technology; Media, printing, and publishing; Plastics; Retail and franchising; Steel, metal, and woodworking; Telecom; Trade; Wholesale.

 

Partner

Giovanni Galeazzi

Founding partner. Giovanni worked in IBM, Telecom Italia, and other international companies in the ITC and automotive sectors, acquiring international experience in the management of Production, Engineering, Sales, and Customer Care. Worked for many years abroad (France, USA, Algeria).

Industry expertise:

Aerospace & defence; Automotive; Chemicals; Electronics; Engineering; Information technology; Life sciences; Real estate & facility management; Steel, metal and wood working; Telecom; Transport & logistics.

 

Manager

Owen Hackett

Working experience at Deloitte & Touche and Grant Thornton.
Experience in M&A, transaction services, advisory, and restructuring for more than 5 years.

Member of IT, Software, and Technology M&A Worldwide Industry Group.

Industry expertise:

Healthcare; Information technology; Leisure; Retail and franchising.

Partner

Marija Leitoniene

Experience in M&A ~20 years. Expert in preparation and selling of businesses as well as acquisitions (LBOs, MBOs).

Extensive valuation expertise.

Chairwoman of Business Valuation Commission at the Lithuanian Association of Asset Valuers.

Industry expertise:

Food; Information technology; Retail and franchising; Steel, metal and wood working; Telecom.

Partner

Jérôme Luis

More than 20 years of experience both in Private Equity and in M&A.

Involved in more than 50 national and international deals.
Specific industry expertise IT and Internet (software, IT services, digital marketing, Internet platforms…).

Industry experience:

Information technology; Security; Telecom.
Member of the  Internet, Software & Technology Industry Group.

Consultant Corporate Finance

Juul Ketelaars

MSc in Finance. Universities in the Netherlands and the USA. Work experience; ING Bank & Aeternus. Experience: acquisition Financing and M&A for 6 years. National and international. Industry Expertise in Industrial Services / Business Services and Information Technology.

Member of Internet Security & Technology Industry Group.

Industry expertise:

Automotive; Engineering; Trade; Wholesale.

 

Director

Piotr Kucharczyk

10 years of experience in corporate finance advisory that has focused upon national and cross-border M&A projects. Has expertise in valuations and due diligence processes. Has been involved in M&A and corporate finance projects in a range of sectors such as manufacturing, IT, pharmacy, and retail.

Industry experience:

Healthcare; Information technology; Retail and franchising; Transport & logistics; Wholesale.
Member of Internet, Software & Technology and Logistics & Transportation Industry Groups.

Senior Associate

Manel Pelegrina

Working experience at ARSCorporate and Mazars Auditors. Experience in M&A, Corporate Finance, Valuation, and Audit. Joined ARSCorporate in 2013.

Industrial experience:

Beverages; Business services; Education and training; Electronics; Financial services; Food; Healthcare; Information technology; Leisure; Media, printing, and publishing; Steel, metal, and woodworking; Textile & clothing.
Member of the IST, and the Agri, Food & Beverages Industry Group.

Principal

Cyril Schlup

Expert in Finance and Working Capital Improvement. Led major organizational transformation and performance improvement projects for large multinational corporations. Extensive corporate and consulting experience across Europe and the USA.

 

Industry expertise:

Automotive; Business services; Healthcare; Media, printing, and publishing; Retail and franchising; Telecom.

Senior Analyst

Darko Grandeš

Senior analyst advising clients in cross-border transactions, corporate strategy and debt structuring. Before joining M&A Worldwide, Darko was an intern at Croatian asset management company. His area of expertise includes IT, Plastics, Leisure and Healthcare sectors. As an Economics graduate, Darko provides the macroeconomic view and is keen on implementing the latest data analysis skills to drive deeper insights.

Speaks Croatian and English.

Member of Internet, Software and Technology Industry Group.

Associate

Rishi Bagga

Rishi Bagga is an Associate at Focus Investment Banking where he is responsible for end-to-end deal support and oversees the creation of marketing materials including pitch books, confidential information memoranda, management presentations, and valuation models. Previously, worked as a consultant implementing business development and customer success processes for a Johns Hopkins-based healthcare SaaS company. Prior to that, served roles as an analyst at a Baltimore-based investment bank and at a New York-based private equity firm. earned his Master’s degree in finance from Johns Hopkins University.

Member of Internet, Software & Technology Industry Group.

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