GP Bullhound elevates German activity with two new branch offices: in Frankfurt and Munich

GP Bullhound is ramping its German operation to spearhead deals activity across the DACH region.
GP Bullhound elevates German activity with two new branch offices: in Frankfurt and Munich

The DACH presence of GP Bullhound is about to get larger thanks to establishing of another two German locations, in Frankfurt and Munich, complementing its national office in Berlin.

Julian Riedlbauer, GP Bullhound investment partner and DACH regional lead, welcomed two partner appointments to oversee the new branch offices. Ivo Polten will head up the Munich branch, while Martin Rezaie is assigned to lead Frankfurt.

Riedlbaeur commented: "I am delighted to welcome Ivo and Martin to the global partnership, it is great to see that we are strengthening our team with such renowned and experienced tech bankers, who will help us take our German operations to the next level, given our new locations in Munich and Frankfurt, which will enable us to provide much more coverage of the regions and its tech entrepreneurs and to PE and VC investors than ever before.

"I look forward to embarking upon the next chapter of our German success journey, solidifying GP Bullhound’s existing footprint in Germany.”

Germany placed fourth among European unicorn factories in GP Bullhound's Titans of Tech report. It's estimated to have 13 unicorn companies with a combined $26.1 billion valuation.

Such potential is augmented elsewhere in DACH, in German-speaking Austria and partly German-speaking Switzerland. And as GP Bullhound's global personnel frequently assist German deal making, more capacity out of regional Germany should solidify knowledge sharing.

After the expansion, GP Bullhound will have 20 Germany-based employees among a global headcount of more than 180. The firm's portfolio record includes 51 DACH region deals and since 2012 it has maintained a presence in Berlin.

Notable activity has included advisory work on German equity deals, including at Signavio, a business process software startup, and the in-browser games portal InnoGames.

GP Bullhound's Frankfurt lead partner Martin Rezaie said: "I am absolutely thrilled to join the most dynamic and entrepreneurial global technology M&A advisory platform.

"The decision to open an office in Frankfurt is a strategic move for GP Bullhound as we look to expand our presence in the heart of continental Europe’s financial hub.

"The opening of the new offices in Frankfurt and Munich is a testament to the significance of the DACH region for us, as we strive to become the go-to M&A advisor for industry-leading entrepreneurs, technology companies, and investors in the region.”

Munich lead Ivo Polten added:  "It is exciting to join GP Bullhound, which has established itself as a leading global advisory boutique in the Technology space over the last couple of decades.

"Together with my colleagues in Berlin and Frankfurt, we are further expanding GP Bullhound’s strong market position for technology transactions.”

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