Cobalt and Silverpeak have joined forces to create a leading independent investment bank providing advice on M&A and financing transactions in the technology sector

London, December 2016 - Jean-Michel Deligny, Paddy MccGwire and Pietro Strada have combined the teams of their respective firms to create a broader and stronger organisation that can provide an even better service to its clients in the technology sector.

Silverpeak advises innovative, fast-growing technology companies with deep domain expertise in Internet & Digital Media, Enterprise Software/SaaS, Business Services, Enabling Technologies and Healthtech.

Commenting on the merger, Pietro Strada, said "Paddy brings a wealth of relationships, knowledge and experience in technology M&A which will significantly broaden Silverpeak’s advisory capabilities."

Paddy MccGwire added "I’ve known Jean-Michel and Pietro whilst building Cobalt over the last 20 years. We bring together complementary networks and sector knowledge. Combined we have a truly global network to deliver outstanding outcomes to our clients.”

Recent transactions include advising Octopus, the largest institutional investor, on the sale of Magic Pony to Twitter.Silverpeak has become a member of Globalscope, the international M&A advisor with people on the ground in 41 countries across every continent which Paddy helped co-found.

The merged business will continue under the Silverpeak brand name.

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