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Paddy MccGwire

Managing Partner

Paddy is a founding Partner of Silverpeak with over 25 years’ specialist experience advising on transactions in the technology sector.

This includes private equity, software/SaaS, digital & tech enabled services, and several deeptech sub-sectors.

Through his extensive experience, Paddy understands the real issues in growing a tech business. This experience includes seven years at private equity group 3i, after a stint at electronics group STC plc.

He founded Cobalt Corporate Finance in 1996, which he led until the merger which created Silverpeak in 2016.

He also acquired a compliance software business which he sold in 2022, and has been a board member of a high growth intelligent automation SaaS company.

Paddy holds a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester (UMIST). He is a Liveryman of the Information Technologists Company and a founding member of the international M&A network Globalscope.