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Jan 14, 2022

Silverpeak strengthens senior team with two new Partners and Marketing Director

We are delighted to start the year having a significant boost to the team with new additions and promotions at every level.

Following a successful 2021 and looking forward to working with many more exciting technology firms in the year ahead, we are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Partner, Nick Jones, who joins us from Equiteq. As recognition for their energy and dedication, we have also had three internal promotions, including David Ford to Partner. Having also recruited an additional VP, Associate and two Analysts in the last six months, we are set for an excellent year ahead.

New Partner – Nick Jones

Nick joins Silverpeak from Equiteq where he headed the global M & A team, giving him a real understanding of cross-border deals in the technology services and software sectors. He brings over 20 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and investors at every stage of their business evolution.

Nick also focuses on private equity coverage; having spent five years as a principal investing in SMEs at a French investment bank where he developed an understanding of the interface between entrepreneurs and ‘corporate’ lenders and investors – this knowledge is often key to creating value in transactions and giving good advice.

Nick says “Joining Silverpeak is a great opportunity for me to bring my experience and knowledge to a new team and work with a like-minded group of people who are passionate about technology businesses and share my dedication to unearthing the best solution for all stakeholders.”

Commenting on the appointment, Paddy MccGwire, Managing Partner, said “We are thrilled to have Nick join the team at this exciting time in our growth. He brings many years of experience in complementary sectors and has the energy and drive that we value in all our team members.”

New Partner – David Ford

Many of you will know David, who has been with Silverpeak for four years.

He has been promoted from his Managing Director role to join the Partner team.

His experience in both industry and advisory enables him to understand which buyers or investors would derive the greatest value from any given deal and what it takes to get deals done in the technology sector. David’s operational experience is within the telecoms, satellites, location services, sensors and precision engineering sectors.

David says, “I am delighted to be joining the growing Partner team and to continue delivering the best value deals to clients whilst working with such great people.”

Pietro Strada, Managing Partner, said, “David has real sector insight gleaned from many years as a leader in technology businesses, which he brings to his transactions and in generating value for stakeholders.”

New Marketing Director – Emma Payne

Emma has joined Silverpeak as a consultant Marketing Director. She brings a 25-year track record of delivering measurable and effective marketing solutions in professional services industries.

Having spent her early career at Arthur Andersen in both local and global marketing roles, Emma worked in a couple of PE-backed firms before becoming Marketing Director at Lyceum Capital (Horizon). Since 2005, Emma has worked independently with firms such as EY, Investec, Freshfields, Bowmark Capital, Catalyst (Alantra), Livingstone (Arrowpoint).

Emma says, “It is an exciting time to be joining the Silverpeak team as it expands and looks set for strong growth and opportunities in 2022 and beyond.”