Silverpeak appoints Simon Walker as Chairman

Silverpeak, the technology investment bank, today announced the appointment of respected lawyer Simon Walker as Chairman.

Until recently, Simon was a partner in the Corporate Technology Group at international law firm, Taylor Wessing. He brings experience to Silverpeak of growing a large professional services business well positioned in the technology sector.

He joined Taylor Wessing in 1997 where he established its venture capital practice. He has advised on numerous international company sales and acquisitions, as well as venture capital investments, both for funds and companies. Simon initiated and led the setting up of offices in Cambridge and Shoreditch to capitalise on opportunities in the technology sector.

Simon regularly speaks at conferences, has served as Member of Advisory Board – Europe of Cleantech Network LLC and as a member of the British Venture Capital Association’s Venture Capital Committee.

“We are delighted to have such a well-respected professional, who has been instrumental in growing Taylor Wessing into a superb tech focused law firm, join our team. Simon will play a key role in Silverpeak’s continued expansion” said Jean-Michel Deligny, Managing Director at Silverpeak.

Simon commented: “It is a real pleasure to join the Silverpeak team at such an exciting time. I have known them for many years and always admired the advice and service they provide. I am very much looking forward to being involved in Silverpeak’s growth.”

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