Drake Star Partners London promotes Kasper Kruse Petersen to Partner

07 February 2018 Authored by Consultancy.uk

International M&A consultancy Drake Star Partners has promoted Kasper Kruse Petersen to Partner in the firm’s London office.

Kasper Kruse Petersen joined the firm’s London office as a Principal in 2013, and has led the closing of six transactions focused on FinTech and marketing technology, with most notably the private placements for Tradeshift and ZappiStore, and Dialogue’s sale to CLX Communications. Since joining, Kruse Petersen also led the London team of analysts and associates in their day-to-day operations.

Prior to joining Drake Star Partners, a corporate finance consulting firm with ten offices globally formed through the merger between Redwood Capital and LD&A Jupiter, the Dane Kruse Petersen worked for the M&A wing of RBS for six years and over five years for Nordea Markets, the international markets operation of Scandinavian banking group Nordea. 

Kasper Kruse Petersen, Partner

Commenting on his promotion, Kruse Petersen said: “London is at the helm of a digital revolution, harnessing the very best from robo-advisory solutions or programmatic native advertising.” His statement is backed by recent research by Deloitte and All Street Research, which found that London is indeed the best placed hub globally for FinTech service and investment, ahead of Singapore and New York. 

He added, “For the past five years, we have been at the centre of this technological revolution in FinTech and marketing technology, working with exciting digital growth companies. I am thrilled to have my work at Drake Star recognised at this level and look forward to building on our sector expertise.” 

Since launching in 2004, Drake Star Partners completed over 300 transactions, of which 70% had a cross-border character. The firms London office is based in Mayfair, with other hubs located in New York, London, Paris, Munich, San Francisco (opened in October 2017), Los Angeles, Berlin, Amsterdam, Geneva and Tokyo.

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