Oliver Parker joins Alantra's technology sector team as a partner

28 April 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Alantra has strengthened its technology sector practice in the UK with senior hire Oliver Parker.

Appointed a partner, Oliver Parker will work closely with Alantra’s other partners of the practice James Chapman-Andrews and Richard Sanders to expand its footprint and offerings in the technology landscape, with a focus on the software and IT services sub-sectors. He brings more than 15 years of M&A experience and 40 transactions across the tech scene to the 550-strong international financial advisory firm. 

Notable recent transactions Parker worked on include advising on the acquisition of Totalmobile by Bowmark Capital, the sale of Contino to Cognizant and the sale of Masternaut to Michelin. 

Oliver Parker, Partner, Alantra

The technology sector is one of Alantra’s key industry verticals. In the last twelve months, the sector team completed over 30 deals working with mid-sized businesses, corporates and financial sponsors.

“Our team is strategically located across key technology markets worldwide, ensuring deep sector expertise is combined with local senior-led transaction advice on all our mandates. This marries well with the needs of our technology clients and Oliver brings significant industry and transaction expertise to the team. We are delighted that he has joined Alantra,” said Chapman-Andrews.

London-based Parker joins the firm from Arma Partners, a corporate finance advisory dedicated to the digital landscape. Prior to Arma Partners, he was a member of the technology team at investment bank William Blair.

“I believe Alantra is uniquely positioned to capitalise on the significant market opportunity around technology, where there is a need for deep sector coverage, a global footprint and buyer access as well as the ability to offer products across M&A, strategic advisory and financing, both debt and equity. I am hugely excited about getting started and working alongside the team,” said Parker on his new challenge.

Recent deals Alantra closed in the UK include advising Pangaea on its buyout backed by Inflexion investment, and advising the shareholders and management of Sigma Sports on their deal with investor Primary Capital.