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Baker Tilly GDA: corporate finance firm with expertise in the technology sector


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BY : Samuel RegatoFebruary Wed, 2021
Baker Tilly GDA is a technology corporate finance company formed by a great team of specialists that will help you in the whole process of buying and selling companies.

Baker Tilly GDA is a corporate finance firm with expertise in the technology sector that differentiates itself from other firms due to its strong technology focus. We have an M&A offering specialising in the technology sector with a European focus and we are recurrently ranked in the top 10 in the mid and small market at international, European and Spanish level.




 

Baker Tilly GDA, corporate finance firm, in the top 3 in the technology sector.

Baker Tilly is currently the third largest mid-market M&A advisor in the technology sector in Spain: 

Baker Tilly GDA: corporate finance firm with expertise in the technology sector

The image, which refers to the ranking obtained from the TTR source, shows the 3 consultancies/consultancies that have closed the most deals in Spain in 2020 in the technology sector.

Specifically, our firm closed a total of 4 acquisitions during 2020, despite the difficult time we are going through due to covid-19.

Among the deals we have closed in recent years are the following two operations:


Two of our most outstanding deals:

Accel-KKR acquires Endalia

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As we already talked about it, in one of our post previousthe most recent transaction, on which the Baker Tilly Corporate Finance team advised, was the acquisition of Endalia by Accel-KKR.  

On this occasion, Baker Tilly has advised the acquiring party in what has been its first investment in Spain in a sector we are already familiar with: human capital management and payroll software.  

Given the fragmentation of the human capital management and payroll landscape in Spain, Accel-KKR, is pursuing complementary M&A and consolidation targets primarily in Spain.Potential fits include consolidation in the human capital management space, payroll oriented software and services and learning management software for employee training.


Provindence joins Imaweb

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In 2019 it was agreed to sell Imaweba software company focused on the automotive dealership market, to Providence, the world's largest industry-focused private equity firm, with approximately $ 40 billion AUM (assets under management) and a primary focus on education, communications, media and information technology. 

In the transaction Baker Tilly advised the selling party's shareholders.  

The two successful deals mentioned in this post, as well as our track record, are a reflection of the great expertise that Baker Tilly Corporate Finance has in the technology sector. Our current position is another step towards achieving our mission: to become the European leader in the mid-market.  

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Our team of market analysis specialists is continuously analyzing the investments of the most active markets in the industry in order to unceasingly contribute ideas of the current market situation and identify the most relevant trends for senior management. We integrate the most relevant sources of information which allows us to discover the most interesting companies for venture capital and similarly helps us to identify the investors with the highest probability of involvement in an M&A process to ensure the success of our sell-side operations.

The reports and deductions of our advisors provide a broad view of the sector, both geographically and from the complementary or adjacent markets perspective.
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Advanced data anlytics is a weapon". Intelfin is an artificial intelligence tool we use for investing and creating value in SMEs through competitive analytics and the enterprise environment.

IntelFin consists of a cognitive system, which, through the application of advanced analytical technologies, facilitates the automation of investment and financing decisions in the field of non-listed companies and especially SMEs in high-growth sectors.

The information related to these companies is characterized by their lack of transparency and heterogeneity; thus, it is necessary to develop an advanced analysis which is as much predictive as prescriptive and is developed in a natural language custom, suitable to obtain greater clarity and knowledge of the investment scope.

The IntelFin system focuses especially on analyzing the variables that define and influence the competitive environment of a sector and the positioning of a company, analyzing their influence on future value creation. Therefore, IntelFin supports strategic decision-making to senior management by resolving questions such as:

¿What are my competitors' priorities, strategies and expansion plans? Who's my competition? Which competitor is most likely to grow at a higher rate?
Which areas of activity/business models will receive the most investment? Which sectors are most attractive to investors?
Which companies are going to experience the most growth in the near future? Which companies are most likely to receive investment or be acquired?
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We have developed training programs in an innovative set-up which guarantees our teams the acquisition of technical competences both in the field of corporate finance and in the field of psychology, that is much needed when it comes to negotiation processes.

We have a culture of continuous improvement of our processes, closely related to the use of information systems that allow the enhancement of internal communication between our teams, as well as external communication with our customers. Hence, we extend best practices identified internally in an efficient and rapid manner among our members.

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