Stella Advisors and EOC Partners combine to form Stella EOC
Stella Advisors and EOC Partners are merging their businesses to create one of the largest media and technology investment banking boutiques in Europe.
Stella EOC will bring deeper, even more powerful coverage right across the high growth tech and media sectors, and will bring highly relevant M&A advisory services to the dynamic and fast-paced markets where tech and media are currently converging, all to the benefit of both new and existing clients. Stella EOC will employ over 40 experienced bankers and will be one of the largest media and tech teams in Europe whilst keeping a boutique culture that ensures senior attention to clients and extensive sector understanding.
Both firms have built an exceptional track record having together advised on more than 200 high-profile transactions together over the past 16 years, covering media & entertainment, enterprise software, IT services, ecommerce, communications and technology sectors.
Stella EOC will provide clients with exceptional global coverage from the leading tech and media hubs in London, Stockholm, Berlin, Lausanne and Palo Alto. The expertise of the extended team will also strengthen the firm’s wealth management and principal investment businesses.
“We have known the EOC team for a long time. Stella EOC creates a very strong platform, with extensive sector coverage. Our geographical coverage is also a perfect match,” says Fredrik Malmberg, co-founder and Partner at Stella Advisors.
“M&A activity across our sectors is ever increasing both in volume and value terms and Stella EOC will be a sizable European player and a leader in the Nordics,” says Kristoffer Källeskog, co-founder and Partner at EOC.
“This is a great combination and brings great new opportunities for our advisory investment businesses operating across all our industry sectors,” says Henrik Sundberg, co-founder and Partner at Stella Advisors.
“The team at Stella has a tremendous record in media, internet and technology investment banking and I know that together we will create truly outstanding outcomes for our clients across Europe and worldwide,” says EOC co-founder and Partner Martyn Macpherson.