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GCA Altium appoints two new MDs

Global investment bank GCA Altium has announced a series of promotions across its UK offices, with Dominic Orsini and David Edwards both becoming Managing Directors in Manchester.

Since joining GCA Altium in 2012, Dominic has been involved in a number of high-profile software and tech-enabled services transactions. During the last six months he has advised on the secondary buyouts of Mobysoft from Livingbridge and CIPHR from LDC, as well as on Eque2 securing investment from WestBridge.
David joined GCA Altium in 2009, and over the last 12 years has established a leading role in deal origination at the firm. He now leads a national function focusing on sourcing and securing new transactions across the UK and internationally and has been responsible for originating transactions across a range of sectors including technology, digital media, e-commerce and business services.
Alongside the new Managing Directors, GCA Altium has announced two further Director promotions. In Manchester, Tom Battersby will take on the role, while Declan O’Connor has been made a Director in London. Tom has completed a wide variety of deals since joining GCA Altium in 2014, across both buy-side and sell-side M&A and private equity transactions, as well as carve outs and public company takeovers. During his nine years with the firm, Declan has focused on technology transactions, advising both private equity and corporate clients across a range of deal types.
As part of the round of promotions, the firm has also made Matthew Furness and Gabrielle Worrall Vice Presidents in its Manchester office, while Jamie Noble has taken on the Associate position in London.
These promotions follow a busy 2020 for GCA Altium. Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK team had a really strong year, beating its 2019 performance. Globally, GCA Altium completed over 160 transactions across its international offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
Phil Adams, Chief Executive at GCA Altium, says: “All of the promotions announced today have been richly deserved for the outstanding work that they have produced for the firm and our clients. The promotions also highlight the excellent staff retention that we as a business continue to cultivate. With both our Managing Director and Director promotions involving individuals that have been at the firm for nearly a decade or more, this evidences our fantastic company culture, and I look forward to building on this with each of them in their new roles.”

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