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17 deals and counting...

19 October 2017

It’s been one outstanding outcome after another following our merger earlier this year. Four brand new transactions bring our 2017 closed deals to date to an impressive 17.

July saw our teams advise Nordic private equity firm Altor on their acquisition of the renowned dubbing, sub-titling and access services company BTI Studios, owned by The Carlyle Group. Subsequently, Stella EOC advised Altor on a minority stake sale of BTI Studios to Shamrock Capital Advisors, the LA-based investors. Their expertise in the media, entertainment and communications sectors gives the company much improved US market access.

Against the Veryday/McKinsey and Brightstep/Accenture transaction backdrop, we also advised the leading German digital consultancy etventure on its sale to multinational EY. This deal allows EY to accelerate its own digital consultancy offering both in the DACH region and globally.

We’re also proud to announce our involvement in the partnering of Red Arrow with 10Fold, a newly-launched US TV production venture spearheaded by veteran producers Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk.

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Outstanding openings

27 September 2017

The continued success of Stella EOC relies purely on our people. We are now looking for more outstanding talent. For full description about the roles please follow the link below.

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Fundraising for Qred

13 July 2017

Stella EOC acted as sole advisor to Qred on its recent equity financing, that will be used to expand the loan book in existing and new markets.

Qred is a fast growing, Swedish fintech company which in a short period has established a position as the market leader in Sweden and Finland within short term online business loans to small companies.

"Stella EOC guided us through this rather complex process and showed great professionalism, dedication and creativity. Once finding the right investors for us, the Stella EOC team structured a quick and efficient negotiation process resulting in great terms for both us and the new investors” said Emil Sunvisson, CEO of Qred.

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Venture debt financing

5 July 2017

Completing its first transaction since the merging of the businesses of Stella Advisors and EOC Partners, Stella EOC acted as sole advisor to Syncron Holding, the main owner of Syncron International, on a USD 20m venture debt financing.

Founded in 1990, Syncron International is a leading provider of an aftermarket optimization SaaS suite comprising inventory, price and order management solutions, operating in Europe, North America and Asia.

Syncron Holding used the proceeds of the transaction to acquire an additional minority stake in Syncron International, thus becoming the company's majority owner while simplifying its overall shareholding structure.

"We are happy we are now in a great position to help the company realize its full potential and take it to the next level" said Christian Bryn, Board Member of Syncron Holding.

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Announcing Stella EOC

13 June 2017

Stella Advisors and EOC Partners today announce that they are merging their businesses to create one of the largest media and technology investment banking boutiques in Europe.

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NGDATA acquires Eccella

16 May 2017

Stella EOC acted as a sole advisor to NGDATA on its acquisition of Eccella.

Founded in 2012, NGDATA is an enterprise-grade big data and analytics software company backed by Idinvest Partners and SmartFin Capital, with offices in the US, Belgium and Asia-Pacific.

NGDATA has acquired Eccella, a US headquartered leader in building data-driven companies, to rapidly grow its presence in the UK and North America.

The combination will allow customers of both companies to benefit from expanded industry expertise and partners to leverage the combined global infrastructure of two leading data companies supporting their efforts to deliver solutions.

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New Fundraising

24 April 2017

Stella EOC advised Avalanche Studios on their fundraising from Nordisk Film, where Nordisk Film (part of Egmont Group) invested more than USD 10 million for a minority stake in the company.

Avalanche Studios is a Swedish video game developer founded in 2003 by Linus Blomberg and Christofer Sundberg. The Company creates games based on its unique, proprietary technology, and is the original creator of the Just Cause franchise, Mad Max or Renegade Ops among others.

The studio currently employs more than 270 people with offices in Stockholm and New York City.

The funds provided by Nordisk Film, the leading producer and distributor of films in the Nordic countries, will be used to accelerate the Avalanche Studio's growth in the international gaming market.