Oakland Partners provides
M&A and Strategic
Advisory Services
to High Tech Companies.

Oakland Partners is a London-based advisory firm focused on cross border M&A transactions and strategic advisory services to High-Tech growth companies.

We actively support entrepreneurs to build top leading High-Tech companies and worldwide leaders. Our Partners advised companies for M&A transactions and Private Placements and Corporate strategy for the last 20 years.

We work with CEO’s to select top European, US, and Asian Funds and Strategic Corporate investors.

01.

EXPERIENCE

Sharp International Team with operational experience in Hi-Tech International Businesses such as Cisco, Oracle, VMware, RIM, Capgemini, CGI, Valeo, Reuters, Fidelity.

02.

KNOW HOW

Proven expertise in building International leading Companies: from Business Plan, Business Development, Go-to-Market Strategies, Fundraising to M&A.

03.

ENGAGEMENT

Strong engagement with top US, European and Asian VC and Private Equity Funds, and ICT Corporations.

04.

EXECUTION

Our success as a Corporate Finance firm is ultimately measured by the $1.5Bn in cumulated transactions done to date by our Partners in Private Placement and M&A operations.

Oakland Partners’ professionals have participated in M&A and Private Placements in the following sectors:

• Future Mobility
• FinTech
• InsurTech
• Cybersecurity
• MedTech / BioTech
• Homeland Security
• Big Data

• Artificial Intelligence
• SaaS
• Machine Learning
• Communication

and Collaboration Technologies

• Enterprise Software
• IT Services

• Cloud Infrastructure
• Semiconductor
• E-Commerce
• Energy Transition
• MarTech
• Sustainable Food
• Responsible Consumer

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London
Baruk Pilo, Managing Partner.

Baruk is the Founder and Managing Partner of Oakland Partners. Baruk has over 19 years of international M&A advisory experience and a very strong track record of technology transactions, including exits in both Europe and Israeli companies to US acquirers.

Baruk’s industries of expertise are:
FinTech, InsurTech, Cybersecurity and Homeland Security, Big Data, Mobile/Wireless, Cloud, SaaS, Storage and Communications Networks.
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London
Baruk Pilo, Managing Partner.

Baruk is the Founder and Managing Partner of Oakland Partners. Baruk has over 19 years of international M&A advisory experience and a very strong track record of technology transactions, including exits in both Europe and Israeli companies to US acquirers.
Baruk’s industries of expertise are:
FinTech, InsurTech, Cybersecurity and Homeland Security, Big Data, Mobile/Wireless, Cloud, SaaS, Storage and Communications Networks.
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Paris
Fabrice Alliany, Board Advisor.

Fabrice is based in Paris and is advising Oakland Partners’ in Its Venture Debt Financing practice. With over 20 years of experience at firms such as Kepler, Natixis, Rabobank and BNP Paribas, he brings his unique expertise in debt financing for small- and mid-caps.

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Berlin
Christian Hindre, Venture Partner.

Christian joined Oakland Partners in Paris in early 2019 after having spent the last 25 years in the Software Industry at major vendors: Oracle, VMware and Flexera. In the last 15 years, Christian held many Senior Management roles and managed to grow European sales teams successfully.

Christian brings his focus on M&A and Investment to Software, FinTech and FoodTech companies with the desire to grow global champions in Europe. Read more

Berlin
Christian Hindre, Venture Partner.

Christian joined Oakland Partners in Paris in early 2019 after having spent the last 25 years in the Software Industry at major vendors: Oracle, VMware and Flexera. In the last 15 years, Christian held many Senior Management roles and managed to grow European sales teams successfully.
Christian brings his focus on M&A and Investment to Software, FinTech and FoodTech companies with the desire to grow global champions in Europe. Read more

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Paris
Emmanuel Roger, Venture Partner.

Emmanuel has over 25 years of experience in Corporate Investments and M&A, International Sales and Business Development gained from his roles at Nortel, Cisco and Nokia.
He is the team’s cyber expert, with a focus on all things Cybersecurity, Cyber-Defence, Networking and Cloud Infrastructure.

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London & Barcelona
Toni Bonet, Venture Partner.

Toni has over 25 years experience having held CEO positions for Fortune 300 (ADP) and Startup Tech companies, as well as an extensive background in advising on Private Equity deals for the likes of KKR, CVC and Silverlake.

He is also the Founding Partner of the pledge fund Endra Capital with over 20 investments.
Toni is focused on Software, Services, Impact, FinTech, Healthcare and Mobility.

London & Barcelona
Toni Bonet, Venture Partner.

Toni has over 25 years experience having held CEO positions for Fortune 300 (ADP) and Startup Tech companies, as well as an extensive background in advising on Private Equity deals for the likes of KKR, CVC and Silverlake.
He is also the Founding Partner of the pledge fund Endra Capital with over 20 investments.
Toni is focused on Software, Services, Impact, FinTech, Healthcare and Mobility.

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Berlin
Juan-Carlos Guzman-Hidalgo, Partner.

Juan-Carlos joined the team along with Javier to lead our Berlin office. Having previously worked at World Bank Group, he brings over 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance and Business Development.

Juan-Carlos is focused on FinTech, InsurTech, Future Mobility, Sustainability and AgriTech in the DACH region.
Juan-Carlos joined the team to lead our Berlin office.

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Tel-Aviv
Michel Malka, Partner.

Michel has over 30 years’ experience in Sales, Software, IT and Consulting Services. He focuses on M&A and investment activities in Israel.

Michel’s industries of expertise are:
Automotive, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

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Tel-Aviv
Michel Malka, Partner.

Michel has over 30 years’ experience in Sales, Software, IT and Consulting Services. He focuses on M&A and investment activities in Israel.
Michel’s industries of expertise are:
Automotive, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

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London
Maria Hadjiloizou, Vice President.

Maria brings over 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing, having held several positions in Real Estate Funds and Companies.

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London
Fearghus Barkley, Associate.

Fearghus is our M&A Analyst in London, having joined the team in 2018 following roles at Rooks Nest Ventures and the FinTech50.
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London
Fearghus Barkley, Associate.

Fearghus is our M&A Analyst in London, having joined the team in 2018 following roles at Rooks Nest Ventures and the FinTech50.
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Tel-Aviv
Yohan Fereres, FinTech Analyst.

Yohan provides expertise in quantitative analysis, R&D algorithms and AI having previously worked at Credit Mutuel and Bellone Invest.

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M&A Process.
Are you ready?

01.

Preparation
3 weeks

• Review Client existing materials.
• Build Financial Model.
• Prepare Teaser.
• Build the Information Memorandum.
• Finalise Buyers list.
• Compile Due Diligence materials for

the Data Room.
02.

Buyers Contact
6 weeks

• Contact potential Buyers.
• Respond to initial inquiries from

Buyers.

• Distribute NDAs & Executive

Summary.

• Screen initial interest, including price

valuation, terms and structure.

• Coordinate initial meetings &

conference calls, site visits.
03.

Deal Negotiations
3 weeks

• Organize visits.
• Provide key terms guidance.
• Negotiate with interested Buyers.
• Finalise Letter of Intent (LOI) with

preferred Buyers.
04.

LOI to Close
4 weeks

• Begin formal Due Diligence process.
• Help draft and negotiate definitive

Stock Purchase Agreement (SPA)
and related deal documentation.

Partners’ Transactions.

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Efalia, France
Software: Enterprise Content Management
Investor: BNP Paribas Développement

Private Placement

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Mediktor, Spain
MedTech: AI Medical Assistant
Investors: MTIP AG & Alta Life Sciences

Private Placement: $13M

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BusUp, Spain
Mobility: B2B Corporate Mobility Services
Investors: AutoTech Ventures, Liil Ventures & Proeza Ventures

Private Placement: $8M

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dott, Netherlands
Mobility: Electric scooter sharing company
Investors: EQT Ventures, Expon Capital, Felix Capital, FJ Labs, Prosus Ventures & DN Capital

Private Placement: $34M

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AkinovA, UK
InsurTech: Electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of insurance risk
Investors: MS&AD Ventures, FJ Labs, Hiscox, Plug&Play and FinTLV

Private Placement

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Mobeewave, Canada
FinTech: Contactless Payment acceptance for mobile phones
Investors: Forestay Capital, Samsung Venture Investment, NewAlpha and Mastercard

Private Placement: $22.5M

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HRT, Italy
Meeting Solutions: Wireless USB and Content Sharing
M&A: Acquired by Biamp Systems

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HedgeGuard, France
FinTech: Portfolio Management Software and Middle Office service solutions for Asset Managers and Hedge funds
Sale of Strategic Assets to a US Financial Markets company in New York

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Okena, USA
Security: Desktop protection
M&A: Acquired by Cisco – $154M

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VPSA, France
Fund of Fund: €100M

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Italtel, Italy
Telecommunications Equipment
LBO with Advent International: €90M

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Perfigo, USA
Security: Access Control
Acquired by Cisco Systems

M&A: Acquired by Cisco Systems – $75M

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Digiquant, Denmark
Billing Software for Mobile Operators
Investors: Index, Cisco Systems, Vertex, General Atlantic

Private Placement: $73M

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Protego Networks, USA
Security: Security Monitoring
M&A: Acquired by Cisco Systems – $65M

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KiSS Technology, Denmark
Consumer Electronics
M&A: Acquired by Cisco Systems – $61M

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Teliris, USA
Video Conferencing
Private Placement: $40M

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Riverhead Networks, USA
DDoS Security Solutions
M&A: Acquired by Cisco Systems – $39M

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Vihana, USA
Semi-conductor: Deep packet inspection
M&A: Acquired by Cisco Systems – $30M

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Jobpartners, UK
HR Software
M&A: Acquired by Oracle – $27M

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Index Ventures, UK / Switzerland
Fund of Fund: $20M

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VirtualLogix, France
Mobile Virtualisation and Security
Investors: Atlas Venture, Index Ventures, Cisco Systems

Private Placement: $12M

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Psionic Software, USA
Security: Intrusion Detection
M&A: Acquired by Cisco Systems – $12M

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Stantum, France
Semi-conductor: Multi-touch screen technology
Investors: Innovation Capital, XAnge and Auriga Partners

Private Placement: €10M

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IP Access, UK
Mobile Investors: Cisco Systems, Amadeus Capital, Intel Capital and Scottish Equity Partners
Private Placement: $10M

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SynerScope, Netherlands
Big Data: FinTech, InsurTech, AI and ML
Investors: Mangrove Capital Partners

Private Placement

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Wengo, France
P2P Online Services
Investors: Ventech and SFR

Private Placement

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Dialcom Networks, Spain
Unified Communications & Collaboration
Investors: Mangrove Capital Partners

M&A: Acquired by ClearOne Inc.

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AlienVault, Spain
Open-source Security Management Software
Investors: Adara Ventures

Private Placement

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Spatial View, Germany
3D Mobile Video
Investor: Family Office

Private Placement

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AeroScout, Canada
WiFi Location Software
Investors: Cisco Systems, Pitango Venture Capital and Star Ventures

Private Placement

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Exanet, Israel
Network Attached Storage
Strategic advisory services

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Imperva, Israel
Data Security Appliance
Strategic advisory services

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Promisec, Israel
Endpoint Security Software
Strategic advisory services

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Decell Technologies, Israel
Road Traffic Information
Strategic advisory services

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Bsafe, USA
Security and Compliance Software
Strategic advisory services

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Tufin, Israel
Security Lifecycle Management
Strategic advisory services

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Meiosys, France
Data Centre Virtualisation Software
Investors: Cisco Systems, BayTech Venture Capital, Alven Capital, Partech and Omnes Capital
Private Placement

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Digia, Finland
Mobile Terminals and Applications
Investors: Cisco Systems, Investor AB, Eqvitec Partners, Sonera, Sony, Intel and GE

Private Placement

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Allegro Systems, Inc, USA
Security: VPN
M&A: Acquired by Cisco Systems – $181M

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Moni Technologies, UK
FinTech: Mobile Money Transfer platform
M&A: Acquired by Prepay Nation

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Matrix, France
Enterprise Software: Customer Relationship Management platform
M&A: Acquired by the MedTech Group

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Ledger, France
Blockchain: Security solutions for Cryptocurrency and Blockchain applications
Investors: MAIF Avenir, CapHorn Invest, Xange, Digital Currency Group, Kima Ventures and The Whittemore Collection

Private Placement: $8M

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MatchTune, France
MusicTech: AI Music- Technology
Investors: Bpifrance and OneRagtime

Private Placement

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