Global investment bank GCA Altium has announced Adrian Reed as the new head of its Manchester office to lead the growing team of 21.
Having joined GCA Altium in 2000 as a graduate, Reed has been managing director at the firm since 2012. He specialises in technology focused transactions and has led many notable deals in recent years, including the sale of predictive analytics software business Mobysoft to ECI in October, the acquisition of cybersecurity business TitanHQ by Livingbridge and the AIM IPO of indie gaming business Team 17. He also led the investment in Tonic Games – publisher of recent chart-topping “Fall Guys” – from Synova, as well as the sale of semiconductor services business Westerwood Global to Perwyn.
GCA Altium’s Manchester team comprises 21 professionals and is one of the largest dedicated M&A advisory teams outside of London. In his new role, Reed will lead the team through the next phase of growth.
Reed, who currently sits on the GCA Altium European Strategic Board, is also joining the firm’s UK board as a director.
Phil Adams, CEO of GCA Altium, said: “Adrian is perfectly placed to lead our Manchester office. He combines outstanding integrity with drive, intensity and deep sector knowledge and represents the epitome of what we are about as a business, serving his local market while leveraging our global platform by collaborating closely with our global colleagues, in particular the US, on technology deals.”
Adrian Reed, managing director and head of Manchester at GCA Altium, said: “It is a pleasure and great honour to have the opportunity to lead the exceptionally talented and driven Manchester office. Over the last few years, the GCA Altium business has gone from strength to strength and we have unwavering ambition to continue this growth over the coming years.”
GCA has 25 offices in 14 countries across Europe, the US and Asia and has completed over 100 deals since lockdown, many of which have been in Adrian’s core sector, technology.