Tofte & Company is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic alliance with AGC Partners (“AGC”), one of the leading global technology investment banks with an established track record in technology M&A and growth equity financing. Under this strategic alliance, Tofte & Company will be AGC’s technology investment banking partner in the Nordics and expects the combined capabilities of both firms will facilitate increasing cross border opportunities between Nordic technology growth companies and investors and strategic buyers in North America and Europe.
Benefits for Tofte & Company and its clients
Since inception in 2013, Tofte & Company has become the leading technology focused independent corporate advisory firms in the Nordics. Tofte & Company has developed a reputation as the preeminent adviser to technology growth companies in the Nordics with a partner team that have completed more than 400 transactions across private capital, capital markets advisory (eg. IPOs) and M&A. Tofte & Company believes that the strategic alliance with AGC will uniquely position Tofte & Company to provide global technology investment banking capabilities combined with leading local coverage, service and support to technology growth companies in the Nordics that are institutional size and quality.
The relationship with AGC will further enhance Tofte & Company’s access to strategic acquirers and investors in US and Europe as well as proprietary market intelligence and industry content. This is particularly relevant in the context of running sell side M&A or capital raising processes.
Thomas Tofte, Managing Partner at Tofte & Company, commented “Over the last 5 years Tofte & Company has been fortunate to advise some of the most exciting technology growth companies in the Nordics and believes that there will be an increasing universe of companies that will attract international capital and interest from especially US based strategic acquirers. We are excited to partner with AGC to extend our global full-service technology focused investment banking capabilities to clients in the Nordics.”
Ben Howe, CEO of AGC Partners, commented “AGC has built a leading global technology investment banking platform and has a consistent track record of being one of the most active deal markers in the sector. The relationship with Tofte & Company will provide AGC with a partner that has market leading coverage in the Nordic region and access to opportunities for our strategic and investor clients. The combination of our capabilities should be a compelling proposition for technology companies in the region.”
Background on AGC Partners
AGC has consistently ranked as the most active boutique bank dedicated solely to tech, having completed more than 360 M&A and growth equity transactions since inception in 2003. AGC has 50 professionals, including 20 partners, with offices in Boston (headquarters), Silicon Valley, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Atlanta and London. AGC has strong relationships with technology investors and over 1,000 global strategic buyers and technology investors across North America, Europe, and Asia.
AGC has experience and in-depth domain knowledge across all key technology sub-sectors including:
- Application Software
- Defence Technology
- Digital Media / Internet
- Energy & Industrial Tech
- Healthcare IT & Life Sciences
- Infrastructure / Cloud
- Internet of Things
- Mobility Solutions
- Tech-Enabled Services