Alliance of International Corporate Advisors and eventurecat form strategic partnership

Press release, Berlin, October 29, 2013

  • eventurecat increases international cooperation and becomes part of the AICA network
  • Collaborates with M&A experts from the USA, Asia and Europe
  • Gains partners in San Francisco, New York, London, Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney

The Alliance of International Corporate Advisors (AICA) has granted exclusive membership to eventurecat GmbH Corporate Finance Advisors effective immediately. AICA is the international association of corporate finance consulting firms with a focus on middle-market tech companies. The consulting firms and investment banks of AICA are composed exclusively of experts in cross-border merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, venture capital financing, joint ventures and other strategic transactions.

Rob van Schaik, AICA President and partner at ICP Corporate Finance, Amsterdam, welcomes the new member: “We are very happy to have eventurecat as part of AICA. Being a well-established company in the German market, with a strong focus on the IT and media industry, eventurecat will definitely add value to our alliance and enhances our offering to our combined client base.”

Thomas Schröter, managing director of eventurecat, expects many benefits from the strategic partnership for eventurecat clients: “Almost all of our managed M&A transactions are international. In these transactions, we can now cooperate even more closely with international partners. Our clients will therefore have direct access to a worldwide network of potential buyers and investors.”

Schröter can look back on his more than a decade of cross-border transaction experience. He has also operated his own IT companies in the USA, France, the UK and India. He knows the benefits of international networks: “Personal relationships are critical for success in M&A. AICA offers an excellent base to maintain these relationships. With partners in San Francisco, New York, London, Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney, we are now optimally positioned for cross-border transactions. We look forward to getting to know each of our new partners at the coming meetings in Italy and the USA. During the thorough acceptance process, we were able to see for ourselves the alliance’s close cooperation. In recent months, eventurecat has already been involved on multiple international projects with AICA partners.”

Alliance of International Corporate Advisors (AICA)

AICA acts as an international association of corporate finance advisors and thus offers all the benefits of a global M&A consulting firm. AICA member companies are experts in cross-border corporate sales, mergers, acquisitions, capital raises, joint ventures and other strategic transactions. Their focus is on middle-market companies with enterprise values between five and 200 million US dollars.

The network connects more than 40 member companies with 200 professionals operating in more than 20 countries on five continents. AICA is particularly active in the Americas, Europe and Asia, both in developed countries and in emerging markets such as China, India, Brazil and Eastern Europe.

Since its founding in 2010, the alliance has executed numerous joint cross-border transactions. The reference projects of member companies include, among others, transactions with Agilent, AT&T, Digital Lightwave, GfK, Interscope, Neue Digitale and Qqest.

A special feature of AICA is the strict selection process for new member companies, which reviews reputation, relationships, proven track record, and knowledge of local markets.

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About eventurecat Corporate Finance Advisors

eventurecat is a leading corporate finance specialist for the IT, Internet and mobile industries in Germany. With in-depth industry know-how and entrepreneurial experience, eventurecat is able to assist companies comprehensively in M&A- and venture capital transactions. Since the company’s founding in 2003, eventurecat has advised more than 400 projects in the industry and has built up an international network of venture capital firms and strategic buyers.

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Björn Kunze
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eventurecat GmbH Corporate Finance Advisors
phone +49 30 7261323-14


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