GP Bullhound / Mooreland Partners thoughts?

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Hi, I am currently at a mid-market investment bank in London such as Jefferies, William Blair etc.. and have recently been contacted by a recruiter at one of Mooreland Partners / GP Bullhound regarding a potential move.

I was wondering if anyone had any insight into places like GP Bullhound or Mooreland Partners in general i.e. how they compare with other tech M&A boutiques such as Qatalyst Partners, Arma Partners or other M&A firms such as Jefferies / William Blair in the tech sector (i.e. would it be a step down to move one a bank such as one of these to a place like Mooreland Partners or GP Bullhound). More specifically (if possible) an insight into GP Bullhound / Mooreland Partners in London would be great.

Would appreciate any info.

Thanks

Comments (4)

Mar 15, 2019

No word on specifically GP Bullhound London, but I worked in one of the Offices in the US and it was a pretty good ride. It's a smaller shop here but London, as you know, is the HQ so ops is there (which is really helpful when things like printers break & expenses need to be done).

From what I took away from it the bank was a volume shop. Deals were never really over $100m from what I saw / heard through the weekly meetings, but we would have about 6 or 7 projects going at any one time.

Def Qatalyst Partners > GP Bullhound to answer that one.

You can take a look at their software perspectives/research here: https://www.gpbullhound.com/research/global-softwa... Good luck & I hope it helps!

Mar 16, 2019

Thank you for your reply!

How did you find the work itself? My worry of going to a very small boutique would be the inefficiencies when it comes to performing administration work that the compliance/finance/personal assistant/IR team would normally do such as filling out long forms in relation to transactions, performing regulation / due diligence checks on clients, admin etc..

Are you able to offer any insight into this?

Thank you.

Mar 15, 2019

I mean all the KYC / DD stuff was standard when I was there. In terms of infra you'll be in the HQ city so inefficiencies will be minimized. I was a Summer Analyst so all the admin work I had to do was really just expense reports which were seamless until the end of my time there.

Mar 16, 2019