20 Oct 2016

Globalscope Partners Ltd., an international M&A network, is pleased to announce the successful expansion of its international partner base to 51 members in 41 countries.

At the 20th semi-annual conference, hosted by Allegiance Capital Corporation, more than 65 delegates met in Dallas to discuss deal opportunities, hear from local industry and M&A experts, and develop the network.  Allegiance prepared an outstanding program which included an extravagant Texas cowboy-themed blue jeans dinner/dance giving all participants a real taste of Dallas.  Guest speakers included Dr. Ray Perryman, President & CEO of The Perryman Group, an economic research and analysis firm, who gave an introduction to Texas and U.S. economy; and Robert Dye, Senior VP and Chief Economist at Comercial Bank who talked about the state of the U.S. economy.  In sector meetings, the markets and deal opportunities of specific sectors were discussed.

David J. Mahmood, chairman and founder of Allegiance Capital, stated, “we’re on the verge of the greatest transfer of wealth in our nation’s history, so it’s a great time for Dallas to be selected as the host city for Globalscope’s M&A conference.  We’re honored to be part of it – and we’re going to make sure each of our members gets a Texas-sized welcome.”

The following six observer firms attended the conference and were all voted in and welcomed as new members: 

  • Atout Capital from France
  • Grubisic & Partners from Croatia
  • MelCap Partners from the United States
  • Brooks and Houghton from the United States
  • Fieldstone Africa from South Africa
  • EV Consulting from Armenia

Rodolphe Ossola, Atout Capital, said, “joining Globalscope represents a very exciting project for Atout Capital. We are looking forward to sharing business opportunities with talented M&A professionals all around the world for the benefit of our clients and offering a gateway for France, a land of opportunity.”

Andrej Grubišić, Managing Partner of Grubišić & Partners, stated, “we are pleased and excited about joining the Globalscope family! After attending a deal day in Munich as an observer it was clear to us that the network’s capability of originating and executing cross border deals in the mid-market is unprecedented. Becoming part of a group of closely-linked professionals present on 6 continents is encouraging and extremely motivating for our team. We look forward to even greater number of closed deals!”

Al Melchiorre, President and Founder of MelCap Partners, commented, “MelCap Partners is excited about joining the Globalscope partnership.  We are honoured to be a part of this partnership and network of M&A deal professionals.  We believe that this expanded worldwide coverage through the Globalscope partnership will be of tremendous value to our clients.  The network of professionals within the organization is very impressive, with considerable talent across the globe.  We look forward to further building upon the relationships that were established during the Dallas conference, and working on future cross-border deals with our new partners.”

Kevin Centofanti, President, of Brooks, Houghton & Company, stated, “we are honoured to be accepted by the members of Globalscope and to be one of a select few firms in the United States to represent the organization.  Brooks, Houghton has been seeking an international platform to provide increasingly global capabilities to our clients.  Based on our analysis, we determined that Globalscope offered the geographic coverage and expertise to enable us to navigate key deal markets in the world.  We look forward to working with the Globalscope members by sharing market intelligence and discussing active investment banking transactions."

Jason Harlan, Chief Executive Officer of Fieldstone Africa, commented, “we are excited about joining Globalscope and being part of its expansion. Our shared belief in premium service, independence and strong execution skills make Globalscope a fitting platform to bring our African opportunities to the rest of the world. We look forward to interfacing with the Globalscope network."

Sona Grigoryan, Junior Partner at EV Consulting, commented, “this was a very important milestone in our firm’s development strategy; we are currently internationalizing our operations and moving towards a bigger role of corporate finance in our project portfolio. Our internationalization strategy is supported by our offices in Yerevan and Moscow. It will be of great value for our firm to tap into the expertise and network of Globalscope. We are excited to start the collaboration.”

Russell D’Alba, Paramax Corporation, United States, celebrated his first conference as Globalscope President.  Mr. D’Alba, stated, “it is a privilege and honor to continue the exceptional legacy of past presidents, including the expansive growth under Immediate Past President, Michael Moritz, from Germany.  It is my goal as President to foster an even stronger network and create a more efficient organizational structure, for the benefit of all Globalscope members.  We welcome our six new members and are pleased to have an exceptionally large group in attendance, as it shows the positive momentum of our ever expanding network.”

Globalscope welcomed newly elected board members:

For transaction performance in the last six months, Globalscope awarded the following member firms:

  • MOST ACTIVE MEMBER:  CatCap – 11 deals
  • LARGEST DEAL:  Silverpeak, for the Magic Pony Technology sale to Twitter
  • GLOBALSCOPE FLAGSHIP DEAL: (involving Globalscope members on both sides of the transaction):  Summa Capital & RB Partners

The next Globalscope conference will be held in Milan, Italy in March 2017.

Please  visit  Globalscope for  a  full  list  of  Globalscope’s member firms and locations.