Dr. Gunnar Plagge
Gunnar has over 20 years' experience in technology investments and advisory. Having
started his career with a German corporate finance boutique and at Lehman Brothers'
M&A team in London, Gunnar worked for several years as a Portfolio Manager at
Mercury Asset Management/Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (today Blackrock)
focusing on the emerging European equity technology sector and being an IPO
investor in companies like ARM, Infineon, Software AG and Autonomy.
During his tenure as a technology equity research analyst, Gunnar focused on enterprise software, IT services and the semiconductor sector, most recently at Citigroup as the Head of the European Technology Team in London. Gunnar was one of the few top 5 rated European analysts with a dual sector rating in the Institutional Investor poll. Between 2005 and 2007 Gunnar was Director and Founder of a VOIP operator based in Brazil. Gunnar studied in Germany and the United States earning a PhD in finance for an empirical study on equity valuation methods and the legitimation of values in mid-sized M&A transactions. He speaks German, English and Portuguese.