Dr. Gunnar Plagge

Director

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.

Dr. Richard Windsor

Senior Advisor

Dr Richard Windsor (CFA) is an independent researcher specializing in the digital and mobile ecosystem and the proprietor at Radio Free Mobile (RFM) which analyses the mobile handset and the handset software space. RFM helps clients understand and evaluate the players in the digital ecosystem and has subscribers in the handset, telecom operator, semiconductor industry and internet industries.

During his 11 years at Nomura Securities, Richard focused on the equity coverage of the Global Technology sector in Equities. He covered Global Telecom Equipment as a lead analyst and included Nokia, Motorola, Lucent, Qualcomm, Ericsson, Filtronic, Alcatel-Lucent among his company coverage and became an industry leader in the field of handset software. He was regularly consulted by small companies, start-ups, VCs and the like for strategic input and views on where both the mobile phone industry and the handset software space.

Robert Ruegemer

Senior Advisor

Robert has more than 20 years experience in Structured Finance and Capital Markets. Before founding InfraEnergy Advisers in 2014, Robert was a partner at a leading German Corporate Finance firm. Previous experience include senior capital market positions with Deutsche Bank, Ambac und WestLB.

Robert received an MBA from Universitat Wuppertal, holds a Maitrise Sciences Economique from Universite Pantheon-Sorbonne (Paris) and studied at Birmingham University.

Deep Domain Experience

GHz Partners combines first rate sector research with proven execution capability to ensure the best results.We possess deep understanding of the dynamics of the European software market and capitalize on an array of strong partnerships to create value for our clients.

Tailored Processes

We design bespoke processes to fit each client's unique situation. Key considerations include shareholder dynamics, specific market dynamics and competitive sensitivities, as well as micro-level idiosyncrasies characteristic of client's company.No two deals are alike, so we invest considerable time up front understanding our clients' businesses and designing processes to deliver the optimal results.We work with clients through all stages of a transaction, including strategy development, target selection, partnership, negotiation, deal structuring and closing.

Strategy and Positioning

Our extensive and diverse backgrounds in technology, strategy, finance and operations afford unique perspectives that result in optimal positioning of our clients' investment and acquisition opportunities. We begin with analysis of our clients' businesses, to help us understand their true differentiators (product/technology, customers, financials, management) and how best to accentuate, fortify and position those to investors and buyers.

Extensive Industry Network

Our relationships with investors and buyers are wide. We understand the industry landscape,competitive dynamics, and what is driving demand for investments within a sector.Similarly,our cross border capabilities in North America and Europe gives us a global perspective and the ability to work efficiently with clients and their prospective partners in multiple geographies to deliver an optimal outcome.