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SUCCESSFUL M&A AND FUNDRAISING TRACK RECORD

We understand that the technology sector is a dynamic and ever-evolving landscape. For ambitious entrepreneurs and established tech enterprises alike, navigating the financial aspects of growth, expansion, and strategic investments can be a challenging endeavour. That’s where we step in.

DAI Magister is an M&A investment bank dedicated to helping technology companies to reach new heights and leave a lasting impact on the world.

  • We identify and curate the right relationships
  • Essential guidance for the most complex and challenging transactions
  • Over 30 years of expertise in global and emerging markets
  • Deep knowledge in tech and climate sectors
  • Rigorous execution – developing the best opportunities
  • Proven impact with landmark global deals successfully completed
  • Global, creative, focused, entrepreneurial

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INVESTMENT BANK FOR CLIMATE TECH

Climate tech has emerged as a crucial sector in the fight against climate change, attracting significant investment from both the public and private sectors. This technology encompasses a wide range of innovations, including renewable energy solutions, energy storage systems, electric vehicles, and carbon capture and storage techniques. As the world grapples with the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of global warming, climate tech offers a promising path towards a more sustainable future.

Investment in climate tech has been on the rise in recent years, with governments, corporations, and investors recognising the immense potential of this sector. Venture capital and infrastructure funds have also been keen to support climate tech companies, providing much-needed capital to help scale up their operations. This influx of investment has enabled the rapid growth of the climate tech industry, fostering innovation and accelerating the transition towards a low-carbon economy.

The global climate tech market size is expected to reach US$150 bn by 2032. The lion’s share of funding has flowed to growth companies in energy, mobility, food, agriculture, land use and water and industry/manufacturing sectors.

Here are some of our climate transactions:

  • Equator Energy in STOA & IBL Energy majority stake acquisition
  • PEG Africa and Bboxx merge
  • Shell takes a minority stake in d.light
  • d.light secures $41m investment led by Inspired Evolution
  • Greenlight Planet secures $60m equity and debt investment led by Apis Partners

Sub-sectors we serve:

INDUSTRIAL GOODS & MATERIALS | AGTECH | FOODTECH |BUILT ENVIRONMENT | ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES & SERVICES | LOW CARBON POWER/MOLECULES | TRANSPORTATION TECH | DIGITAL CLIMATE SOLUTIONS

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INVESTMENT BANK FOR DEEP TECH 

Bringing together science and engineering, deep tech has the potential to create significant impact on industries and businesses, providing solutions to complex problems that were once unimaginable. From healthcare to finance, the use of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and robotics have transformed traditional methods of operation, allowing for greater efficiency and sustainability.

In finance, deep tech is facilitating faster and more secure financial transactions, while in agriculture it is enabling precision farming techniques using drones and satellite imagery to optimise crop yields.

According to Dealrooms 2023 Deep Tech report, European deep tech start-ups raised $17.7B in 2022, 22% less than 2021 total, but still +60% on 2020 and was the 2nd best performing segment behind only energy year on year.

Deep tech has shown resilience in recent market turmoil suggesting that investment in deep tech is likely to continue in the coming years, as businesses and investors recognise the potential for transformative innovations and significant returns on investment.

The following are just a few of the deals we have advised on within this sector:

  • The sale of Bright Computing to NVIDIA
  • Acunu being acquired by Apple
  • CloudFactory securing $65m investment led by FTV Capital
  • The sale of Ekahau to Ziff Davis
  • The sale of ETA devices to Nokia
  • The sale of Ipanema to Them Bravo/InfoVista
  • The sale of Elektrobit to Anite

Sub-sectors we serve:

COMMUNICATIONS TECH | ROBOTICS | AUTOMATION | BIG DATA/AI/IOT | INDUSTRY 4.0 | SPACE TECH | SEMI CONDUCTORS | AR/VR | PHOTONICS

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INVESTMENT BANK FOR B2B SAAS

Business-to-Business (B2B) Software as a Service (SaaS) has emerged as a transformative force in the technology landscape, revolutionising the way companies operate and interact with their customers. This cloud-based software delivery model has gained significant traction in recent years, offering businesses of all sizes access to powerful, scalable, and cost-effective solutions. By eliminating the need for extensive hardware investments and on-premise installations, B2B SaaS has democratised access to cutting-edge technology, enabling organisations to streamline their processes, enhance productivity, and drive innovation.

The investment in B2B SaaS technology has been on a remarkable upward trajectory, with venture capitalists and private equity firms recognising the immense potential of this sector. The scalability and recurring revenue models inherent in SaaS businesses have made them attractive investment opportunities, as they offer predictable and sustainable growth prospects. Moreover, the ability of B2B SaaS companies to rapidly iterate and adapt to evolving market demands has further fuelled investor confidence. As a result, funding for B2B SaaS start-ups has reached record levels, empowering entrepreneurs to develop groundbreaking solutions that address the unique challenges faced by businesses across various industries. This influx of capital has not only accelerated the pace of innovation but has also fostered a thriving ecosystem of B2B SaaS providers, driving competition and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of enterprise technology.

Sub-sectors we serve:

APPLIED AI/ML | HR TECH | REG TECH/LEGAL TECH | EDTECH | DEVOPS/CLOUD TECH| ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) | SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT | OTHER VERTICAL SOFTWARE | OTHER HORIZONTAL SOFTWARE

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INVESTMENT BANK FOR FINTECH

Fintech encompasses a wide range of technologies and applications, including mobile banking, digital payments, peer-to-peer lending, cryptocurrency, and robo-advisors. These advancements have the potential to make financial services more accessible, efficient, and user-friendly, particularly for underserved populations and regions with limited access to traditional banking infrastructure.

The investment in fintech has been driven by a combination of factors, including the increasing adoption of smartphones and internet connectivity, the desire for more convenient and personalised financial services, and the need for greater financial inclusion. Venture capital firms, banks, and technology companies have all recognised the immense potential of fintech and have poured billions of pounds into the sector. According to a report from Fortune Business Insights, the fintech market size is expected to reach USD 882.30 billion by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% throughout the forecast period from 2023 to 2030.

In addition to the significant investments in the fintech sector, there has also been a notable increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity. As the industry matures, larger financial institutions and technology companies are seeking to acquire innovative fintech start-ups to expand their offerings and stay competitive.

Here are some of fintech transactions:

  • Tandem £60m capitalisation and expansion
  • Nutmeg secures £30m investment from Convoy & existing investors
  • Mopay AG sold to Boku
  • Capricorn Digital (trading as Baxi) acquired by MFS Africa
  • TPG  acquires a stake in Cellulant

Sub-sectors we serve:

PAYMENTS | BANKING TECH | FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS | MERCHANT TECH | WEALTHTECH | EMBEDDED FINANCE | INSURTECH

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INVESTMENT BANK FOR HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY

In recent years, healthcare technology has witnessed a surge in investment and innovation, driven by the pressing need to improve patient outcomes, streamline healthcare delivery, and reduce costs. From artificial intelligence-powered diagnostic tools to telemedicine platforms, the healthcare industry has embraced cutting-edge technologies that promise to revolutionise the way we approach health and wellbeing. This investment in healthcare technology has been fuelled by a combination of factors, including an ageing population, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, and the increasing demand for personalised and accessible healthcare services.

One of the most promising areas of healthcare technology is the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to analyse vast amounts of patient data, enabling more accurate diagnoses, personalised treatment plans, and early detection of potential health risks. Additionally, the proliferation of wearable devices and remote monitoring systems has empowered patients to take a more active role in managing their health, while providing healthcare professionals with real-time data to inform clinical decision-making. Telemedicine has also gained significant traction, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as it allows patients to access medical care remotely, reducing the risk of infection and improving access to healthcare services in underserved areas. As investment in healthcare technology continues to grow, it is expected to drive significant advancements in disease prevention, treatment, and overall patient care, ultimately leading to better health outcomes and a more sustainable healthcare system.

Sub-sectors we serve:

HEALTH TECH | FEMTECH | D2C TELEHEALTH| REMOTE PATIENT MANAGEMENT | DIGITAL PHARMACY PLATFORMS | MEDTECH | HEALTH B2B SAAS

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INVESTMENT BANK FOR AFRICA/MENA & EMERGING MARKETS

In recent years, Africa, the Middle East, and North Africa (MENA) region, as well as other emerging markets, have witnessed a significant increase in investment and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity. This trend is driven by the growing recognition of the immense potential these markets hold, particularly in terms of their rapidly expanding economies, young and increasingly tech-savvy populations, and the rising demand for innovative solutions to address local challenges. Investors and companies from across the globe are taking notice of the opportunities presented by these regions, which are characterised by improving infrastructure, supportive government policies, and a burgeoning middle class.

The technology sector has been a key focus of investment and M&A activity in these markets, as the adoption of digital technologies continues to accelerate at an unprecedented pace. From fintech and e-commerce to healthtech and edtech, startups and established companies alike are developing cutting-edge solutions tailored to the unique needs and preferences of consumers in these regions. This has attracted the attention of both local and international investors, who are keen to capitalise on the growth potential of these markets. As a result, venture capital funding, private equity investments, and strategic acquisitions have become increasingly common, as investors seek to gain a foothold in these dynamic and rapidly evolving ecosystems.

In the last few years, we have been on the frontlines facilitating deals and monitoring new developments as these markets continue to transform.

We have advised on over 10 transactions within these markets, where our landmark deals include:

  • Cellulant securing investment by TPG Rise
  • Twiga Foods securing $35m investment by Goldman Sachs
  • Capricorn (trading as BAXI) acquiring by MFS Africa
  • Advising PEG Africa on their merger with Bboxx

Sectors we serve:

CLIMATE TECH | FINTECH | DEEPTECH | B2B SAAS | HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY 

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