Our vision is a world where all companies are technology companies
Aquaa Partners is an FCA authorised and regulated London-based corporate finance advisory firm focused on the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) industries. Aquaa Partners was founded in 2010 by Paul Cuatrecasas, who had previously founded Alegro Capital in 2003 and co-founded ARC Associates in 1993.
The firm offers its clients independent advice on mergers, acquisitions, capital raisings, company sales, divestitures, restructurings, leveraged buy-outs and a wide variety of strategic issues. In selected situations we also invest alongside our clients.
Unlike other firms, we advise established “non-tech” corporates on accelerating their stakeholder value through investing and acquiring the right technology companies for a win-win strategic combination and exponential value creation.
The primary values that we live by are:
Our why is to perceive the dots and connect them so that the path to true value realisation is paved
In the past the professionals of Aquaa Partners have acted as corporate finance adviser to companies such as Heineken, Zehnder Group, Billerudkorsnas, Manitou, Armacell, Ageas, NEC, Swisscom, Belgacom, ICL/Fujitsu, eBay, Deutsche Telekom, Tandberg Television, E*TRADE, Inmarsat, Sonera, Cable & Wireless, Equant, Marconi, Olivetti and Binatone in addition to smaller companies such as Gumtree and Memorex, as well as leading private equity firms such as Apax, KKR, Permira, Hicks Muse, HG Capital, JP Morgan Capital and Accel Partners, Balderton Capital and DN Capital, among others.
At its core, the basis of our business is trust.
Our clients trust us to help them achieve their strategic and financial business objectives – to facilitate and solve their most important strategic issues and help them realize their strategic objectives, usually through an M&A transaction.
We have a strong culture of putting our clients first, being the best at what we do, and bringing all the intellectual resources and experience of the partnership to bear on our client objectives. Aquaa Partners has truly global capabilities, with a mix of global nationalities and varied business and cultural experiences, at both the most senior level in financial services and in global multinational operating companies.
Most of our M&A transactions have a cross-border element. Our experience base and wide network of relationships allow us to execute transactions no matter where in the world they might take place.
Our goal for our own firm is to continue to expand our Aquaa “eco-system” of exceptional brains, relationships, and experiences and bring it to bear on the global markets in which we operate, compete and invest so that our current and future clients can benefit as well.
"It is always a pleasure working with Aquaa Partners – they are consummate professionals"
"Aquaa Partners prepared us for an extremely effective process and their advice and depth of experience helped us conclude a great deal for all parties involved"
"We’ve been on quite a growth journey over the past several years and Aquaa Partners provided us with invaluable information, insights and strategic advice along the way. When it came to execution support, Paul and his team were excellent – committed, dedicated and always went the extra mile. They never took their eye off the goal of helping us achieve a win-win, transformative transaction."
"Aquaa Partners has been instrumental as an advisor to us on this transaction. From day one they helped us prepare for our Series A funding, including patiently managing all the ups and downs of the process, while still tenaciously focusing on getting us over the finish line. They were a great team player and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future."
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