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GP Bullhound completes funding for Interactive Investor PLC

22 March 2011

GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, today announces the completion of a funding round for London-based Interactive Investor Plc, the online retail stock broker and personal finance media company. The company offers individuals information and technology to manage their own investments through two channels; online, through Interactive Investor (www.iii.co.uk) and Shareprice.co.uk and offline, through the financial magazines Moneywise and Money Observer. With 1.5m unique visitors a month and one of the most active investor communities globally, the company is the leading independent personal finance business in the UK.

This is the second deal GP Bullhound has completed for Interactive Investor and involved investment from MMC Ventures and GP Bullhound Sidecar. Interactive Investor’s Founder and CEO, Tomas Carruthers, commented:
“We have worked closely with GP Bullhound over the last few years as our business has grown and our need for capital has evolved. They have a true understanding of the internet and personal finance sector, helped in no small part by their team and office in San Francisco. In our experience, they have a network of financial and strategic contacts which is first class.”
Interactive Investor represents the completion of GP Bullhound’s eleventh transaction in the Internet sector in the past twelve months, including King.com (UK), Starlounge (Sweden), Avito.ru (Russia), Euroffice (UK), Private Outlet (France) and Figleaves (UK) and further underlines the Firm’s leadership position in the Digital Media sector.

About GP Bullhound
With offices in London and San Francisco, GP Bullhound is a leading investment banking firm providing advice on mergers & acquisitions and institutional capital-raising to emerging growth companies in the Technology sector.

The firm was established in 1999 and has a proven track record with over 100 completed M&A and Private Placement transactions on behalf of Europe's leading entrepreneurs and business builders.

The international team, comprised of some of the most experienced technology advisory professionals, together with our dedicated approach has helped us establish a leading global position. We have strong domain expertise in the areas of Internet and Digital Media, Software and Services, CleanTech and Hardware, where we focus on providing preeminent advisory servicees to some of the best entrepreneurs, management teams and investors around the globe.
For enquires contact: Lina Einarsson +44 207 101 7560; lina.einarsson@gpbullhound.com

www.gpbullhound.com


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