Technology Investment Banking
About Silverpeak

Silverpeak advises innovative, fast-growing technology companies on M&A and financing transactions. We have a vast network of relationships and deep domain expertise in Internet & Digital Media, Enterprise Software/SaaS, IT Services, Enabling Technologies and Healthtech. Our clients come from across all of Europe, while our reach is truly global - over 90% of our completed M&A deals are cross-border. This is reflected by a highly international team, spanning 6 different nationalities.

At Silverpeak we are proud to offer a unique and exciting career path, in which we provide a highly demanding yet no fuss culture where achievements are noticed and rewarded.

We look for the very best talent that would thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and who have a true passion for technology. Any successful candidate would have a strong academic background combined with solid analytics, strategic-thinking abilities and a creative mindset that strives to produce unique solutions. A good attitude to team work and an international background are also key factors of success in our business.

We are always interested in meeting talented people. Long-term placements or short term internships leading to full time positions may be available for exceptional candidates. Please submit your details by clicking “SHOW YOUR INTEREST” below. Summer internships are available only by exception.

For Director level and above please contact Pietro Strada ps@silverpeakibcom. Your enquiry will be handled confidentially.

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Paddy MccGwire

Paddy is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Silverpeak. He founded Cobalt Corporate Finance in 1996, the TMT sector specialist adviser, and merged with Silverpeak in 2016 to create a far stronger international platform.
Paddy has extensive experience of creating value and an outstanding track record of successful deal making in the technology sector over 25 years. Prior to Cobalt, his experience includes 7 years at private equity group 3i and at electronics group STC plc.
He is a founding member of the international M&A network Globalscope with active members in every continent.
Paddy has a BSc(Hons) in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester (UMIST) and is a Liveryman of the Information Technologists.

Pietro Strada

Pietro is Co-founder and Managing Director at Silverpeak, based in London. He has 20 years of experience in investment banking in the technology sector, during which he has completed more than 60 transactions including high profile trade sales, public take-overs, mergers, financings and divestitures. His deals have been mostly cross-border covering a vast number of countries in Europe, North America and Africa.
Prior to Silverpeak, Pietro founded and ran the independent boutique Centerboard Partners. He was also Managing Director at Torch Partners. His investment banking career began at Broadview (now part of Jefferies) where he was a Principal in the London office.
His professional experience includes roles as Corporate Development Director at LexisNexis (a division of Reed Elsevier), consultant at Bain & Company and an electronic design engineer at OHB System GmbH and Italtel S.p.A.
Pietro holds an MBA from INSEAD and a MSc in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. He speaks fluent English, Italian, German, French and Spanish.

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