Arma Partners, a M&A advisory firm focused on the communications, media and technology sector, has expanded its team with three new appointments. Paul Harvey is now group business development director; Abhimanyu Toor is a director focused on M&A transaction execution; and Fabian Zimmer is a director focused on technology in the DACH region.
London, 1 May 2018 – Arma Partners (“Arma”), the independent M&A advisory firm focused exclusively on the Communications, Media & Technology (“CMT”) sector, today announces the further strengthening of its senior team with the appointments of Paul Harvey, Abhimanyu Toor and Fabian Zimmer.
Paul Harvey joins Arma in the newly created role of Group Business Development Director, for which he will be based in London and responsible for several important firm-building strategic initiatives across regions and verticals. Paul has over 20 years of M&A, business development and investing experience in Europe and North America and joins Arma from Octo Telematics, where he led Business Development and M&A. Previously, Paul was a Managing Director and Head of Technology Investment Banking in the EMEA region for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Before this he led EMEA Technology Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley and was a General Partner at Atlantic Bridge, a technology-focused private equity fund he co-founded. Paul holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSBA from Georgetown University.
Abhimanyu Toor has joined Arma as a Director focused on M&A transaction execution and working closely with M&A execution Co-Heads Jan Helle and David Smith. This follows over 10 years at Barclays, where Abhimanyu was most recently a Director in the Investment Banking Division focusing on the CMT sector. He graduated from the University of Warwick with a BSc in Management Sciences.
Fabian Zimmer has been appointed as a Director focused on Technology in the DACH region. Fabian will split his time between London and his native Munich. He has joined Arma from Mooreland Partners and has over 10 years’ experience in CMT M&A. Fabian’s expertise spans several verticals including software, industrial technologies and communications technologies. Fabian holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians-University.
Paul Guély, Founder and Managing Partner at Arma Partners, commented: “I am delighted to announce these three senior appointments. We closed a record year in 2017 and continue to benefit from an extremely strong pipeline of new business in 2018. These appointments further enhance Arma’s leading origination and execution capabilities and give us additional senior bandwidth to continue to aggressively expand our business. We are pleased to welcome Paul, Abhimanyu and Fabian aboard and look forward to further expansion of the senior team during the remainder of 2018.”
Arma Partners has enjoyed a strong start to 2018, announcing nine transactions to date. Three of these deals have involved companies in the DACH region and two have been high-value Healthcare Software transactions, reflecting Arma’s strong market position in this region and sub-vertical respectively. Most recently these deals have included:
the sale of healthcare risk management software provider Datix to TA Associates;
the sale of healthcare workforce management software provider Allocate Software to Vista Equity Partners;
the strategic investment in cloud-based business management software provider The Access Group from Hg, valuing the company at c.£1bn;
the growth investment in Matillion, a provider of cloud-native data integration tools, by Sapphire Ventures and Scale Venture Partners;
the sale of omnichannel payments provider Creditcall to NMI;
and the sale of B2B construction information provider DOCUgroup to Infopro Digital.