Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is to acquire Mooreland Partners, an independent M&A and private capital advisory firm serving the global technology industry.
The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 2003, Mooreland Partners is an independent M&A and private capital advisory firm serving the global technology industry with offices in New York, Silicon Valley, London and Frankfurt. Its team of nearly 60 professionals delivers deep industry domain knowledge and extensive transaction expertise across all major technology sectors including enterprise software and services, electronics and applied technologies, communication technologies, digital media and marketing, consumer content and e-commerce as well as fintech. Since its founding in 2003, the firm has completed more than 250 M&A and capital raising transactions for mid-market clients principally in North America and Europe, across all major verticals in the technology ecosystem.
On a combined basis, Stifel and Mooreland advised on more technology M&A transactions valued under $1 billion than any other firm during the period 2010 through 2018.
After the closing of the transaction, Managing Partner at Mooreland Partners, will become Co-Head of Stifel’s Technology Investment Banking group, alongside Stifel’s current Head of Technology Investment Banking, Cole Bader.
Stifel is a financial services holding company that conducts its banking, securities, and financial services business through several wholly owned subsidiaries. Broker-dealer clients are served in the United States through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, including its Eaton Partners business division; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC; Century Securities Associates, Inc., and in the United Kingdom and Europe through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited.
The company’s broker-dealer affiliates provide securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities.
Stifel Bank and Stifel Bank & Trust offer a full range of consumer and commercial lending solutions. Stifel Trust Company, N.A. and Stifel Trust Company Delaware, N.A. offer trust and related services.
Over the last 20 years, Stifel’s Technology Investment Banking team has completed more than 300 M&A transactions representing approximately more than $100 billion in aggregate transaction value and more than 650 capital markets transactions totaling more than $150 billion in value.