MergerWare, a top M&A digital firm has announced their expansion in Europe and Australia with the key hiring of partners Karine Artus and Toby Tester.
Karine Artus joined MergerWare as Partner & Head of Corporate Development-M&A EMEA. She will be based in Paris where she will lead the high-priority growth initiatives of MergerWare in the market. EMEA is a focus market for MergerWare for our current customer base where we intend to grow our capabilities rapidly with additional hiring.
“Karine has previously consulted with several global organisations and has played pivotal roles in Business Strategy, M&A, Operational Turnaround and Corporate Development (incl. management of HR impacts of transactions) and has managed transactions ranging from $0,2m to $650m and from 10 to 75,000 employees in a wide range of cultures and industries delivering significant synergies and benefits,” said Dharmendra Singh, Founder and Global Chief Executive, MergerWare.
“Her rich experience of growing M&A organizations and creating significant client impact will help MergerWare in fulfilling its aspiration of powering every enterprise to create value from each M&A transaction”.
“I am honoured to join the leadership team of MergerWare and help us achieve our strategic vision,” said Karine. “The M&A industry is at an inflexion point and clients are increasingly looking to use digital M&A platform in order to achieve Post-Merger integration and value creation much quicker. I am excited to be a part of MergerWare and lead us on this journey”.
Toby joined as a Partner for the Australian market. Based in Sydney, he will be responsible for growth in Australia and the APAC market. Toby is a senior executive with extensive pre-and post-deal experience in mergers, acquisitions and divestments. He was originally the head of project management at Bankers Trust where he led a team of managers responsible for running organisation-wide projects. He then created and ran his own business providing project management and consulting services to organisations undergoing major transformation or M&A related change. Over the past 16 years, Toby has made it his mission to help organisations make M&A faster, simpler, less risky, less disruptive, and ultimately deliver more.
“I am extremely happy to join a team with such experienced M&A professionals from buy – side and sell -side of M&A deals. MergerWare is a frontrunner in the digital M&A space with a focus on Post-Merger integration. I am very confident that our customers and Private equity (PE) firms in APAC will partner with MergerWare for their M&A growth story,” said Toby Tester, Partner MergerWare.