Managing Director - London
Markus is a Managing Director in AGC Partners' London office. Markus has over 25 years of experience in Investment Banking and Venture Capital with a focus in Mobility and Software technologies. Markus started his career in TMT Investment Banking with UBS and HSBC. After working as a Principal at BlueRun Ventures and a General Partner at Nokia Growth Partners, Markus joined Arma Partners where he was Senior Managing Director focusing on mobility and communications companies globally. Most recently Markus was a Managing Director at GrowthPoint Technology Partners. Markus holds his M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics.
"When the FRS shareholders decided to review their strategic options for the business they had a number of criteria for selecting an investment banker.
The banker had to be familiar with FRS's vertical market and with likely interested parties in both the European and North American markets. Given FRS would only get one shot at the process we also wanted the process 'partner led.' In AGC's Markus Salolainen, based in London, and Dennis Rourke, based in Boston, we found two experienced and commercially savvy partners who met these criteria. Markus and Dennis provided sound advice throughout and always had our best interest at heart. I would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone considering selling their business."
— Peter Caslin, CEO, FRS
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to FRS)