Cartagena Capital
Realising value
About Cartagena Capital

Cartagena Capital is an international technology-focused M&A advisory firm headquartered in Munich.

We realise value for companies and shareholders seeking to raise growth capital or to achieve an exit.

Our experienced team, located across Europe, America and Asia, aligns the interests of entrepreneurs, investors and acquirers to achieve optimal value

Key info
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Falk Müller-Veerse
Managing Partner,

Falk is an experienced M&A and fundraising professional with over twenty years experience in the technology and internet industry. He has a global network in the investor and acquirer community and closed successful deals with Disney, RIM, Balderton, Swisscom and Telefonica, amongst others.

Falk is the former head of Durlacher’s mobile industry research and investment practice (Germany/UK/Spain) and Managing Director of its German office. At Durlacher (now merged into Panmure Gordon, a division of Lazard), Falk made several wireless related investments and was author of the first industry report on mobile internet in Europe. He later founded Mobile Application Holding to acquire companies in Finland, Switzerland and Germany.

Falk has sat on the board of several private and public companies in the mobile internet and games sectors. He was also on the advisory board of Frontiers Capital (the wireless-focused VC backed by Carphone Warehouse) and the German Silicon Valley Accelerator.

Prior to that, Falk held various positions in management, consulting and business development for companies including Nokia, Gartner Group and Logica. Over the years, he has advised, amongst others, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, KPN, Belgacom, BT, Orange, Telefonica, TeliaSonera, MobilCom, Nokia, Ericsson and a several smaller players.

Falk holds a B.Sc. in Technology Management (Mechanical Engineering) from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and an MBA from California State University School of Business, USA. He has also studied International Business Management at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration. He is fluent in German, English and Spanish.

Jay Marathe

Jay is an experienced venture capital investor and industry executive, with several million invested across twenty transactions achieving an ROI of 5x and IRR of 53% in deals led. He has expertise in the telecom, software, digital media and cleantech sectors in both the USA and Europe.

As an investor, Jay has worked across the investment lifecycle, originating opportunities, negotiating term sheets, making investments and working closely with management to grow, scale and successfully exit businesses. He has worked at or advised venture capital firms including Durlacher, Aloe Private Equity and Atlas Venture.

As Head of Smart Energy at BT Plc, Jay project-managed an intelligent energy management system across 6000 offices, exchanges and datacentres. In addition, he was involved in BT's bid as communication provider for the national smart meter network, and generation of renewable energy from BT land.

Jay has an MBA from INSEAD, France, an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, USA and a B.A. Electrical & Information Science from Cambridge University, UK. In addition to English, he speaks conversational Hindi, Marathi and French.

Olivier Perraudin

Olivier has over thirty years of M&A deal making experience in Europe and US.

Before joining Cartagena Capital in 2005, he was a senior member of Merrill Lynch's Investment Banking team in London and New York as Managing Director in the Global Communications Group and Head of Telecom M&A. Olivier co-founded and built the European telecom M&A franchise to become one of the top deal-makers in Europe with over 40 professionals. Olivier was also ranked among the top five M&A deal-makers in Europe with respect to deal value by, the respected independent M&A intelligence service.

Olivier is an Advisory Board Member of the private equity firm ING Parcom. Key milestones deals throughout his career include the acquisition of Orange by Mannesman, sale of Mannesman to Vodafone, the IPO of France Telecom and the TeliaSonera merger.

Olivier holds an MBA from HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales), France, during which he did an MBA exchange program with NYU Stern Business School and McGill University, USA.

Ulf Angelin

Ulf has a broad technology domain knowledge across software, IT, mobile, telecom, media and cloud computing. In his 12+ years of investment banking experience with focus on the technology industry and cross-border transactions at UBS, Fredericks Michael and Trenwith Securities in London/New York, he has managed 40+ transactions, investments, projects and businesses in more than 20 countries in Europe, Americas and APAC amounting to $15+ billion. In the past, Ulf has held international product management and business development roles at Ericsson in Sweden, the US and Brazil, as well as an interim-CFO role at a listed European mobile search and advertising company.

Ulf has an International MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, US and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Lund University, Sweden.

Registered Representative of and U.S. Securities Products offered through BA Securities, LLC a registered Broker/Dealer and member FINRA / SIPC. Cartegena Capital and BA Securities LLC are separate and unaffiliated entities.

Corporate Finance Advisory

Cartagena Capital is an international technology-focused M&A advisory firm operating across a range of technology intensive industries including telecoms (with a specific focus on mobile), digital media (content and games), computer technologies (internet, software, hardware) and smart industry (energy efficiency, storage and generation, industrial technology, efficient manufacturing, sensors and measurement, smart grid and smart home, datacentres and green IT, light and photonics, water and waste).

Society as we know it is going through a radical process of change, driven by technology. The evolution of constant connectivity is changing our infrastructure and increasing the velocity of business.

Whereas some specialized fields of work may have changed little in decades, technology often moves at an exponential pace of development affecting almost everything people do. One can hardly imagine how technology will transform society in the next five years.

Coming second in the race and losing precious time and revenue is not an option for our clients. They are comfortable with the way we use our understanding of this evolution, and appreciate our proximity to the heartbeat of changing technologies in the evaluation of their business options.

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