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Kais Baker



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“We benefitted strongly from Kais’ excellent software sector knowledge, global network, and strong execution skills, which enabled us to achieve an outstanding result for us founders.” Wolfgang Ebster, founder & CEO ProLeiT AG

Kais Baker specializes in Enterprise Software and software-enabled services and has advised leading software companies in Europe and in the US. Most recently, Kais led the strategic sale of engineering software player ProLeiT AG to Schneider Electric and the sale of simulation software provider Numeca to Silicon Valley-based Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Prior to joining Drake Star in 2018, Kais was a senior software banker at US Investment Bank Oppenheimer &Co. in London and led the Enterprise Software activities for Europe.

Kais has extensive cross-border M&A experience, having advised software businesses, such as Software AG, SAP AG, or Unit4, on transactions in Europe and in the US. He advised on numerous highly strategic sales of high-profile software companies, some of his most notable transactions include the sale of ERP software provider Unit4 to Advent International for $1.6bn, the sale of data insights platform Cint AB or the sale of BI software prevero AG.

Kais began his career in Technology Investment Banking at Macquarie Capital and Arma Partners in London. He holds an MSc degree in Law and Accounting from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BSc degree in Finance from the Bristol Business School, UK.

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