Drake Star Partners Advises Gambit Financial Solutions On The Sale Of A Majority Stake To Bnp Paribas Asset Management (Epa:Bnp)

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    Exclusive Financial Advisor to Gambit
PARIS | December 21st, 2017 – Launched in 2007 by a group of scientists at HEC-University of Liege, Gambit Financial Solutions is a Belgian Fintech provider of investment advisory services. Drake Star Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Gambit Financial Solutions in this transaction leading to the acquisition of a majority stake by BNP Paribas Asset Management.

Gambit’s state-of-the-art solutions work with a scientific approach to bring intuitive and user-friendly tools to investment advisory, delivered either through an advisory-guided or a fully autonomous customer journey. Gambit is driven by a simple but innovative ambition: placing the client at the center of financial investment advisory with a fully digitalized experience.

In a context of tightened regulatory oversight, Gambit tools help financial institutions to better fulfill their legal obligations while providing an innovative and digital answer for demanding investors looking at their financial savings.

Gambit’s algorithms and interfaces for client profiling, portfolio optimization, and risk management are embedded inside the advisory platforms of an increasing number of private and retail banks, asset managers, and insurance companies in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, and Switzerland.

Through this investment and the acquisition of a majority stake, BNP Paribas Asset Management is adding an advanced digital offering for investment advisory, while preserving Gambit’s independence which has been central to the firm’s success. This investment will support the accelerated development of Belgian Fintech’s investment solutions, on a global scale, for financial institutions of all sizes. Furthermore, Gambit will become the preferred digital solution of BNP Paribas Group’s Retail and Wealth Management networks.

We are proud to have entered into this strategic partnership with BNP Paribas Asset Management. This partnership provides us with the support of a major financial institution and with additional resources to fuel our growth. The Drake Star Partners team provided invaluable support on this project through their understanding of the technology subtleties, the management of the process, and the conduct of negotiations. They maintained close ties with the team and accompanied us with effectiveness” explains Geoffroy De Schrevel, Chief Executive Officer of Gambit Financial Solutions.

Christophe Morvan, Managing Partner at Drake Star declared: “Managing a dual-track process helped generate a strong level of interest among investors. Eventually, BNP Paribas Asset Management was able to win over Gambit’s management team. Drake Star Partners once again demonstrated its expertise in the area of new technologies, and especially Fintech. This international transaction concludes a broad distribution process and swift deal execution. Gambit’s financial shareholders mark their exit from the company with this new investment.”

Drake Star Partners’ team: Christophe Morvan

Gambit Financial Solutions is a Fintech created in 2007 by a group of scientists at HEC – University of Liege (Belgium). Today, Gambit Financial Solutions has more than fifty employees and is nurturing new talent across four offices in Europe. The company provides investment advisory solutions and risk management tools to financial institutions in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and is developing globally. In 2016, Gambit launched a fully digital robo-advisor solution that is already used by banks in Belgium and Luxembourg. In 2017, Gambit has received the agreement from the Luxembourg regulator to launch its proprietary robo-advisor – Birdee – directly to retail investors in the European Union. Gambit has received several awards, the latest being the “Disruptive Innovation of the year”, Tech Startup Day Awards 2017.

For more information, please visit www.gambit-finance.com


For further inquiries, please contact:

Christophe Morvan
Managing Partner | Drake Star Partners 
email: christophe.morvan@drakestar.com | +33 1 70 08 76 10

About Drake Star Partners

Drake Star Partners is a global investment banking firm serving the technology, media and communications sectors (TMC) with offices in New York, London, Paris, Munich, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, Geneva, Singapore* and Dubai*. The firm focuses on M&A and corporate finance for its clients worldwide. Drake Star Partners completed over 400 transactions since 2004, 70% of which are cross-border.

Drake Star Partners is the marketing name for the global investment bank Drake Star Partners Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates. In the USA, all securities are transacted through Drake Star Securities LLC. In the USA, Drake Star Securities LLC is regulated by FINRA and is a member of SIPC. Drake Star UK Limited (FRN 942020) is an appointed representative of Kession Capital Ltd (FRN582160) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. © 2016 Drake Star Partners Limited.


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