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GP Bullhound successfully advises hot Swedish start-ups Campadre and Leo Vegas


Stockholm 22 May 2012

GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, has acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Campadre AB on its expansion financing round with Incitia Ventures and Leo Vegas on its A round financing. These transactions confirm that while GP Bullhound is primarily focused on larger transactions it continues its dedication to supporting young and exciting companies on their way to market leadership.

Campadre is the pioneer and leader of members-only private sales websites in Scandinavia, focusing on fashion as well as home-ware, electronics, cosmetics and other categories. In 2011, Campadre doubled its revenues through establishing partnerships with over 1,200 exciting local and international brands.

Leo Vegas owns and operates LeoVegas.com, the leading Nordic smartphone casino. The company has had an extremely successful development since its launch in Sweden in January 2012 with €7.3m turnover in the casino in April.

'We are passionate about entrepreneurship and in situations like these where we see young companies with exceptional management teams and potential, we will bring our experience to bear to help them succeed', says GP Bullhound's Managing Partner Per Roman.

GP Bullhound has now closed 18 transactions in the last twelve months and, with recent significant transactions such as Avito, MyThings and 192.com, is further underlining its leadership position in the European Internet and e-commerce sector.



About GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound is a leading investment banking firm providing advice on mergers & acquisitions and institutional capital-raising to emerging growth companies in the Technology sector. The firm was established in 1999 and has a proven track record with well over 100 completed M&A and Private Placement transactions on behalf of leading global entrepreneurs and business builders. The firm’s international team, comprised of some of the most experienced technology advisory professionals, together with its dedicated approach has helped establish its leading global position. GP Bullhound has strong domain expertise in the areas of Internet and Digital Media, Software and Services, CleanTech and Hardware, with a focus on providing pre-eminent advisory services to some of the best entrepreneurs, management teams and investors around the globe.

About Campadre
Campadre is the pioneer and leader of the members-only private sales in Scandinavia, focusing on fashion as well as home-ware, electronics, cosmetics and other categories. In 2011, Campadre has doubled in revenues through establishing partnerships with over 1,200 exciting, both local and international brands. Based on this strong performance, Incitia Ventures now wishes to be involved in the next phase of the Company’s development as a major shareholder. In addition, Incitia Ventures’ strong experience in the Nordic countries can be of great assistance to Campadre in further strengthening its leadership position in the region.

About Leo Vegas
Leo Vegas owns and operates LeoVegas.com - the leading smartphone casino. The company has had an extremely successful development since its launch in Sweden in January 2012 with €7.3m turnover in the casino in April. Leo Vegas has successfully been combining the intuitiveness in usability defined by mobile leaders with the thrill of Vegas in gaming. With mobile payment volumes well over €100,000 per week, Leo Vegas stands out not only as the category leader in mobile casino but also as one of the leading mobile consumer services to date in the Nordic region. Leo Vegas has been highly visible in mobile marketing which has been instrumental to driving traffic and has demonstrated high success in utilizing the mobile as the key customer acquisition channel.

For enquires contact: Lina Einarsson +44207 101 7560 ; lina.einarsson@gpbullhound.com
www.gpbullhound.com


Publisher Contact Information:

GP Bullhound Limited
+44 207 101 7560
lina.einarsson@gpbullhound.com

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