As with the Ark, “NOAH” represents new beginnings, group spirit and diversity.
Since its launch in 2009, the NOAH Conference has grown into the preeminent European event where Internet CEOs, executives and investors gain deep insights into the latest proven concepts, network with senior executives and establish new business relationships, while also enjoying one of the best Internet business networking dinner parties of the year. While the conference is widely recognized for it’s in-depth analysis of Internet businesses and trends, the event is ultimately an opportunity for participants to interact with speakers, be inspired, and have fun.
Our most recent conference was held on November 2013 in London. The event was supported and sponsored by long-term partners as well as new ones including Alphasights, Hellman & Friedman, Hoccer, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Index Ventures, KKR and Wayra. The conference involved 145 speakers from 20 countries in keynotes, presentations and panels on 3 stages over 2 full days . There were more than 1,600 attendees from 45 countries.
About NOAH Advisors
NOAH Advisors is the leading European corporate finance boutique focused the Internet sector. The team advises on M&A transactions and major capital raisings valued between €100 million to €5 billion.
NOAH combines bulge bracket investment banking skills, an unparalleled access to strategic and financial investors around the globe and unique Internet industry insight. As an independent advisory boutique, NOAH provides honest and unbiased advice. The NOAH team very carefully selects deals where it can add most value and operates highly incentive-based to secure full client focus and maximise successful closing chances.
Since its foundation in 2009, NOAH has completed 17 transactions, including most notably the sale of a 30% stake in Softonic to Partners Group in February 2013, Fotolia’s $300 million LBO including $150 million growth equity investment by KKR for a 50% stake in May 2012, and TA Associates and Summit Partners’ $350m control transaction of Bigpoint in April 2011.
NOAH Advisors was founded in April 2009 by Marco Rodzynek, former Head of European Internet of Lehman Brothers in London, where he covered Internet companies since the 1990s and completed over 30 transactions. He was later joined by former long-time Lehman colleagues Yoram Wijngaarde and Jan Brandes. By now the NOAH team has grown to 10 members in Switzerland, London and Berlin, of which 6 are full-time bankers.
NOAH Advisors also hosts the NOAH Internet Conference, Europe’s leading event for Internet companies and investors meet to network and discuss industry trends. The NOAH Conference 2014 will take place on the 13th and 14th of November 2014 at Old Billingsgate in London.
To learn more about NOAH Advisors, please see the NOAH Advisors Overview Presentation (PDF)