Robert Pierce

Managing Director

Head of Bulger Partners in Europe, working with tech companies across Europe and helping them raise financing and successfully execute their M&A strategies to deliver growth and liquidity for entrepreneurs and shareholders.

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Professional Expertise

Banker, lawyer, business leader, adviser to CEOs and Boards. Robert has an established track record leading public and private financings, public and private cross border M&A, and restructurings. He also brings extensive regulatory experience applicable to capital markets and regulated businesses.

Sector Expertise

Robert has extensive experience structuring complex cross border M&A and financing transactions for publicly traded and privately held companies across Europe seeking in particular to tap opportunities in the US market. Sectors in which Robert has been active include financial services, Fintech, enterprise software, ecommerce, managed hosting, tech enabled services, casual gaming.


Robert joined Bulger Partners in 2012 to support developing the firm’s business in Europe. Robert is passionate about helping European growth companies develop from early stage to becoming international leaders in their respective fields. He has advised innovative companies across Europe execute exceptional transactions enabling them to become billion dollar businesses.

Previously, Robert built and led the Equity Capital Markets and Advisory business for Lloyds Bank. Prior to Lloyds, he was a Managing Director with Robertson Stephens, where he built and led one of the prominent European Software and Business services investment banking franchises. Robert started his career as an M&A and securities lawyer with Skadden, Arps in New York. Robert holds an MBA from INSEAD and an LLM from the NYU School of Law. He is a non-active member of the New York State Bar.

Advisory Highlights

➢ First reverse takeover by a European private company of a US listed company
➢ First stock swap acquisition of a French listed company by a US listed company
➢ First dual listings NASDAQ / Deutsche Börse and Deutsche Börse / Euronext ➢ Mapped HCIT ecosystem and developed investment strategy for top 10 PE firm
➢ Largest ever rights issue in the UK
➢ First Internet IPO in France / first software IPO in Spain
➢ Most successful ever IPO in Finland

CV Highlights

➢ Lloyds Banking Group – Head of Equities and Advisory
➢ Robertson Stephens – Head of the software and business services franchise for Europe
➢ The Blackstone Group / Bank Indosuez joint venture
➢ Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom – lawyer
➢ M&A and Capital markets teams
➢ Borads include: Zeepro Ltd., VC backed
➢ Formerly, Arcoa S.A., Euronext listed

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