Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director
Graham Paton is Chief Operating Officer and a founder director of Stephens Europe. He is also a Managing Director in the Technology group with responsibility for software and services in Europe. Prior to joining Stephens in December 2013, he was a founder director and Managing Director and Head of the Technology team at Hawkpoint Partners. His 23 years of advisory experience includes a wide range of acquisitions, management buyouts, recommended and hostile public offers, IPOs and general strategic advice. He has extensive experience of cross border transactions, having advised global technology businesses such as FICO, Motorola and NTT Data on acquisitions in Europe and advised on the sale of many UK technology companies to overseas acquirors. He also has extensive experience of helping growing technology businesses access new sources of capital. He has an LLB from Dundee University and has been a Non-executive Director of Penna Consulting plc since 2012.