Graham Paton | Investment Banking | Stephens

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Graham Paton

Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director

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Graham Paton

Graham Paton is Chief Operating Officer of Stephens' European operations. He is also a Managing Director in the Technology group. 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 over 30 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 was a Non-executive Director of Penna Consulting plc.