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GP Bullhound announces winners of Media Momentum Awards

Press Release   •   May 24, 2013 22:28 CEST

GP Bullhound hosted GP Bullhound Summit:STHLM, an invitation-only event hosting 100 of the leading entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the European digital scene

LONDON, UK; 24th May 2013Rovio, Klarna, Instabridge, B2X Care Solutions, MVF and Ivan Retzignac have all walked away with awards at GP Bullhound’s tenth annual Summit and Media Momentum Awards, which recognise the leading companies in the digital economy. The 2013 invitation-only event took place in Stockholm, a leading hub in the internet sector and home to a large number of successful technology companies.

A prominent event in the technology calendar, the Summit is attended by a mix of 100 business leaders and entrepreneurs from some of the most interesting companies in the European digital economy. The daytime event saw talks from Tony Wang Head of Europe Twitter, Mikko Setälä Executive VP ROVIO and Hjalmar Winbladh founder of Wrapp / Rebtel / Sendit, as well as debates around critical developments in the digital economy, the coolest apps, latest ground-breaking technologies, key trends and success factors. In the evening, guests attended the Media Momentum ten-year anniversary gala, where the award winners were announced.

The Awards, hosted by GP Bullhound, have become the top league table for Europe’s fastest-growing digital companies. This year’s categories were:

-  Fastest revenue grower of the year, won by Rovio
-  Fastest revenue grower of the year, larger company, won by B2X Care Solutions
-  Fastest earnings grower of the year, won by MVF
-  Most innovative company, won by Klarna
-  Media Momentum entrepreneur of the year, won by Ivan Retzignac, Medicanimal
-  Judges’ award, presented to Rovio
-  Coolest app, won by Instabridge

"The Summit and Media Momentum Awards are a celebration of Europe’s growing technology sector. The Summit is designed to inspire, with some of the most brilliant minds in Europe coming together to debate and discuss the issues of the sector,” said Manish Madhvani, Managing Partner at GP Bullhound and Media Momentum judge. “Each year we talk about how high the bar is becoming for emerging companies. 2013 was no different and we were blown away by the talent and ground-breaking innovation of the companies who won each category.”

The Summit and awards take place in a different tech hotspot each year. The event is free, run as not-for-profit and financed by GP Bullhound and a small group of sponsors wishing to support entrepreneurship in Europe. Sponsors for 2013 included Berenberg Private Banking, Kemp Little, Acton Capital Partners, TA Associates, London Stock Exchange, Scottish Equity Partners, Northzone, Creandum, EDBI, Vivendi, Olswang, Frog, Moor and Ballou PR.

For enquiries, please contact Cecilia Roman Marketing Director cecilia.roman@gpbullhound.com www.gpbullhound.com

About GP Bullhound

GP Bullhound, an international technology investment banking group with offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm and Berlin, has served companies and their founders and investors since 1999.We provide world-class advice on mergers & acquisitions and private/public placement as well as research and asset management to a diverse range of corporate clients, institutional investors and high net worth individuals. We are industry experts, specialising in digital media, eCommerce, gaming, social, online marketing, application and infrastructure software, consumer devices, integrated technology, telecommunication, solar, water and energy efficiency. With a true love for entrepreneurship and innovation coupled with deep global buyer relations within Digital and Greentech, we have completed marquee transactions for many digital leaders such as 192.com, Apertio, AudioAsics, Avito.ru, CLX Networks, Cramer Systems, Funcom, Fjord, Essence, Glasses Direct, Handbag.com, King.com, Lastminute.de, Player X, Nanoradio, Neonode, Newbay, Steelseries, The Cloud, and Tradedoubler. We have an international team of 35 experienced corporate financiers focused on the technology sector, and as a firm we have closed over 135 successful transactions since 1999.