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9 December 2013 | QuantumWave Capital Advises Crystal Semantics on its Sale to WPP

QuantumWave Capital, a boutique investment bank specializing in the mobile internet, is pleased to announce it acted as exclusive financial advisor to ad pepper media N.V., a leading international digital marketing services and technology solutions provider, in the sale of its Crystal Semantics subsidiary to WPP Group, a world leader in marketing communications.

18 July 2013 | QuantumWave Capital Advises Monoidics on the Sale of its Assets to Facebook

QuantumWave Capital, a boutique investment bank specializing in the mobile internet, is pleased to announce that it acted as exclusive financial adviser to Monoidics on the sale of its Assets to Facebook.

9 April 2013 | Robert Marcus, CEO of QuantumWave Capital, delivers Keynote at Red Herring Europe 2013

Robert Marcus, CEO of QuantumWave Capital delivered a keynote presentation on M&A Exits to the many hundreds of finalists and winners of the Red Herring Europe Award 2013.

20 March 2013 | Budget 2013: What the UK IT Industry wants from Osborne

Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of QuantumWave Capital, said that the talent in the UK, if fostered correctly, can rival what has been happening for years in the US in Silicon Valley.

19 March 2013 | IT industry focus on skills and jobs ahead of budget announcement

According to Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of QuantumWave Capital, an injection of capital is needed to help trigger technology innovation in addition to corporation taxes for large firms.

12 March 2013 | £150 Million to London for Smart City ‘Catapult’ Centre

“This investment further cements London’s place as one of the most important tech hubs in the world,” says Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of QuantumWave Capital.

12 March 2013 | Technology Innovation, Investment as a Force for Economic Growth

In such a difficult macro-economic climate, with policy maker inertia adding to the general malaise, investors could be forgiven their inaction. However, the surge in technology M&A activity and investment reveal one path out of the current slump, according to Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of QuantumWave Capital.

25 Jan 2013 | The Start-up Fuelled Path to Recovery

As the global economy continues to stagnate – with all the US and European economies reporting slow growth or recession, and China decelerating – Robert Marcus, CEO of QuantumWave Capital, reveals one path out of the current slump: the surge in technology mergers, acquisitions and investment activity.

15 Jan 2013 | Kairos Moment

Robert Marcus, CEO of QuantumWave Capital, explains the new mobile internet technology pivot points that will radically alter life, society, and commerce.

9 Jan 2013 | 2013: Mobile Internet Pivot Points

Robert Marcus, CEO of QuantumWave Capital, gives an overview of the most important of the new mobile internet technologies and how they will enable new approaches, new business practices, and new consumer benefits in 2013.

8 Jan 2013 | Twitter IPO Rumours Prompt New ‘Dotcom Bubble’ Fears

QuantumWave’s CEO Robert Marcus has questioned the motivation behind the rumoured IPO, and cautions that the social media ‘bubble’ could be about to burst.

4 Jan 2013 | Twitter Valued at $11Bn Based on 2014 IPO

Robert Marcus, CEO of QuantumWave Capital, says such talk raises serious questions about the rationale of public offerings for such companies. “The last thing that Twitter needs is an IPO. Twitter should be stabilized and grown on its own organic revenue-generating capability.”

20 Nov 2012 | Tech City Best in Europe, But Still Some Way to Go

“Tech City needs to get more private sector expertise from people who understand technology”, says Robert Marcus, CEO of QuantumWave Capital.

24 Oct 2012 | Industry LTE-A, Viewpoints

“LTE-A is likely to evidence a generational gap in applications delivery. Mobile operators face another significant competitive inflection point”, says Robert Marcus, CEO of QuantumWave Capital.

23 Oct 2012 | QuantumWave Capital Appoints Michael Howell to its Board of Directors, Expands Team

“Michael is a corporate finance expert and strategic investor with an exceptional record of achieving successful exits via IPO, trade sale, or private equity investment”, said Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of QuantumWave Capital. “We are delighted and honored to have him join the board.”

10 Oct 2012 | Mining the Depths of Digital

Understanding the new psychology involved in mobile marketing is critical, says Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of QuantumWave Capital. “It’s not about speaking to the audience with traditional promotions but about engaging with the connected mobile audience,” he says.

4 Oct 2012 | Tech City Needs to Maintain the DNA of ‘Free Radicals’

Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of QuantumWave Capital, says there needs to be more than just political spin from Westminster about the need to stimulate the economy by promoting innovation and entrepreneurship within the technology sector.

2 Oct 2012 | QuantumWave Capital CEO Refutes Computing.co.uk Headline and Article Claims

Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of QuantumWave Capital: In light of the article that has been published following my interview with Computing.co.uk yesterday, I would like to clarify that neither the headline nor much of the characterization reflect my view or that of QuantumWave Capital.

27 July 2012 | Facebook Listens To Investor Concern, Initiates Strategic Pivot to Mobile

Facebook is more popular than it has ever been – but just having lots of friends does not make you rich. Facebook has to change its strategy to give investors more confidence, says Robert Marcus, chief executive of QuantumWave Capital boutique investment bank.

29 June 2012 | Barclays Saga Highlights Banking`s Scandalous Neglect of the Tech Sector

The news ticker of financial misdeeds keeps streaming across the screen. Have banks forgotten why they exist? Opinion by Robert Marcus, co-author of The Fifth Wave.

29 June 2012 | The Facebook IPO Reveals The Strategic Challenge Of The Mobile Internet

Want to know why the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Facebook went from the greatest IPO in history to a debacle in less than 48 hours? Forget all you’ve read says Robert Marcus, co-author of The Fifth Wave.

22 May 2012 | Why the Future is Mobile Presence | Part 2

The premise of Mobile Presence is that people should get meaning, not just data, from the mobile internet. It has limitless commercial potential. Robert Marcus, co-author of The Fifth Wave defines the impact of Mobile Presence.

22 May 2012 | Facebook Flotation Reveals The Fundamental Flaws In The IPO Model

“The tremendous hype and drive in the few days before the IPO skyrocketed expectations” Robert Marcus, chief executive of QuantumWave Capital boutique investment bank, told City A.M.

18 May 2012 | Facebook to Top $100Bn Valuation

While some investors will benefit immensely from the Facebook listing, it “papers over the cracks” of what is really going on in the technology sector, according to Robert Marcus.

17 May 2012 | Brave New World

Robert Marcus, co-author of The Fifth Wave, looks at the potential of Mobile Presence to revolutionize the way brands communicate with customers and prospects.

15 May 2012 | Why the Future is Mobile Presence | Part 1

What will power the next great cycle of mobile innovation? The core value inherent in the mobile internet, and the unifying element of many separate technologies, is a concept we call Mobile Presence. This is technically based, but not about technology or even commerce.

14 May 2012 | Viewpoint: A Rethink in the Financing of Innovation

Robert Marcus and Collins Hemingway take a closer look at how the financing of technology companies has changed over the past decade.

30 April 2012 | QuantumWave Capital Strengthens Leadership Team With Appointment Of New Head Of Transactions

QuantumWave Capital, the leader in mobile internet investment banking, has announced the appointment of Aamer Hai as Managing Director and Head of Transaction Services.

26 April 2012 | Tech City Needs to Break Free from the Apron Strings of Government

The success of the UK’s Tech City has become eclipsed by political puff, says Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of mobile internet investment bank QuantumWave Capital. It’s time we got it back on track.

8 March 2012 | Robert Marcus to Lead Panel on the Fifth Wave of Computing at TMT M&A Forum in London

Robert Marcus will be chairing a panel in London next week to discuss a new wave of transformational opportunities for telecom and tech companies as part of the TMT M&A Forum on March 14.

27 February 2012 | The Fifth Wave Released at Mobile World Congress

The Fifth Wave: A Strategic Vision for Mobile Internet Innovation, Investment and Return was released today at Mobile World Congress 2012. The book is the first to describe the mobile internet revolution and how it will radically alter life, society, and commerce.

22 February 2012 | Ahead of MWC: Getting There & Around

While this year promises to deliver another big MWC, it’s worth noting that some believe the mobile Internet is just in its infancy. One panel moderator literally wrote the book on it. Well, he had help from co-author Collins Hemingway, who worked with Bill Gates on ‘Business at the Speed of Thought’.

2 November 2011 | QuantumWave Capital Chairman and CEO to Address the London Conference on Cyberspace

Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of QuantumWave Capital, is to take part in a UK government hosted cyber conference that aims to establish a dialogue between people working in cyberspace across the globe.

27 October 2011 | The Rise of the 5th Wave of Computing, the Mobile Internet

With a near-universal market of 6 billion, generating $2.5 trillion in annual economic value, mobile – internet convergence has unleashed an unprecedented wave of innovation and opportunity.

14 June 2011 | QuantumWave Capital Appoints Pieter Knook to its Board of Directors

QuantumWave Capital, the leader in mobile internet investment banking, is pleased to announce the appointment of Pieter Knook, former Vodafone Internet Services Director and Microsoft Senior Vice President of Mobile Communications, to its board of directors.

31 May 2011 | QuantumWave Capital Advises Metismo in its Sale to Software AG

Metismo to Power the Mobile Enterprise for Software AG’s WebMethods Platform
QuantumWave Capital, the leader in mobile Internet investment banking, is pleased to announce that it acted as exclusive financial adviser to Metismo Ltd. on its sale to Software AG …

16 February 2011 | QuantumWave Capital debuts as first investment banking firm exclusively dedicated to computing’s fifth wave, the Mobile Internet

QuantumWave’s Chairman leads keynote and thought leadership panel at Mobile World Congress…

15 February 2011 | MWC, here we come

Robert Marcus is chairman and CEO of QuantumWave Capital, a mobile Internet-focused investment banking firm with headquarters in Paris and offices in New York, Palo Alto and Tel Aviv. In terms of innovation, he said there’s a massive amount going on in Western Europe and Israel, in part due to the mobile industry’s deep history. These entrepreneurs tend to stay regional and smaller in nature, although equally innovative…