June 3, 2021, Wynden Stark, the group parent of GQR, Nebula, and untapt, announced a significant structured growth capital investment by Corbel Capital Partners. Corbel joins Wynden Stark’s founders Steven Talbot and Hugo Sugden and the management team for the next phase of the group’s continued expansion.
In April GQR closed its tenth consecutive year of record financial performance, earning the accolade of the only firm to ranking on SIA’s Top Ten Fastest-Growing U.S. Firms for a third consecutive year in 2020, and delivering hypergrowth again through FY2021. In May Wynden Stark announced its acquisition of untapt, a pioneering New York-based, venture capital-backed, technology company. In June the group announced the launch of Nebula, an intelligent AI-powered recruiting platform and talent marketplace that reimagines recruitment and how employers, jobseekers, and recruiters interact, in a collaborative, mutually aligned, and tech-enabled environment.
Wynden Stark will deploy capital to further augment GQR’s high-performing teams with expanded recruiting and corporate development programs, accelerate investment in Nebula’s R&D roadmap, and expand group employee equity and rewards plans.
Steven Talbot, CEO, expressed excitement and optimism about the path ahead; “We have a very exciting journey ahead of us. Our people continue to rally together and outperform with an absolute commitment to excellence, and our platform continues to grow stronger, more advanced, and more capable. With Corbel, the exceptional team of investors, operating advisors, and financial resources that their partnership brings, our future is now even brighter than before.”
Corbel Capital Partners is an independent investment firm managing approximately $500 million of institutional capital that makes non-control investments in the form of creatively tailored structured debt or equity securities.
Michael H. Jones, Principal, Corbel. “We have been incredibly impressed by Wynden Stark’s strong track record, exceptional leadership, disruptive business model, and innovative technology platform; we couldn’t be more excited to partner with Wynden Stark and its management to accelerate the Company’s already impressive growth trajectory.”
Blackwood Capital Group acted as M&A and strategic advisor to Wynden Stark GQR providing invaluable market expertise and outstanding global finance advisory. Biz Cap Solutions also advised on this transaction providing their creative capital solutions expertise.
Ronny Grosman, Managing Partner, Blackwood Capital Group. “We are extremely proud to have had the chance to help Wynden Stark accomplish this impressive transaction with Corbel which will enable the company to execute on their ambitions plans to become a market-dominating player in innovative recruitment technologies.”
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