We formed Golding Partners in 2014 as a new kind of strategic adviser for technology companies. We begin every engagement with a fresh, unbiased perspective, listening carefully to understand our clients’ ultimate strategic objectives. We have no standard “sell-side process” or any other template or cookie cutter approach. We are hands-on senior professionals who do our own spreadsheets rather than rely on junior analysts learning on the job. The term that comes to mind is bespoke, but we are not British tailors. Instead we describe our approach to technology M&A as intelligent, by design.
Rex Golding (pictured right) and Eric Hall (left) are the senior principals of Golding Partners, combining decades of financial advisory experience with deep backgrounds in technology.
Our founder and Managing Partner Rex Golding has over 30 years of experience in Silicon Valley as a technology banker, venture capitalist, and finance executive. He has personally completed over 100 transactions worth more than $50 billion. Highlights of Rex’s career include: Morgan Stanley, Co-head of Global Technology Banking Group (1996-1999); Softbank Venture Capital (Mobius), Managing Director (1999-2008); and The 3DO Company (Electronic Arts spin-out), Co-founder and CFO (1991-1994). Immediately prior to founding Golding Partners, Rex was a Senior Managing Director at Arma Partners, Europe’s leading M&A advisor for technology companies. Rex holds an MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School and an A.B. cum laude in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College. Rex also attended the California Institute of Technology for two years. For Rex’s detailed biography please see his LinkedIn profile.
Managing Director Eric Hall joined Golding Partners in 2016 after over 20 years in technology and corporate development where he focused on strategic partnerships, including Aurrion (acquired by Juniper Networks), Kaai (acquired by Soraa) and Agility Communications (acquired by JDSU) . Eric has a PhD in Material Science from UC Santa Barbara (under the direction of 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics winner Herbert Kroemer) and dual MBAs from Haas Business School at UC Berkeley and Columbia Business School. For Eric’s detailed biography please see his LinkedIn profile.
We are not a deal factory. In keeping with our customized, hands-on approach we work with a maximum of three clients at a time. We work solely on the sell-side, representing clients seeking a strategic partnership or to be acquired.
Working With Us
As a small firm we work exclusively on a referral basis, sourcing deals within the venture capital community. As senior advisers we work directly with the CEOs and CFOs of our client companies. Most of our clients are based in Silicon Valley, which best suits the intensive, hands-on approach we take with our engagements. If you believe that Golding Partners can help you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.