LongAcre gets lastminute CFO

LongAcre, the TMT corporate finance house established last year, has hired Julian Culhane, the ex lastminute.com CFO, as managing partner. His role is to grow and strengthen LongAcre’s technology team, generating new business and using his expertise to offer quality and innovative advice to existing clients.

Culhane spent two years at lastminute.com where he managed two successful rounds of private equity funding raising over $50 million. In addition, he led lastminute’s IPO, which raised GBP125 million via a dual listing on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. This was followed by the acquisition of Degriftour, France’s largest e-Travel company.

Prior to joining lastminute.com, Culhane spent seven years working in the corporate finance industry for NM Rothschild & Sons, NatWest Markets and most recently Broadview, where he was a member of the software and media group.