May 15th 2009 LeadPoint, the world’s first lead exchange marketplace, has been revealed as the fourth fastest growing digital media company in Europe.

GP Bullhound, Europe’s leading investment bank in technology and digital media, has announced the results of the 2009 Media Momentum Top 50 league table of the fastest growing digital media companies in Europe.

The winners of the 2009 Media Momentum Awards, were announced at an exclusive gathering of leading digital industry figures at Sketch in London on 13th May. Short-listed companies were invited to present to a judging panel of industry luminaries including Martha Lane-Fox, co-founder of Lastminute.com and CEO of Lucky Voice; Anil Hansjee, Head of M&A Google Europe; and Seb Bishop, International CEO of RED.

Nick Chapman, LeadPoint UK Managing Director said:
“Coming in the top 5 fastest growing digital media companies in Europe is a major achievement for LeadPoint but also for the UK lead generation industry as a whole. We have been working tirelessly over the past three years to put the UK lead generation industry on the map and doing so well in such a prestigious awards competition shows that we have made some real progress.

There is a long way to go and LeadPoint is still is a very young company but we have made major strides and hope to build on this success over the coming months and years. We have a whole range of new products and services that we will be launching in 2009 and beyond.

Most importantly we’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of our customers that have helped us achieve such phenomenal growth in such a short space of time. 2009 really is the ‘year of the lead’ and we look forward to helping many more companies harness the power of lead generation.”

Manish Madhvani, partner at GP Bullhound commented:
“The Media Momentum Top 50 league table has become a key barometer for the health of the digital sector and this year’s impressive results reaffirm the importance of the industry to both the UK and EU economy. Competition this year was as tough as ever and for LeadPoint UK to be honoured is a real achievement. We hope that these awards will provide even greater momentum to our finalists in their respective fields as they continue to develop and grow.”

For the full version of the Media Momentum Top 50 league table and further details on the Media Momentum Award winners and past winners, please visit: http://www.mediamomentum.co.uk

Notes to Editors

About LeadPoint
LeadPoint’s technology brings buyers and sellers together in a truly unbiased marketplace. The company ensures a fair exchange, by monitoring lead quality and the customers themselves.

Leads are competitively priced, based on bids, performance and ratings by members of the LeadPoint community. The platform allows buyers to change bids in ‘real time’ and enables sellers to more efficiently sell leads and to enter multiple verticals (categories i.e. mortgages or loans) simultaneously.

The privately held company was founded in 2004 and is based in Los Angeles, CA. For more information please visit LeadPoint on the web at www.leadpoint.com and www.leadpoint.co.uk.

About GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound, Europe’s leading Investment Bank in Technology and Digital Media, has during the period 2006-2008 successfully raised in excess of 250MUSD to growth companies. With offices in San Francisco and London GP Bullhound takes active part of the local entrepreneurial community, venture market and corporate environment, thus giving expert advice within mergers & acquisition and institutional capital funding. In 2008 GP Bullhound demonstrated growth for the 5th consecutive financial year. For more information, please visit: www.gpbullhound.com

For further information please contact:

Justin Rees
Head of Marketing, LeadPoint UK Ltd
t: +44 (0) 203 178 2179
e: justin.rees@leadpoint.com
w: www.leadpoint.co.uk

Daljit Bhurji
Diffusion PR
t: +44 (0) 207 038 0641
e: daljit.bhurji@diffusionpr.com
w: www.diffusionpr.com

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Published on: 9:25AM on 15th May 2009