Financial Technology Partners has opened a new London office and has hired Timm Schipporeit to join as managing director. Schipporeit is a former financial tech investment banker at Morgan Stanley and fintech investor at Index Ventures.
Financial Technology Partners (FT Partners), the only global investment banking firm focused exclusively on FinTech, is pleased to formally announce its planned expansion into the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets. This announcement is a direct response to the global demand the Firm is seeing for its highly specialized and deep domain focused advisory capabilities from EMEA clients and further highlights the Firm’s strong activity in cross-border FinTech deals globally. FT Partners’ global team of FinTech focused investment bankers will continue to serve its clients and its EMEA operations will be based out of London in the United Kingdom. The Firm is also announcing the continued expansion of its senior team with the addition of Timm Schipporeit, former FinTech investment banker at Morgan Stanley and FinTech investor at Index Ventures, who joins as Managing Director in our London office.
“Thanks to continued referrals from our strong base of FinTech clients and our deep relationships with the private equity / VC community globally over our 15+ years in business, we are experiencing a wonderful period of natural growth in our global franchise with active clients on all major continents. This expansion into the EMEA market reflects the Firm’s commitment to providing the absolute best advisory capabilities to FinTech clients globally,” said Steve McLaughlin, Founder and CEO of FT Partners. “We’re excited at this expansion and couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Timm Schipporeit to our expanding team of world-class FinTech focused investment bankers. Timm brings over 14 years of experience as both an experienced banker and FinTech investor with a focus on the European markets.”
“FT Partners has built the preeminent and truly global brand as the leading FinTech investment banking franchise and I am thrilled to join the global team here in London,” said Timm Schipporeit, Managing Director at FT Partners. “FinTech activity in Europe and across all of EMEA has picked up dramatically in recent years and FT Partners is poised to be as much of a leader in the region as it has been in the US. I look forward to being a part of this winning team.”
FT Partners has current clients and / or executed numerous cross-border transactions including highly-successful deals involving parties across various EMEA countries including the UK, Germany, and Portugal as well as globally across Australia, India, Canada, Japan, China, Brazil and Argentina, among others. The Firm was named “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” and was recently awarded “Cross Border Deal of the Year” in 2016 for its role in advising London-based Currencies Direct in its $310mm sale to global private equity firms Corsair Capital and Palamon.
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