Financial Technology Partners - The Only Investment Bank Focused Exclusively on Financial Technology


About FT Partners

Financial Technology Partners LP and FTP Securities LLC ("FT Partners") is the only investment banking firm focused exclusively on the financial technology sector. We broadly define the sector as the dynamic convergence of technology-based solutions and financial services. FT Partners was recently recognized as "Dealmaker of the Year" and "Investment Banking Firm of the Year" by The M&A Advisor.

The firm was founded by Steve McLaughlin, Managing Partner, formerly a senior investment banker in Goldman Sachs & Co.'s Financial Technology Group and Financial Institutions Group in New York and San Francisco. The firm's Founder and senior bankers are all highly experienced investment bankers formerly with the financial technology, M&A and investment banking groups of Goldman Sachs & Co in New York, San Francisco, London and Los Angeles.

Clients want and deserve the best in overall investment banking services, industry knowledge, relationships and senior level experience. In the complex financial technology sector, we believe no other firm offers a higher set of skills, expertise and mission critical advice to leading CEOs and industry decision makers. When you want to explore your firm's full potential, consider FT Partners' full suite of strategic and financial advisory services. With years of transaction experience on some of the largest transactions in history, we bring our unique approach to your firm to maximize value to your shareholders.


Featured Transactions

Selected M&A Transactions

Selected Financing Transactions

Selected Capital Markets Advisory Transactions

Additional Highlighted Transactions

Selected Announcements


FT Partners Advises Taulia on its $40,000,000 Series D Financing by BBVA and EDBI
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FT Partners Advises KUBRA in its highly unique 80% sale to Hearst Corporation
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FT Partners Announces its 2014 Five Star Partnership with Money2020

FT Partners Advises Custom Credit Systems in its Sale to Misys
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FT Partners' Steve McLaughlin featured in Financial Technologies Forum article on FinTech Incubators
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FT Partners Advises PSP International on the Partial Sale of its Minority Stake in eNett to Travelport
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FT Partners Advises Taulia in its $27,000,000 Growth Equity Investment led by QuestMark Partners
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FT Partners' Steve McLaughlin provides an extensive Q&A on the current state of FinTech
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FT Partners Advises CardSpring on its Sale to Twitter
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FT Partners Advises WebEquity on its Sale to Moody's
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FT Partners Advises AvidXchange on its $10,000,000 Growth Equity Investment
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FT Partners Advises Mercury Payment Systems in its Strategic Sale to Vantiv for $1,650,000,000
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FT Partners Advises Network Merchants Inc on its Growth Equity Investment Led by Great Hill Partners
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FT Partners Advises Google Capital on its Lead Role in Credit Karma's $85,000,000 Capital Raise
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FT Partners Advises Insureon on its Strategic Acquisition of Insurance Noodle
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FT Partners Announces its 2014 Sponsorship of Finovate Europe in London and Finovate Spring in San Jose

FT Partners Wins Professional Services Deal of the Year Representing Zephyr Associates in its Sale to Informa Investment Solutions
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FT Partners Advises Zywave on its Sale of Zywave Insurance Solutions to Aurora Capital
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FT Partners Advises Aplifi on its Strategic Sale to iPipeline
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FT Partners Advises OzForex on its A$480,000,000 Sale & IPO
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FT Partners Advises Century Payments in its sale to Worldpay
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FT Partners Advises Network Merchants Inc on Landmark $200,000,000 Transaction with Bregal Sagemount
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FT Partners Advises Parthenon Capital Partners in its Acquisition of eSecLending
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FT Partners Advises BlueTarp on its $15,000,000 Financing
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FT Partners Advises SumUp in a Significant Capital Raise with Strategic Investors Groupon and American Express
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FT Partners Announces its Exclusive 5 Star Investment Banking Sponsorship of Money2020 2013

FT Partners Advises Performant Financial on its Highly Successful $78,000,000 Secondary Offering

FT Partners Founder and Managing Partner to Keynote the 2013 Financial Services Venture Capital Alliance Annual Meeting

FT Partners Advises Emerging Payments Point-of-Sale Provider on Series B Investment

FT Partners Announces its Exclusive Investment Banking Sponsorship for Finovate Through 2014

FT Partners Advises Performant Financial on its $85,000,000 Secondary Offering

FT Partners Advises on Sale of H.I.G. Capital Backed Safe-Guard to Goldman Sachs Private Equity
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FT Partners Advises World Fuel Services on its $137mm Acquisition of Multi Service Corporation
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FT Partners Wins "Dealmaker of the Year" and "Professional Services Deal of the Year"
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FT Partners Receives Nine Award Nominations Including "Dealmaker of the Year" and "Investment Bank of the Year"

FT Partners Advises ProPay on its Sale to TSYS
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FT Partners Advises Mergent on the Sale of its Index Business to NASDAQ OMX
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FT Partners Advises Zephyr Associates on its $62,000,000 Sale to Informa Investment Solutions
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FT Partners Advises Fleet One on its $369,000,000 Cash Sale to Wright Express
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FT Partners Advises Central Payment on its Strategic Investment from TSYS
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FT Partners Advises Alpha in its $175 million Acquisition by the Maple Group
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FT Partners Advises Merchant Warehouse on its Significant Growth Recapitalization
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FT Partners Advises AmWINS on its $1.3 Billion Sale to New Mountain Capital
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FT Partners Serves as Capital Markets Advisor to Performant Financial on Securing its $147.5 Million Credit Facility
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FT Partners Advises SquareTrade on its $238,000,000 Investment led by Bain Capital
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FT Partners Wins "Investment Banking Firm of the Year" Award and Recognized for "Deal of the Decade"
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FT Partners Advises Instinet and Chi-X Global in the Sale of a Minority Equity Stake to UBS
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FT Partners Advises EISI in its Sale to Vista Equity Portfolio Company, Zywave
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FT Partners Advises Instinet and Chi-X Global on Its Sale of a Minority Stake to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, GETCO, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Quantlab Group
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FT Partners Advises Solveras Payment Solutions on its Sale to TransFirst
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FT Partners Advises Ellie Mae Board on the Acquisition of Del Mar Datatrac
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FT Partners Advises EDC ATM, LLC on its $145,000,000 Sale to Cardtronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CATM)
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FT Partners Advises YapStone on its $50,000,000 Minority Investment Led by Accel Partners
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FT Partners Advises Prosper in Highly Successful $17,000,000 Capital Raise

FT Partners Advises QuantHouse on its Growth Financing led by ViewPoint Capital Partners
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FT Partners Advises Instinet and Chi-X Global in the Sale of MarketPrizm to Colt Group

FT Partners Advises Outsource Partners International in its $91,000,000 sale to ExlService Holdings, Inc.
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FT Partners Serves as Exclusive Capital Markets / IPO Advisor on Ellie Mae's (NYSE Amex:ELLI) Initial Public Offering
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FT Partners Founder and Managing Director Steve McLaughlin to give the opening keynote at ETA's Investment Community Forum on May 10, 2010
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FT Partners Founder and Managing Director Steve McLaughlin to lead key panel discussion at International Futures Industry Conference (FIA)

FT Partners Advises Instinet on the sale of its stake in Chi-X Europe to BATS Global Markets for the total consideration of $305,000,000
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FT Partners Wins 3 Separate Awards Including 'Middle Market Deal of the Year'
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FT Partners Advises Majestic Research on its $56,000,000 sale to Investment Technology Group (NYSE: ITG)
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FT Partners Advises TheMarkets.com in its cash sale to Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business
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FT Partners Serves as Exclusive Capital Markets / IPO Advisor on Envestnet's (NYSE: ENV) Initial Public Offering
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FT Partners Advises Jack Henry in its $300,000,000 Acquisition of iPay
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FT Partners Serves as Exclusive Capital Markets / IPO Advisor on Accretive Health's (NYSE: AH) Initial Public Offering
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FT Partners Advises OpHedge Investment Services on its Strategic Alliance with Citco Fund Services
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FT Partners Advises Mercury Payment Systems in a Landmark 60% Strategic Investment by Silver Lake Partners
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FT Partners expands senior leadership team
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FT Partners advises Tora Trading on its minority investment led by Goldman Sachs
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FT Partners Founder and Managing Partner Steve McLaughlin speaks at the Annual Wharton Finance Conference

FT Partners advises UNX on its minority capital raise led by Goldman Sachs and Vernon & Park
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FT Partners Founder Steve McLaughlin Wins 2009 Dealmaker of the Year Award
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FT Partners Advises Instinet on its Acquisition of TORC Financial, LLC
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FT Partners advises Jack Henry & Associates in its $60,500,000 acquisition of Goldleaf Financial Solutions
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FT Partners Advises Custom House on its $370,000,000 Cash Sale to Western Union
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FT Partners Advises Board of Directors of Leading Public Payments Technology Firm on Strategic and Financial Alternatives
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FT Partners Advises FXCM on its Acquisition of Hotspot FX's Retail Business
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FT Partners Advises FXCM on its Acquisition of the US business of ODL Securities
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FT Partners Advises Confidential Client on Wealth Management Technology on Minority Investment in Data and Information Management Firm
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FT Partners Performs Annual Valuation Report and Chosen as Strategic and Financial Advisor to Leading Player in Global Securities Technology Firm
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FT Partners Advises Cicada on its Sale to Chi-X Global
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FT Partners Advises European Capital Markets Technology Leader on Global Expansion Initiatives
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Steve McLaughlin Featured in IDD's "40 Under 40" feature article highlighting top talent on Wall Street
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FT Partners Advises FTEN on its Minority Investment led by Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and Credit Suisse
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FT Partners' Founder Named to Institutional Investor's Most Influential People and Top Investment Banker in Online Finance
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FT Partners Raises $20,000,000 Minority Stake for Leading Small Business Lender
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FT Partners Advises MarketAxess Holdings on its $35,000,000 Sale of a Minority Stake
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FT Partners Advises Alogent Corporation on its $42,500,000 Sale to Goldleaf Financial Solutions
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FT Partners Advises Wombat Financial Software on its $200,000,000 Sale to NYSE Euronext
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FT Partners' Founder Wins 2007 "Dealmaker of the Year"
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FT Partners Advises FXCM on the Sale of Refco's 35% Equity Stake
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FT Partners Advises TradingScreen on its Minority Recapitalization for $110,000,000
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FT Partners' Founder Steve McLaughlin Again Named to Institutional Investor's Most Influential People in Online Finance
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FT Partners Advises Automated Trading Desk on its $680,000,000 Sale to Citigroup
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FT Partners Advises LatentZero on its Sale to royalblue group plc / Fidessa for Aggregate Consideration of up to $125,238,000
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FT Partners Advises Corillian Corporation on its $245,000,000 Sale to CheckFree Corporation
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FT Partners' Steve McLaughlin Featured Article in The Daily Deal - "The Architect of Financial Technology"
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FT Partners Awarded 2006 "Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year" by The M&A Advisor
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FT Partners Announces Structuring Agent Role in VeriFone's Highly Successful $540,000,000 Financing Supporting The Lipman Acquisition
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FT Partners Advises VeriFone on the Acquisition of Trintech's Payment Systems Business
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FT Partners' Founder Steve McLaughlin Awarded 2006 "Financing Professional of the Year"
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FT Partners Advises Communicator Inc. on its Sale to Markit Group Limited
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FT Partners' Steve McLaughlin Named to Institutional Investors' Top 40 in Online Finance
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FT Partners Advises Verus Financial Management on its $325,000,000 Sale to Sage Group plc
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FT Partners Advises Investment Technology Group, Inc. on its $12,000,000 Acquisition of Plexus Group
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FT Partners Acts as Exclusive Strategic and Financial Advisor in ITG's $230,000,000 Acquisition of the Macgregor Group
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FT Partners Wins "Deal of the Year" for its Role as IPO Advisor to VeriFone
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FT Partners Leads IPO Advisory for VeriFone's $177,000,000 Initial Public Offering
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FT Partners Acts as Exclusive Strategic and Financial Advisor to Liquidnet in $250,000,000 Private Placement
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FT Partners Selected as the "Investment Banking Firm of the Year"
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FT Partners Advises Homestore on the Sale of its WyldFyre Technologies Software Division
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FT Partners Advises Lynk Systems on $525,000,000 Sale to The Royal Bank of Scotland
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FT Partners Acts as Lead Financial Advisor and Structuring Agent to VeriFone in its $292,000,000 Recapitalization
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