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FT Partners Awards and Recognition

Financial Technology Partners is Consistently Recognized by Industry Professionals and Peers — FT Partners was most recently was recognized as "2016 Investment Bank of the Year" and "2015 Dealmaker of the Year." This is the fourth time since 2004 the firm has received the award for "Investment Banking Firm of the Year" as well as the fourth time named "Dealmaker of the Year" since 2006. This is an unprecedented feat and we are extremely proud of these accomplishments. Clients continue to put their faith, trust, and shareholder value into the hands of FT Partners because they know FT Partners is dedicated to meeting and exceeding their objectives.

Industry Awards

  • 2016 Investment Banking Firm of the Year
  • Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year (2016)
  • Corporate and Strategic Deal of the Year, >$100mm (2016)
  • Dealmaker of the Year – Steve McLaughlin (2015, 2012, 2007)
  • Technology Deal of the Year $1.5bn (2015)
  • Professional Services Deal of the Year (2013, 2012)
  • Boutique Investment Bank of the Year (2011)
  • Deal of the Decade (2011)
  • Middle Market Deal of the Year (2010)
  • M&A Dealmaker of the Year – Steve McLaughlin (2009)
  • Equity Financing Dealmaker of the Year - Steve McLaughlin (2008)
  • Investment Bank of the Year (2004 and 2006)
  • Financing Professional of the Year - Steve McLaughlin (2006)
  • Product of the Year - IPO Advisory (2006)
  • Computer and IT Deal of the Year (2006 and 2007)
  • Financial Services Deal of the Year (Above $100M)
  • Business to Business Services Deal of the Year
  • Deal of the Year - Consumer Services (2006)
  • Award finalist in over 75+ categories

Industry Recognition

  • FT Partners Founder Steve McLaughlin ranked as the #1 FinTech banker by "The Information" on their report of top Silicon Valley technology bankers
  • Founder and CEO Steve McLaughlin Ranked #4 on Institutional Investor's "Fintech Finance 35" Ranking of most influential people in FinTech
  • FT Partners Steve McLaughlin hosts two key industry panels at Money2020 Expo and Keynotes ETA's Investment Forum
  • Key industry sponsors at leading financial technology conferences and events such as Finovate and Money2020 Expo
  • FT Partners named Investment Bank of the Year for the third time in 2011 having previously been recognized in 2004 and 2006
  • FT Partners' Founder and Managing Partner, Steve McLaughlin, named both "Dealmaker" and "Financing Professional" of the Year from 2006 to 2009
  • Featured in IDD Magazine's annual "40 Under 40" ranking the most influential figures on Wall Street
  • FT Partners featured in numerous industry publications and widely recognized as "The Architect of Financial Technology"
  • Steve McLaughlin named to Institutional Investor's Most Influential People in Online Finance in 2006, 2007 and 2008
  • IDD Feature Article, "Undermining the Underwriters"
  • FT Partners "IPO Advisory" service - as demonstrated by the highly successful VeriFone IPO - received three prestigious industry awards in only 12 months

Complete Award and Finalist Listings

M&A Advisor Award Winner
2016 - 2014 M&A Advisor Awards
  • Investment Banking Firm of the Year (2016)
  • Corporate and Strategic Deal of the Year, >$100mm (2016)
  • Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year (2016)
  • Investment Banking Dealmaker of the Year (2015)
  • Technology Deal of the Year $1.5bn (2015)
  • Equity Financing Deal of the Year (2014)
  • Professional Services Deal of the Year, >$100mm (2014)

M&A Advisor Award Winner
2013 & 2012 M&A Advisor Awards
  • Dealmaker of the Year – Steve McLaughlin (2012)
  • "40 Under 40" Award Recognition – Tim Wolfe (2013)
  • Professional Services Deal of the Year (2013, 2012)
  • 9 Nominations across 7 categories (2013, 2012)

2011 M&A Advisor Award Winner
2011 M&A Advisor Awards
  • Boutique Investment Bank of the Year
  • Deal of the Decade
  • 10 Deal of the Year Nominations Across 9 Categories

M&A Advisor Award Winner
2010 and 2009 M&A Advisor Awards
  • Middle Market Deal of the Year (2010)
  • Dealmaker of the Year (2009)
  • Cross-Border Deal of the Year (2010)
  • Information Technology Deal of the Year (2010)

Middle Market Financing Awards
2008 Middle Market Financing Awards
  • Equity Financing Dealmaker of the Year
  • Information Technology Deal of the year
  • Financial Services Deal of the Year

M&A Advisor Awards
2007 M&A Advisor Awards
  • Dealmaker of the Year — Steve McLaughlin
  • Computer and IT Deal of the Year (Above $100M)
  • Financial Services Deal of the Year (2007)
  • Business to Business Deal of the Year (2007)
  • Other finalist nominations include Investment Banking Firm of the Year, International / Cross Border Deal of the Year (Above $100M), and Financial Services Deal of the Year (Below $100M)

M&A Advisor Awards
2006 M&A Advisor Awards
  • Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year
  • M&A Product of the Year
  • Consumer Services Deal of the Year
  • Other finalist nominations include Middle Market Deal of the Year and U.S. Middle Market Dealmaker of the Year

Middle Market Financing Awards
2006 Middle Market Financing Awards
  • Financing Professional of the Year
  • Other finalist nominations include Financing Principle of the Year and Financing Deal of the Year - Debt and Equity

M&A Advisor Awards
2005 M&A Advisor Awards
  • Computer and IT Deal of the Year
  • Other finalist nominations include Dealmaker of the Year - Steve McLaughlin and Investment Banking Firm of the Year

M&A Advisor Awards
2004 M&A Advisor Awards
  • Investment Bank of the Year
  • Dealmaker of the Year - Steve McLaughlin