Financial Technology Partners, a San Francisco-based investment bank focused exclusively on FinTech, has hired William Blair & Co. Managing Director and FinTech specialist, Phil Olson.
Olson, who joined the firm as a Managing Director in the newly-formed Chicago office, is one of the most experienced investment bankers in the FinTech sector, with over 15 years of direct banking experience in the space. He has been a key figure in over 100 M&A and financing transactions over the last 15+ years at William Blair (13 years) and Merrill Lynch (2 years).
Led by Steve McLaughlin, Founder, CEO and Managing Partner, FT Partners focuses on providing strategic and financial advisory services in transactions including M&A, IPOs, LBOs, recapitalizations and private capital raises to FinTech CEOs, founders and investors. The firm is entering its 15th year having just executed one of the largest FinTech deals this decade – the $4.5bn sale of Heartland to Global Payments.