Leading FinTech advisory Royal Park Partners has appointed Vaggelis Makris as senior director, joining the London team to broaden the firm’s global offering.

The appointment follows a year of growth, during which time Royal Park Partners oversaw $1bn worth of transactions across 15 deals, grew its global leadership team, and doubled its revenue for the second year running.

The company is accelerating its international presence, with recent transactions across the US, Germany and South Africa, and deepening its pool of global FinTech advisory talent.

Vaggelis brings with him more than 20 years of deal experience in financial technology as investment banker and investor.

He’s a former strategic investor at HSBC and former PE/VC investor at Fosun and Mouro Capital.

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Royal Park Partners has offices in London and New York and Vaggelis will deliver strategic positioning and deal structuring guidance.

Aman Behzad, managing partner and founder, said: “I’m thrilled to welcome Vaggelis to our senior leadership team as we celebrate another record year of deal-making and embark on another period of strong growth for our firm.

“Beyond Vaggelis’ deal track record, our clients will benefit from his unparalleled investment knowhow as we continue to deliver strategic positioning and deal structuring guidance.

“With this addition Royal Park Partners further enhances its profile as the global M&A and capital raising advisor of choice for the FinTech sector.”

Makris said: “I’m excited to join the team at Royal Park Partners as the business continues to successfully set a new quality benchmark and fresh approach in the global FinTech advisory space.

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“Aman and the senior leadership team share the vision to empower high-quality fintech companies and help them scale, and I’m proud to join them at this incredible time of growth.”