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Fintech Advisory Firm Toasts Record Growth Despite Funding Slowdown

Royal Park Partners, a corporate advisor to the fintech industry, is celebrating ‘industry-beating growth’ despite an overall global funding slowdown.

Launched in 2019 by Aman Behzad, the company has boasted strong year-on-year growth, with revenue tripling from 2020 to 2021. It also says it is on track to double once again this year.

Behzad, managing partner and founder, has described the company’s three-year performance as ‘truly phenomenal’. He comments: “Each year we continue to break new ground, reach new markets, and give innovative companies the rocket fuel to scale new heights. We have proven that fintech is a permanent and essential cornerstone of the global economy, with amazing companies creating innovative solutions for better access to finance.

“Despite recent market conditions, we have continued to advise on landmark transactions in the industry as businesses react to evolving customer needs and the need to deliver creative solutions. We look forward to expanding our reach in the coming years, becoming a trusted to partner to even more fintechs around the globe.”

Three years of growth

Helping firms raise capital, from series B through to IPO and ultimate strategic exit, the London-headquartered firm has raised more than $1billion for its clients to date. This includes more than 30 deals across six continents, working with a global network of 20,000-plus investors and strategic buyers.

Its range of clients include Indonesia-based financial super app Koinworks, South African payments company Yoco and Czech-based buy now, pay later (BNPL) provider Twisto.

Royal Park Partners also acted as exclusive financial and strategic advisor to PayRetailers on its acquisition of Pago Digital. While in 2020, it advised Thought Machine on its Series B funding, raising $125million in a funding round ahead of it achieving unicorn status the following year.

In 2021, John Clark joined Royal Park Partners to lead its US expansion. Based in New York, he has tapped into increased interest from US Investors in EU deals while working in parallel to build out operations to service domestic US clients.

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