Financial Technology Partners (“FT Partners”), the only investment bank focused exclusively on FinTech, is pleased to announce the further deepening of its senior team with the addition of 18+ year FinTech investment banking veteran, Stephen Stout, as Managing Director in our growing New York City office.
Mr. Stout was most recently the Global Head of Strategy at First Data where he was responsible for managing global strategy, business development projects and M&A. While at First Data, he also spearheaded the Company’s IPO, which was the largest equity offering in the U.S. in 2015.
Prior to First Data, Mr. Stout spent eight years as a senior investment banker at J.P. Morgan building its FinTech and Payments practice. He was a lead advisor on many high profile FinTech deals, including the IPOs of Visa, Cielo, Vantiv, Green Dot, FleetCor, Qiwi and Evertec. He also advised on numerous FinTech M&A deals, including Visa’s acquisition of Cybersource, Vantiv’s acquisition of Litle & Co, the spin-off of TSYS from Synovus and the sales of Mercury Payments, Merchant e-Solutions, Comdata, MoneyGram, Travelex, NETS, Obopay and Point International, among many others. Prior to his investment banking career, Mr. Stout covered the Payments industry as an equity research analyst for eight years at J.P. Morgan and UBS, where he helped build the #1-ranked research team in the Institutional Investor and Greenwich Polls.”