Royal Park Partners appoints Vaggelis Makris as senior director
Royal Park Partners, the specialist financial advisor to the fintech industry, has announced the appointment of fintech specialist Vaggelis Makris as senior director, joining the London team to broaden the firm’s global offering.
The appointment follows hot on the heels of an outstanding year of growth, during which time Royal Park Partners oversaw $1 billion 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 20+ years of deal experience in financial technology as investment banker and investor. He offers substantial client insight from prior sell-side (Credit Suisse FIG investment banking) and buy-side roles, as a former strategic investor at HSBC and former PE/VC investor at Fosun and Mouro Capital. In his new role, Vaggelis will deliver strategic positioning and deal structuring guidance, further elevating Royal Park Partners’ reputation as the go-to M&A and capital raising advisor of choice.
Royal Park Partners has 90+ years of combined fintech advisory experience built across the world’s top advisors, VC funds and investment banks, with unparalleled insight of the global fintech landscape from its offices in London and New York.
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.”
Vaggelis Makris, Senior Director, added: “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.
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.”
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