Royal Park Partners Appoints Niccolò Gamaleri as Senior Director

  • People Moves
  • 17.08.2022 10:40 am

Royal Park Partners, the specialist financial advisor to the fintech industry, has announced that it is expanding its leadership team with the hire of ex-Barclays dealmaker Niccolò Gamaleri as senior director.

The appointment represents another milestone for Royal Park Partners as it approaches its third anniversary. Since launching in late 2019 it has established itself as EMEA’s most active fintech advisor, expanded to New York, and raised over $1 billion for its clients. 

In his new role, Gamaleri will focus on supporting fintech founders and private equity-backed companies through capital raises, M&A transactions, and IPOs. His background in financial institutions M&A brings a new dimension to Royal Park Partners’ advisory offering. As the fintech sector becomes increasingly regulated, and its funding base evolves, knowledge of regulatory requirements, financing solutions, and industry standards are crucial.

He bolsters the team's capabilities and expertise, bringing extensive experience from Barclays Investment Bank, where he was a senior director in the FIG EMEA M&A team, having joined in 2013 from Société Générale. At Barclays he helped develop the European franchise, focusing on listed banks, speciality and diversified financials, and headed up its coverage of the credit management services sector. In this role, Gamaleri advised banks on the sale of large NPL portfolios, as well as strategic acquisitions, divestments and recapitalisations.

The move represents another step towards Royal Park Partners’ goal to curate the most comprehensive strategic fintech advisory talent in the world. Niccolò joins Aman Behzad, Abhimanyu Toor, and John Clark as part of an expanded leadership team, combining over 60 years of advisory experience. 

Aman Behzad, Managing Partner and Founder, said: “At Royal Park Partners we have built a world-class team of fintech advisory talent, and Niccolò will augment these capabilities even further. He brings an exceptional track record executing deals across European financial services, which will prove invaluable as we further establish our M&A capabilities and cement our leading position in EMEA. I am delighted to welcome Niccolò to the team, and look forward to working together as we enter a new phase of growth.”  

Niccolò Gamaleri, Senior Director, said: “It has long been clear that fintech is top of the agenda for investors and financial institutions alike, creating enormous opportunities for advisors to make a real impact. But having worked at the top end of European banking, I realised that large investment banks are often unable to execute with the speed and specialism needed to support fintech founders.  

"Royal Park Partners combines the professionalism expected of elite investment bankers with the deep domain knowledge, data capabilities, and contacts needed to execute tailored deals in the fintech space. In less than three years they have grown rapidly, building an impressive team and reputation for closing major transactions. It's an exciting time to join, and I look forward to helping elevate the business to the next level.” 

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