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Goldman Sachs Co-Head Of Global Financial Technology Group, Jeff Haughton, Joins Boutique Investment Bank Financial Technology



  Goldman Sachs Co-Head Of Global Financial Technology Group, Jeff Haughton,
   Joins Boutique Investment Bank Financial Technology Partners As Managing
                                   Director

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 4, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Technology Partners LP
and FTP Securities LLC (together "FT Partners"), now in its 12^th year as the
leading boutique investment bank focused exclusively on financial services and
technology, is pleased to announce that Jeff Haughton has joined the Firm's
Investment Banking team as a Managing Director based in San Francisco.  Mr.
Haughton joins FT Partners after 15 years in financial technology investment
banking at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a Managing Director and Co-Head of
its Global Financial Technology Group. www.ftpartners.com

Mr. Haughton has specialized in the financial services and technology sector
at Goldman Sachs for almost 15 years.  One of the most highly sought after
bankers in the space for many years, Jeff brings with him a wealth of
experience having advised on a broad array of high profile, multi-billion
dollar and mid-market M&A and financing transactions in the sector.  Just a
few of Jeff's transactions include the record-setting $18 billion Visa IPO,
the $2 billion sale of CyberSource to Visa, the $4.4 billion sale of CheckFree
to Fiserv, the acquisition of Authorize.net by CyberSource, the spin-off of
First American Financial Corporation from CoreLogic, financing Solera's
acquisition of Explore, PayPal's acquisition of Verisign's payment gateway and
the IPOs of Blackhawk Network, Performant Financial, Higher One, Financial
Engines, Solera and many others.

"We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the FT Partners team and could not have
brought on a better banker for our organization.  I have known Jeff for all of
his 15 years at Goldman, worked both with and across the table from him
frequently, and I am confident that his addition will further strengthen our
ability to provide the absolute best advisory services to our clients," said
Steve McLaughlin, CEO, Founder and Managing Partner of FT Partners.   "We've
worked hard to earn a reputation for integrity, trust and delivery of
top-notch results and adding Jeff to our senior team will provide an immediate
benefit as we continue to expand our franchise globally."

Bill McKiernan, Founder and former CEO of CyberSource added, "While Jeff was
at Goldman, I had the pleasure of working closely with him as he advised us on
our highly successful $2 billion sale to Visa. I would highly recommend Jeff
to any CEO in the financial technology sector.  It is terrific to see Jeff
join the winning team at FT Partners, where I look forward to working with him
in the future knowing he'll continue to guide other CEOs and Boards in some of
the industry's most important transactions."

"For the last 12 years, I have watched FT Partners become an influential force
and clear leader in the financial technology sector – and I'm excited to help
contribute to the platform that Steve and the team have created over the past
decade," said Jeff Haughton, Managing Director.  "What impressed me the most
about FT Partners is the passion and dedication the entire team has for the
Firm's clients and the fintech sector itself — and their results speak for
themselves.  It's clear why FT Partners has managed to establish itself as the
one of the most successful boutiques in the world and I look forward to being
a part of the team's success going forward."

FT Partners was founded by Steve McLaughlin in 2001 with the goal of providing
world-class investment banking advisory services to founders and shareholders
in the financial services and technology sector.  The Firm was awarded
"Investment Banking Firm of the Year" and "Dealmaker of the Year" in 2011 and
2012 respectively, and has consistently been recognized with these honors a
total of seven times since 2004.  The Firm was also honored with "Deal of the
Decade" in 2010 for its representation of Mercury Payment Systems in its
record-setting sale to Silver Lake Partners.

About Financial Technology Partners LP and FTP Securities LLC
FT Partners is the only investment banking firm focused exclusively on
providing strategic and financial advisory services to clients and CEOs in the
dynamic global financial services and technology sector. The firm offers
strategic advisory services in mission-critical transactions including
mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, LBOs, refinancings, recapitalizations and private
capital raisings. FT Partners' Managing Partner, Steve McLaughlin, formerly
was a senior investment banker in Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s Financial Technology
Group and was the senior investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group
in San Francisco before leaving the firm to form FT Partners in late 2001. San
Francisco-based FT Partners is comprised of a senior team of experienced
investment bankers formerly with Goldman Sachs' financial technology,
financial services, M&A, corporate finance and investment banking groups. Any
securities related transactions contemplated by or acted upon hereunder are
conducted by FTP Securities LLC, a FINRA broker-dealer and a wholly owned
subsidiary of Financial Technology Partners LP. For additional information,
please visit www.ftpartners.com 

SOURCE Financial Technology Partners

Website: http://www.ftpartners.com
Contact: Steve McLaughlin, stevemclaughlin@ftpartners.com, 415-512-8704
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