FinTech

Experience

  • Financial Institutions Fintech MA

    • BMO in its acquisition of Clearpool Group, a provider of holistic electronic trading solutions.
    • Prudential Financial in its $2.35 billion acquisition of Assurance IQ.
    • KeyBank in its acquisition of Laurel Road’s affinity-focused digital lending business.
    • AIA in its cornerstone investment in a Chinese healthcare online start-up, WeDoctor, and related preferred distribution arrangements.
    • Fifth Third Bank in a strategic partnership with, and a minority investment in, Bellwether Enterprises, a Fintech commercial mortgage and multi family provider.
    • FinTech startups, global banking institutions and payment providers on compliance with U.S. and EU anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions laws and regulations, arising under federal and state law (including the requirements of the NY Department of Financial Services).
  • PE Fintech M&A

    • P2 Capital, alongside Silver Lake, in the $3.5 billion acquisition of Blackhawk, a global financial technology company.
    • Capital Group in its investment in Go-Jek, an Indonesian hyperlocal transport, logistics and payments startup that operates a leading online delivery and ride-hailing platform in Southeast Asia.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of Risk Strategies Company, a national insurance and benefits brokerage and risk management firm, from Kohlberg & Company.
    • Stone Point Capital in its significant equity investment in specialty insurance broker Alliant Insurance Services, with KKR retaining a significant equity investment in the business.
    • The Carlyle Group and Conifer in the sale of Conifer Financial Services, an asset services firm, to SS&C Technologies.
    • Empowerment Ventures and its wholly-owned subsidiary UniRush, a prepaid debit card program manager in the sale of UniRush to Green.
    • Helios Investment Partners in the acquisition of a controlling stake in Interswitch, Nigeria’s largest electronic transaction switching and payment processing service provider, from several Nigerian banks.
  • Trading & Advisory Fintech

    • Apex Fund Services in its sale to Genstar Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm.
    • Non-U.S. central securities depository and market participant on the structuring of its proposed D3 Ledger project and related legal issues.
    • A securities brokerage platform in an internal investigation into recent outage issues and responding to related regulatory inquiries.
  • Commercial Fintech

    • Ingenico Group, a leading seamless payment company, in its buyout of minority stake owned by Fosun International in Ingenico Holding Asia Limited.
    • An insurance industry company using technology to automate its underwriting process in insurance regulatory advice.
    • A U.S. bank on various matters arising from its Innovation Steering Committee, which focuses on strategic investments, incubation initiatives, and other similar projects.
    • Numerous financial services companies in the negotiation of technology agreements.
  • Consumer Fintech

    • A major international bank in a comprehensive AI risk assessment for their artificial intelligence programs.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and TRANZACT in the $1.3 billion sale of TRANZACT to Willis Towers Watson.
    • Marketplace Lending Association in its submission of amicus brief on behalf of a trade association for online marketplace lenders related to ongoing litigation in the State of Colorado.
    • A major insurance company in launching a pilot mobile application to provide participants with a savings account held via a third party bank.
    • FinTech startups, global banking institutions and payment providers on compliance with U.S. and EU anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions laws and regulations, arising under federal and state law (including the requirements of the NY Department of Financial Services).
    • Advice on privacy and other regulatory issues relating to a mobile banking product joint venture.
  • Data Privacy and Security

    • A global Fortune 500 company in a $9 million cyber-enabled fraud involving one of its merchants.
    • A leading cybersecurity ratings company in cybersecurity and data privacy advice and assistance.
    • A large mortgage securitization platform on cyber investigation and related litigation strategy.
  • Fintech Bank Acquisitions

    • A company in obtaining national bank charter and bank holding company registration for a Fintech company and structuring shareholder investments to be optimized for bank regulatory standards.
    • Edward Jones in obtaining an industrial bank charter.
    • Insurance companies and other financial institutions to evaluate the benefits and burdens of (1) partnering with banks, (2) forming a national bank and, (3) forming an industrial bank.
  • Digital Currency

    • A Russian company in the analysis of the regulation and structure of an asset-backed ICO.
    • A Russian investment company on matters related to the creation of a cryptoexchange.
    • A digital currency exchange in an NYAG inquiry.
    • A private technology company developing virtual currency-payment solutions in private civil litigation and regulatory matters.
    • Large U.S. banks in policy, legal and regulatory issues regarding the development of cryptocurrency in the United States.
    • A global bank in a digital coin offering.
    • Providing regulatory and structuring advice regarding setting up a crypto-lending program.