Fintech & Subsectors
Hampleton‘s Fintech practice is spearheaded by Jonathan Simnett, Dr. Jan Eiben and Mike Woods, with decades of digital payments and enterprise software experience in financial services industry.
Hampleton’s team members have significant strategic and operational experience gained while working amongst other at board level internationally across banking, insurance, retail and government, and have led transactions in e-invoicing, EDI, product & casualty, life insurance, governance / regulatory, risk management, compliance and back office management systems for banks, insurers, gaming companies, online and brick & mortar retailers, as well as government.
We have worked for and closed transactions with companies such as BancTec, BBVA, Descartes, FICO, GLI, Visa, Zurich Insurance and others.
Headquarters of Fintech Targets (1H2019)
The Sale of Profit Software to Via Ventures
Hampleton Partners acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholders of Profit Software on the sale of the company to Via Ventures Partners. Profit Software delivers enterprise software solutions that allow insurers to manage all their services, business lines and processes. Via Venture Partners is a leading Nordic private equity firm mainly focused on small and midcap companies. This deal enabled Via Venture Partners strengthened its IT sector portfolio.
The Sale of Tonbeller to FICO
Hampleton Partners advised Germany-based, Tonbeller, a provider of financial crime and compliance solutions on its acquisition by FICO, a predictive analytics and decision management software company. With this acquisition, FICO moved rapidly into the rapidly growing market for financial crime and compliance (FCC) solutions, promising to bring the benefits of advanced analytics and a risk-based approach to a field dominated by older, relatively inflexible, rule-based systems.
Miro Parizek established Hampleton in 2013 with a group of fellow deal makers and technology industry entrepreneurs, uniting hands-on industry expertise and seasoned transaction experience together for the optimal M&A advisory. Miro has been providing M&A advisory services to the technology industry since the pre-dot.com era and has managed scores of transactions supporting privately-held sellers and publicly-traded companies, ranging from 20 to over 2,000 employees.Miro has 30 years of experience in the software and IT industry.
Jonathan has been involved in the enterprise technology business for over three decades, managing and turning around existing business and helping management and their investors in fast-growth technology segments to grow, manage change, enter markets, transfer technologies, acquire, merge and sell. He’s worked with large and public infrastructure and system integration companies including: AT&T, Avaya, BroadSoft, BT, C&W, Cisco, HP, Global Switch, GMC, Huawei, Informix, Infosys, Intel, Myriad Group, Novell, IBM, IGT, Nortel, OpenReach, Pace, TCS, and Sybase.
Mike is Sector Principal for Fintech & Payments and is based in London, UK. He has over 30 years' international experience and has operated at board level across global businesses, spanning startups to multi-billion public and private companies in the Banking, Retail, Fintech and Payments industries. He was responsible for e-commerce and payments at Natwest Bank, and later worked at Royal Bank of Scotland, with over 1,000 people working for him innovating digital and payment solutions.
Fintech Report 1H2019
Whilst fintech has rippled across the financial services industry and revolutionising the processes and business models, there have been significant regional disparities. The UK leads the way in Europe, breeding a new generation of innovators with record level of investments in 2018.
How Fintech Uses Computer Vision Technology
Computer Vision is the term given to machines that can see and all the associated science and technology that helps make that a reality. In business, it’s manifested mostly in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) applications. The fintech sector is using computer vision to boost growth, transforming financial services by using appealing visuals and helping accentuate the difference between fintech and the traditional finance industry.