Abhimanyu Toor (right) and John Clark (left) join founder Aman (centre)
Royal Park Partners, is proud to announce that we have expanded our leadership team after a year of exceptional growth. Abhimanyu Toor and John Clark will join co-founder Aman Behzad as Managing Directors, bringing over 45 years of combined corporate finance experience.
Today’s announcement follows a year of outstanding achievement, as Royal Park Partners has secured over US$1billion for our clients, including marquee deals for firms including KoinWorks, BUX, TradeDepot, Divido and Yoco. It has seen Royal Park Partners emerge as EMEA’s most prolific fintech advisor in 2021.
Aman Behzad, Managing Partner and Founder, said: “Royal Park Partners has enjoyed a year of stunning growth, securing high quality investments and acquisitions for our groundbreaking fintech clients. Success is built on the strength of our people and the relationships they forge across the fintech sector. Abhimanyu and John personify the Royal Park Partners difference: unrivalled passion, commitment and expertise across every deal. I’m delighted to welcome them to their new roles in driving the firm forward and further accelerating our outstanding momentum.”
Royal Park Partners’ two new Managing Directors bring distinct but complementary skill sets to the company’s enhanced leadership team.
Abhimanyu Toor joined Royal Park Partners in 2019, following hugely successful roles at global investment banks – specialising in TMT corporate finance.
Abhimanyu said, “Royal Park Partners is setting new benchmarks in fintech advisory and I’m tremendously excited to help lead the company through its next stage of growth. My new role will see me translating increasing global fintech investment into client success – connecting the right innovators to the right investors and institutions to execute the right deals.”
John Clark joined Royal Park Partners as a Senior Director in April 2021, bringing over a decade of investment banking and private equity experience across the fintech space. Based in New York, John will continue to lead and grow the US arm of the business. Connecting Royal Park Partners global client base with a North American market home to some of the world's leading cohort of fintech VC investors.
John said: “We’ve seen massive interest from US investors in global fintech deals. Investors here are looking to less saturated markets with more opportunity, and it is our job to help them make this connection. In this new role I will strengthen our relationships with US investors to bring the expertise, professionalism, and collaborations that made us EMEA’s most active fintech advisor to the North American market.”
Strengthening Royal Park Partners' senior leadership is timed to realise the potential of an exceptional year for the fintech industry, with global funding almost doubling from 2020, exceeding $108 billion- $11.6 billion of which was raised in the UK.