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FT Partners Advises Moneyfarm on its Series B Financing

Overview of Transaction

  • On May 29, 2018, Moneyfarm announced it has raised £40 million in a Series B financing round led by Allianz Asset Management, the investment arm of global insurer Allianz
  • Venture Capital firm Endeavor Catalyst and Italian finance firm Fondazione di Sardegna joined the round as new investors, with further funding from existing backers United Ventures and Cabot Square Capital
  • Allianz first invested in Moneyfarm in September 2016
  • Headquartered in London, U.K., Moneyfarm is a digital wealth manager operating in both Italy and the U.K.
  • Moneyfarm provides bespoke automated advice and discretionary portfolio management with exposure to multiple asset classes, through its diversified ETF-based portfolios
  • Moneyfarm serves more than 27,000 active investors, manages approximately £400 mm in Assets Under Management, and is led by its co-founders, Paolo Galvani and Giovanni Dapra

Significance of Transaction

  • Moneyfarm’s Series B financing is the largest funding round by a European digital wealth manager to date, and will enable the Company to drive the next evolution in digital advice
  • The Company plans to bolster its product and investment advice offering by exploring the integration of goal-based investments and additional layers of personalization

FT Partners' Role

  • FT Partners served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Moneyfarm
  • This transaction underscores FT Partners' strong domain expertise and successful track record in the WealthTech space