Job Description

Position: Summer Research Analyst or Associate (Cryptocurrency / Blockchain)

Position Location: San Francisco or New York

Position Description

Financial Technology Partners is seeking a summer Research Coverage Group Intern to help pioneer and develop our new Cryptocurrency / Blockchain sector. This is an unparalleled opportunity working at an elite investment bank while gaining subject matter expertise in Cryptocurrency / Blockchain technology. Our research and analysis has been featured on Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, and the Financial Times and is regularly viewed by CEOs and industry leaders. FT Partners’ unique insight into FinTech is a direct result of successfully executing hundreds of transactions combined with over 14 years of exclusive focus on the FinTech sector.

This fulltime internship is expected to last about 10-12 weeks starting in June working alongside our deal teams. Responsibilities include:

  • Support high priority business development activities by identifying companies and performing high level valuations and priority assessments
  • Research significant M&A and private capital raising transactions and produce high quality / high visibility reports
  • Maintain proprietary database records and identify potential new business opportunities
  • Learn and apply basic financial analysis concepts and skills
  • Gain valuable first-hand experience with Investment Banking concepts and exposure to senior level Investment Banking team members

Desired Skills, Background, & Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing MBA or undergraduate degree
  • Passion for cryptocurrency / blockchain technology
  • Investment banking and / or research experience preferred
  • 3.5 GPA or greater
  • 2000 SAT / 30 ACT or higher strongly preferred
  • Strong data management and research skills
  • Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills
  • Team player who can contribute to building a positive team spirit, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically, upholds firm values
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, ready to roll up your sleeves and dig into the complexities of any task or challenge
  • Strong work ethic and drive with a high degree of self-discipline and motivation
  • Permanent U.S. work authorization

Why FT Partners?

  • Managing Partner and Managing Directors formerly of Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan
  • Award-winning execution; Investment Bank of the Year / Boutique of the Year Awards (among many others)
  • Executing both billion dollar and early stage / high-growth VC transactions
  • Excellent career path, strong and competitive compensation
  • Unparalleled deal flow with premier client base
  • Access to world-class executives at high-growth companies
  • Dominant footprint in the one of largest sectors: financial technology
  • Top-notch financial sponsor relationships
  • Close-knit, rapidly growing team

Selected transactions include advising:

  • Heartland Payments in its $4.5 billion sale to Global Payments (NYSE: GPN)
  • Mercury Payment in its $2.0 billion sale to Vantiv (NYSE: VNTV)
  • SquareTrade in its $1.4 billion sale to Allstate (NYSE: ALL)
  • Prosper in its loan purchase agreement with a consortium of investors for up to $5 billion
  • AmWins in its recapitalization by New Mountain Capital at a $1.3bn valuation
  • CardConnect in its $750 million sale to First Data (NYSE: FDC)
  • GreenSky in its $300 million minority investment led by DST, TPG, Wellington Management, and Iconiq
  • AvidXchange in its $300 million financing from MasterCard (NYSE: MA) , CDPQ, Temasek and Peter Thiel
  • Mercury Payment Systems in its 60% strategic growth investment by Silver Lake Partners
  • OzForex in its $480 mm IPO
  • FleetOne in its $369mm sale to WEX (NYSE: WEX)
  • Automated Trading Desk in its $680 million sale to Citigroup (NYSE: C)
  • Lynk Systems in its $525 million sale to The Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Custom House Ltd. in its $370 million sale to Western Union (NYSE: WU)
  • Addepar in its $140 million in financing from Valor Equity Partners, 8VC and Harald McPike


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