FirstCapital appoint European M&A Specialist as new Director

3rd September 2019

FirstCapital is pleased to announce the appointment of Nuno Barros as Director. Nuno is highly experienced in deal origination and execution for European high-growth technology companies with an international career in investment banking and corporate development that has spanned the US, the UK and Continental Europe. As Director, Nuno will bring added insight into European markets, in particular within the FinTech space.

Nuno joins FirstCapital from London-based investment bank, Strata Partners, where, as Director, he focused on deal origination and execution for high growth FinTech and business software companies across Europe. Prior to this, Nuno worked in corporate development for financial services companies PRA Group and Arrow Global. Earlier in his career, Nuno spent 7 years in cross border European TMT at Stella EOC, having started off as a strategy consultant with Bain and AT Kearney.

FirstCapital Chairman, Hazel Moore, commented: “We are delighted that Nuno is joining FirstCapital. His substantial experience in doing cross-border European transactions, both as an adviser and as a strategic acquirer, and in particular his background in FinTech, fits perfectly with our focus on strategic transactions based on market insights. This expansion of our senior team allows us to meet the demand we are seeing in the high-growth tech sector across Europe, and enables us to continue to deliver win-win deals for our clients.”

Nuno Barros said: “FirstCapital has such a differentiated approach to the M&A process with its SMART framework. They are a very personable and professional team, and are uniquely focused on building deep relationships with buyers which certainly contributes to their outstanding track record of selling European companies to tech giants, including the likes of Facebook and Microsoft. I am looking forward to expanding our reach in Continental Europe and within FinTech, and executing high-quality software and tech transactions that deliver superior outcomes to our clients.”