Litz joins with over 20 years’ M&A, private equity and strategic transaction experience, specialising in M&A transactions, private placements, IPOs and strategic investments. Litz was previously EMEA Head of FinTech IB at Citigroup, where he advised a broad range of clients including Banking Circle, Handelsbanken, Klarna, Network International, Nexi, OakNorth, PPRO, Trustly, Wise, and Worldline, as well as financial sponsors such as Advent, Bain, EQT, General Atlantic, Helios, Nordic Capital and Warburg Pincus. Prior to that he held positions at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Bear Stearns.
Litz will work closely with Andy Claymore, who operates in the Financial Services sector (who most recently advised Moneyhub on its funding round), and the wider global Technology & Software practice, covering a broad range of 18 sub-sectors, with a team comprising over 70 bankers and 20 Managing Directors. The firm is set to continue investing in this space in the coming months.
“FinTech is having a profound and meaningful impact on our clients, creating an environment for innovation and significant investment. Mark brings proven leadership and a successful track record in this dynamic sector, further strengthening the firm’s deep knowledge, advisory expertise and coverage. We know Mark's arrival will help us make a difference to our clients - new and existing. Welcome, Mark!”
“I am excited to draw on the strength and breadth of DC Advisory’s global platform to advise clients in one of the largest and fastest-growing sectors of the global economy. DC Advisory has built an excellent reputation in Technology & Software investment banking, I look forward to joining this entrepreneurial and agile platform and providing the right advice to support clients through every stage of their life-cycle.”
This marks the 26th senior hire* for the international firm in the past 24 months, as DC Advisory, along with shareholder Daiwa Securities Group Inc., continues to invest in the acquisition of top talent to deliver more sectors and products to its clients.
* Recent hires: Richard Darlington (Technology & Media); Sabina Sammartino (Secondaries); Luc-Henry Rousselle (Consumer, Leisure & Retail); Ludovic Douge (Secondaries); Hannah Schofield (Infrastructure), Anthony Edwards (Infrastructure), Laurent Leriche (Agribusiness, Food & Beverage); Hoong Wey Wong (Real Estate & Healthcare); Antoine Poupard (Business & Tech-Enabled Services); Mark Goodman (Consumer, Leisure & Retail); Rich Blann (Healthcare); Laura Méndez (Consumer, Leisure & Retail); Hector M. Torres (Healthcare); Michael Wieczorek (GP Secondaries); Abhijit Chiripal (Sponsor Coverage & Financial Services); Manish Gupta (Healthcare); Paul de Hek & Robert Ruiter (Co-CEOs Benelux); Gretchen Tibbits (Media & Telecom); Ellis Chaplin (Aerospace, Defense & Government Services); Rodrigo de la Viuda (Infrastructure); Francesco Moccagatta (CEO Italy); Darren Gange (Consumer, Leisure & Retail); John Lanza (Business & Tech-Enabled Services).