David Francione

  • Managing Director
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Biography

David Francione, Managing Director, has over 17 years of experience as an investment banker, corporate development executive and management consultant.

Previously, David served as Senior Vice President at Silverwood Partners, a global investment banking firm. Prior to joining Silverwood Partners, He was head of corporate development for Elcom International, Inc., a $500 million international publicly-traded eCommerce technology platform company. David began his career with SS&C Technologies (Nasdaq: SSNC), a leader in securities processing software and analytics and then joined the investment banking group at Advest, Inc. (acquired by Merrill Lynch), where he focused on public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private financings and valuations for financial services, technology and consumer products companies. 

David serves as a member of the board of directors for the University of Connecticut alumni association and is co-chair of its investment committee.

Education

University of Connecticut - MBA - Finance

Central Connecticut State University - BS - Finance

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 7 & 63 Registered General Securities Repsentative

FINRA - Series 79 Registered Investment Banking Representative

Industry Coverage

There were 165 transactions in Q1, with 50 deals in the payments-related space with the following break-down: payment processing (34%), online payments (16%), mobile (10%), gateway/point of sale (14%), and niche/industry-specific (26%) in areas such as healthcare, legal, trading, cross border, among others.Read more

Deal volume and financing across the Financial Technology (FinTech) industry declined 20% year-over-year (YoY) in 2019.  This reflects the high valuations evidenced throughout the year as well as the turbulence felt in public markets and the broader economy at the end of 2018/beginning of 2019.Read more

The dollar value for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the FinTech & Payments industries has already hit a record high in 2019, driven by numerous mega-deals. Companies are currently under tremendous pressure from competition and the threat of disruptive technologies.Read more