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XMS Capital Partners Expands UK Footprint with FinTech and Financial Services Focus

July 8, 2024

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – July 8, 2024 — XMS Capital Partners LLC (“XMS”), a global, independent financial services firm focused on providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services, is pleased to announce the expansion of its UK business with a focus on FinTech and Financial Services.

Spearheading the effort will be Carlos Pinto, who has joined the firm as a Managing Director based in London focusing on providing M&A and capital raising advice to FinTech and Financial Services clients. Mr. Pinto brings over 30 years of international financial services and investment banking experience.

“Carlos is well known to the XMS team and brings exceptional expertise and connectivity in Financial Services and FinTech, as well as experience in executing complex transactions. His transatlantic career reflects how we are looking to build our UK franchise and he aligns strongly with the ethos of our firm and culture” said Ted Brombach, Co-Managing Partner at XMS.

Mr. Pinto was previously Global Head of Corporate Development for the Royal Bank of Canada, responsible for the group’s strategic transactions. Mr. Pinto started his career at Morgan Stanley where he worked in the M&A and Financial Institutions Groups, advising companies on M&A and capital raising transactions. More recently, Mr. Pinto has been an investor in and an advisor to technology and FinTech companies. Mr. Pinto is fluent in English, German and Italian and is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He can be reached at

“I am delighted to be joining the impressive team at XMS Capital Partners at an exciting time for the firm. We see tremendous opportunity in FinTech and Financial Services on both sides of the Atlantic, and I look forward to working with the team and our clients. I believe our transatlantic practice is well positioned to help our clients achieve their long term strategic and financial objectives.” said Mr. Pinto.

Mr. Pinto’s arrival follows XMS’ addition of UK-based Senior Advisor, John Crompton. Mr. Crompton has over 35 years of experience in investment banking and capital markets in the U.S., Europe and Asia, with 20 years at Morgan Stanley, followed by senior roles at Merrill Lynch and HSBC where he was Global Head of Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Finance. Mr. Crompton also had three stints at HM Treasury, most recently as Head of Market Investments at UKFI. In recent years, Mr. Crompton has been acting as a non-executive director; investor in FinTech companies; corporate finance advisor; and co-author of a book on government finances.

Additionally, Nicholas Crompton, a Vice President who started the firm’s FinTech practice, is relocating from Chicago to London to support the growth of the business.

“XMS remains very active in the FinTech sector, serving a number of clients in the UK, US, and Asia. We believe now is an ideal time to build on these efforts to grow our UK business, and we are excited about the talented team we are assembling,” added Mr. Brombach.

About XMS Capital Partners

XMS Capital Partners LLC, established in 2006, is a global, independent, financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, Boston, Dallas and London. For more information, please visit

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