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Young America Capital Announces Appointment of Raju Panjwani, Senior Managing Director

New York, November 18, 2018 (PRNewswire) Young America Capital LLC (“YAC”) announced today that it has named Raju Panjwani Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for FinTech/Blockchain. Mr. Panjwani brings over 35 years of experience. He spent 18 years at Morgan Stanley where he was a Managing Director. He started his stint at Morgan Stanley in 1987 as global head of financial audit, followed by being the COO of the Firm’s India office and later the Head of India office. He was an active participant in originating technology transactions and executed on the Firm’s first ever joint venture in a complex M&A deal. He was later the global head of strategy and part of the senior risk management team at Morgan Stanley until 2005. Subsequently, Mr. Panjwani spearheaded a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), started three businesses: a Fintech focused on hedge fund middle and back office, a mid-market investment bank in India focused on cross-border M&A and capital raising followed by a research-driven institutional broker-dealer. Mr. Panjwani gained reputation as highly ‘execution focused’, ethical leader and a strong communicator. Among his many accomplishments include: building strong relationships with large Indian technology and financial services firms; starting new businesses/division; understanding and using operations and technology to set up the right infrastructure, and leading large teams of people and aligning them to a vision. New York, November 18, 2018 (PRNewswire) Young America Capital LLC (“YAC”) announced today that it has named Raju Panjwani Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for FinTech/Blockchain. Mr. Panjwani brings over 35 years of experience. He spent 18 years at Morgan Stanley where he was a Managing Director. He started his stint at Morgan Stanley in 1987 as global head of financial audit, followed by being the COO of the Firm’s India office and later the Head of India office. He was an active participant in originating technology transactions and executed on the Firm’s first ever joint venture in a complex M&A deal. He was later the global head of strategy and part of the senior risk management team at Morgan Stanley until 2005. Subsequently, Mr. Panjwani spearheaded a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), started three businesses: a Fintech focused on hedge fund middle and back office, a mid-market investment bank in India focused on cross-border M&A and capital raising followed by a research-driven institutional broker-dealer. Mr. Panjwani gained reputation as highly ‘execution focused’, ethical leader and a strong communicator. Among his many accomplishments include: building strong relationships with large Indian technology and financial services firms; starting new businesses/division; understanding and using operations and technology to set up the right infrastructure, and leading large teams of people and aligning them to a vision. 

Mr. Panjwani commented: “I am excited to be part of a deeply client-focused organization and bring strong institutional focus to help broaden the Firm’s expertise and coverage in the ever-changing FinTech, Financial Services and the evolving Blockchain/Crypto space. With a veritable network of relationships with capital providers (across all segments) as well as disruptive technology companies, not just in the US, but globally, this is a particularly opportune moment for YAC to extend into this industry vertical. We are well positioned to provide strategic M&A and capital raising capabilities to a variety of companies seeking to enhance their operating and competitive positions.”

Young America will offer a full range of tailored investment banking services to clients across the various sectors of the industry including: Financial Services, FinTech, Blockchain service providers, selected compliant token generating events (TGE) and SaaS oriented technology firms.

Peter Formanek, Managing Partner of Young America Capital said: “We are excited to have Raju join our team.  He is a highly respected industry veteran with strong skills and contacts”.

About Young America Capital

Founded in 2000, the company is a New York based FINRA/SEC licensed independent investment banking and advisory firm which provides capital raising, M&A advisory and fund marketing services for companies and alternative investment fund managers. The company is comprised of a diverse group of investment banking professionals with particularly deep experience in Telecommunications, Media, and Technology; Lifesciences & Healthcare; Consumer; Maritime & Infrastructure; Cleantech; Real Estate and Latin America.

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