Lucy Demery Appointed Managing Director for EMEA Fintech Clients at Barclays

Lucy Demery - Barclays

Barclays has announced the appointment of Lucy Demery as a Managing Director. She will be responsible for the coverage of Fintech clients across EMEA.

She will work with Barclays coverage, country and product teams. As well as Joel Fleck, in his role as Global Head of Fintech Banking. With the aim to broaden and deepen coverage of European fintech clients and identify global market opportunities. She will also collaborate with Barclays Corporate Banking and Private Bank partners. Helping to deliver the full suite of Barclays capabilities to fintech clients.

Lucy’s Background

Lucy Demery joins Barclays from Standard Chartered Bank where she was Global Head of Fintech Banking. Where she played a leading role in defining and developing strategic partnerships with fintech clients and investors across the bank.

She was responsible for the origination and execution of strategic transactions. This covered M&A, capital raising, leveraged finance, capital markets and transaction banking products. She has been an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and an M&A lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

During her career, she has been involved in some notable transactions. This includes:

  • SoftBank Vision Fund’s investment in C2FO
  • SingLife’s merger with Aviva Singapore
  • Grab’s pre-IPO financing
  • Blackstone’s acquisition of Refinitiv
  • Securitisations for Funding Circle
  • Zopa.
  • Fintech partnerships with Adyen, Airwallex, Ant Group, Facebook, Stripe and Visa

Tim Main, Global Head of FIG Banking commented:

“The fintech space has grown substantially over the past few years, starting in the US and now extending across Europe which is seeing the emergence of new companies quickly reaching the point where they need investment banking support. Now is the time to increase the breadth and depth of our fintech coverage in Europe.”

Reid Marsh, Head of Banking, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific commented:

“This hire in a fast growing sector demonstrates our continued investment to further strengthen our European banking capabilities.”

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