One of the leading financial technology-focused boutique investment banks is raising its own blank-check company after advising on several such deals.

San Francisco-based FT Partners is teaming up with New York-based private equity firm Bregal Sagemount to launch Independence Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company.

The duo filed Friday to raise $400 million for the SPAC, advised by Citigroup and Deutsche Bank.

Independence Holdings is set up to take a financial technology, software, or other tech company public. FT Partners has advised four fintechs going public via SPAC, most recently representing home services platform’s $523 million deal with PropTech Acquisition Corporation, which closed on December 23.

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Source: Business Insider

By Candy Cheng and Meghan Morris