Our Team

Xavier De Pauw


Xavier has 10 years of Fixed Income Structured experience at Merrill Lynch in London, advising and funding banks across Europe, issuing billions of structured bonds in the capital markets and taking billions of principal positions. He assumed responsibility for the financing of two UK mortgage lending companies acquired by his team.

Xavier co-founded and ran as CEO a digital challenger bank backed by private equity fund AnaCap, combining sophisticated asset and liability strategies with B2C fintech and wealthtech innovations. The bank was regulated by the ECB and the National Bank of Belgium.

Most recently, Xavier was Head of Strategic Innovation, Digitalisation and Marketing at Degroof Petercam where he was responsible for transformation of the Degroof Petercam Group with a major focus on re-engineering the private bank (€35bln AuM) and the asset management business (€30bln AuM).

Xavier co-authored The Handbook of Mortgage Backed Securities (Fabozzi), Investing in Collateralised Loan Obligations (Fabozzi) and The WealthTech Book.

He co-founded Fintech Belgium and was president for the first three years of this not-for-profit organisation representing the fintech sector and liaising with governments and regulators on financial innovation. He represented Fintechs in the Finance Minister’s High Level Expert Group.

Nicolas Saglio


20+ years advising and investing in technology and entrepreneurial companies
with expertise in entrepreneurial innovation, healthcare, fintech, commodity trading, logistics and infrastructure.

Vast global network of investors ranging from HNWs, Family offices and VCs with completed investments and advisory of several billions of Global M&A transactions.

Currently Managing Partner at HealthTech180 where he provides strategy advisory services, funding and innovation solutions for technology & healthcare companies.

Previously Partner at SkyPath Capital Partners, an innovation focused strategy advisory firm and private investment boutique focused on growth and funding strategy for technology and technology enabled industries.

Previously CEO of Kontainers, a freight tech and logistics company (acquired by Descartes Systems Group Inc : DSGX). Previously Founder & CEO of Asia Global Trade Ltd, a physical commodities trading company trading between Europe and Asia, shipping over 40,000 TEUs (containers).

Previous experience includes M&A Advisory and Principal Investing at Macquarie Bank and M&A Investment Banking Associate at Citi (SSSB).