Archive for Author: Aalap Merchant

Jun 10, 2021

B2B Payments Digitization And Vertically Integrated Solutions Continue To Drive Heightened Transaction Activity Across The Ecosystem

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Dear Clients and Friends, We are pleased to share our latest report on m&a values and trends in the Payments Technology sector. Building on our previous reports focused around B2B payments, in this edition we reflect on how transaction activity across the payments eco-system (YTD 2021) has been the highest we have seen in a few years, largely driven by trends around: Digitization and Automation being top of mind for firms as they look to lower costs, processing times, and errors, while meaningfully increasing ROI B2B payment platforms are offering more vertically integrated solutions, with Expense and Spend Management becoming the next frontier Increased…

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May 26, 2021

Real Estate Tech Increased Usage of Data & Analytics Solutions Is Driving ROIs Higher and Allowing Participants Access to Latent Value

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Dear Clients and Friends, Marlin & Associates (M&A) is pleased to share our latest reporton the Real Estate Tech sector. As you will see in the following report, m&a and financing activity (and associated values) continue to remain strong, especially for firms across the broader Real Estate Tech ecosystem. A combination of factors are driving significant volume across both capital raising and exit considerations by founders: permanent adoption of digitization/automation by financial services firms, robust valuations, excess liquidity, and the impending tax rate hikes. In addition, for firms focused on Data & Analytics within the Real Estate Tech ecosystem, there are a few…

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Dec 18, 2020

Will CRE Tech Help Prepare For The Post-COVID Era?

Fintech, Market Update, Newsletter, Real Estate Tech 0 Comments

Dear Clients and Friends, Marlin & Associates (M&A) is pleased to share our latest report on the Commercial Real Estate Technology (CRE Tech) sector. As you will see in the report, after a few slow months, m&a activity and values in this sector have come back strong, even in the face of the unknown, driven in part by (i) development of smart solutions that utilize AI/ML capabilities to enhance end-to-end process automation, (ii) solutions that optimize and enhance remote access capabilities, (iii) blockchain solutions that afford a more secure and faster transaction process, (iv)and increased digitization across all functions of the value chain.…

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Oct 12, 2020

Payments – Are Cross Border Payments A Benefactor In The Pandemic Affected World?

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Dear Clients and Friends, Marlin & Associates (M&A) is pleased to share our latest reporton m&a values and trends in the Payments Technology sector. As you will see in the report, after a few slow months, m&a activity and values in this sector have come back strong – driven in part by (i) significant shifts to online spending during a never-ending pandemic that has accelerated trends across the B2B, B2C and P2P spaces that were already in place well before the coronavirus upended daily life; (ii) customer demand for ever more speed and transparency for these transactions; (iii) regulations that are driving…

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May 12, 2020

Mortgage Technology Update – Covid-19

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Dear Clients and Friends: Please find here our latest report on the values and m&a trends in the Mortgage Tech industry during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Over the past few months, we have witnessed “business as usual” dissolve in a way that would have once been inconceivable. This year started with tremendous promise, as home sales and mortgage refinancing volume reached record levels. Values of Mortgage Tech firms followed suit. In February, we released our debut report on m&a values and trends in the Mortgage Tech industry, which you can view here. Then the world changed. In March, as COVID-19 spread, governments mandated lockdowns, tens…

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