Archive for Category: Fintech

Apr 27, 2017

How many ways can m&a transform a Fintech company? – Our April 2017 Fintech Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, The report found here highlights some of the m&a trends and transactions in the seven segments of the Fintech world that we follow and sometimes lead. It can be found here. As 2017 rolls along, the Fintech sector remains an incredibly exciting place for us, with substantial m&a activity for companies offering technology and services to those involved with capital markets, banking, insurance, GRC, wealth management, payments, and more. Over the past few years we’ve seen a number of transformative Fintech deals such as ICE’s $7.8bn acquisition of Interactive Data; SS&C’s $2.7bn acquisition of Advent Software;…

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Mar 23, 2017

Where will the smart fintech money go next? Our March 2017 Fintech Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends: The Fintech M&A Report found here tracks deals and trends in the seven sectors of the fintech universe that we follow, and sometimes lead. Please find it here. If you are an avid reader of fintech m&a investment news and analyses as we are, you may have noticed an interesting shift in tone over the past year. (And I’m not referring to national politics.) For one, at a macro level, after seeing investments into fintech increase at dizzying rates between 2010 and 2015, the total amount invested into fintech in 2016 seems to have plateaued to…

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Feb 28, 2017

Timing – it’s not about luck. It’s about taking control. Our February 2017 Market Update

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As you will see from our report found here, the m&a values and trends in the dozen+ sectors of the information technology industry that we follow and sometimes lead have remained at the relatively high levels that we’ve been seeing since about late 2014. I wrote a blog piece about the strong values and interest in the fintech sector last week – you can read it here. For some, the question has been: “When will it end?” For others: “Is this the right time to be a buyer – or a seller?” To this we have several responses. First: Don’t trust…

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Feb 24, 2017

B2B fintech m&a is alive and well in the middle market

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B2B fintech m&a is alive and well in the middle market. Values and volumes remain strong. Companies continue to innovate and grow. Interest from both strategics and financial sponsors remains high. Want evidence beyond what the industry rags are saying? We’ve already advised on four B2B fintech m&a transactions in these first two months of the year and our pipeline is strong. Buyer/investor interest is not limited to the US. Our four deals included a UK company, a Canadian, a Swiss buyer, and our second recent m&a transaction involving Japanese investors. We are seeing interest in B2B fintech from all…

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Jan 6, 2017

Five Fintech Trends for 2017: Our January 2017 Fintech Market Update

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Please find our first Fintech M&A Market Update of 2017, here. What a year we just had. I won’t try to summarize it; way too much happened from the rise of populism and Donald Trump, to Brexit, Syria and what may be the beginning of the end of a united Europe. After the Brexit vote, VC investment in Europe dropped by half. And of course, 2016 saw the publication of my book, The Marine Corps Way To Win on Wall Street. It’s not only about a better way to run a Wall Street business; it’s about a better, smarter, more…

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