Archive for Category: Market Update

Jun 29, 2021

InsurTechs Continue to Attract Record Funding and Gain Traction Across the Insurance Value Chain

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Dear Clients and Friends, Marlin & Associates (M&A) is pleased to share our latest market update on the Insurance Technology (InsurTech) sector. You can read our latest report on m&a values and trends in InsurTech HERE.  As we noted in our last update, the Covid pandemic accelerated adoption of digital technologies across the board but has really provided strong tailwinds in the insurance industry. InsurTechs offering solutions that complement existing players are particularly seeing faster adoption compared to solutions that aim to completely disrupt the status quo. InsurTechs that help improve the underwriting and claims process as well as customer experiences, are…

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Jun 21, 2021

What to do when Opportunity knocks? Our Latest M&A update for Fintech, Data and Analytics

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Dear Clients and Friends: Our latest report on the M&A values among the 11 sectors of the FinTech, Data and Analytics world that we follow is HERE. And as we have been saying, it looks very good. We advise others that, when opportunity knocks, they should listen carefully. We took that advice. On Monday, we agreed to combine with the technology investment banking group of D.A. Davidson & Co to create the 5th largest (and fastest-growing) middle-market investment banking group in the US (we expect the deal to close in a few months – following FINRA review). We are excited. Our…

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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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May 13, 2021

Is It Time to sell? Our May update on M&A in the FinTech, Data and Analytics World

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Dear Clients and Friends: Our latest report on the M&A values among the 11 sectors of the FinTech, Data and Analytics world that we follow, and sometimes lead, is HERE. And it looks pretty good.  Recently, we have been asked by many if now is the best time to buy, sell or raise capital given the strong m&a market – and if it will last. Founders, CEOs, Board members, among others, point to the current combination of low interest rates (which may not last), low tax rates (which will not last), high liquidity among strategics and financial players, strong transaction values,…

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