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;…
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…
Our latest M&A update on the recent transactions and values in the seven separate sectors of the fintech market that we follow and sometimes lead is HERE.
The report that follows HERE is our latest update on m&a values and trends in the dozen+ sectors of the information technology industry that we follow and sometimes lead. It’s too soon to tell how the consternation in the political world will affect this industry. High levels of liquidity and low interest rates help a lot, but uncertainty doesn’t. And while our sector remains fairly hot – see the report – overall m&a volume and value was clearly down in the first half of 2016 compared to the second half of 2015. Last year, m&a was torrid – with 39 mega deals valued at $10bn or more in the second half alone. So it’s not shocking to see overall m&a values and volume fall off a bit. Political consternation is a concern, however.
Our latest report on values and trends in the Enterprise Data and Analytics space (“EDA”) is HERE. As you will see, merger & acquisition activity in the EDA space continues to be strong – and m&a values high – in spite of the recent decline in market value for several publicly listed companies in this space. In fact, over the past few weeks we’ve seen several $1 billion+ acquisitions of public companies, including