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Oct 16, 2017

Consolidation and Collaboration: Our October 2017 Fintech M&A Report

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Dear Clients and Friends, Our latest Fintech m&a report can be found here. It highlights m&a trends and transactions in the seven segments of the Fintech world that we follow, and sometimes lead. Please click here for our October 2017 Fintech M&A Report. The Money20/20 conference is around the corner – October 22nd – 25th. As last year, we’ll have a strong presence at the show as will more than 500 exhibitors. Over the next five years, most of those exhibitors will be acquired, or themselves acquire, or raise capital – or fail. All but the last are tasks that…

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Oct 3, 2017

The Democratization of FinTech

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Our Founder, Ken Marlin, is the keynote speaker at The Tabb Group’s FinTech festival being held at the New York Hilton on November 2. In advance of the forum, Tabb’s Terry Roche interviewed Ken. A link to video of the Part I of the interview can be found here. As you’ll see, in Part 1 of the interview, Terry and Ken discuss some of the biggest factors affecting the financial services world and what it takes to be a winner. For more on the Tabb Group FinTech Festival, please click here. For some of our other thoughts on Fintech, as well…

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Aug 18, 2017

B2B Fintech Is Alive and Well – And Growing: Our August 2017 Fintech Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, The market is up, the market is down, and it doesn’t seem to matter right now; interest in the Fintech sector keeps marching on. Our 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, and so far, it’s all still pointing up. Please read more in our August Fintech Market Update, here. A recent report by KPMG indicated that in Q2 the global Fintech industry saw $8.4bn in transaction value as a result of around 290 deals – up from…

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Aug 7, 2017

AI Will Change Everything. Be Prepared. Our August M&A Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Our report found here contains an update on the dozen+ segments of the information industry that we following and sometimes lead. Please click here for our August M&A Update. When I was about 16, I read Robert Heinlein’s book, “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress”. Besides espousing some libertarian ideas that I thought were pretty interesting at the time, it also was my first exposure to what we now call “artificial intelligence”. In the book, a series of linked self-learning super computers becomes a single self-aware being – called Mike. A few years later we got HAL, the self-protective, self-aware…

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Jun 26, 2017

Fintech Demand Remains Strong – Our June 2017 Fintech Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Fintech demand remains strong. Our 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. Please find our latest Fintech m&a Market Update here. The Fintech world is rapidly changing. It is being reshaped by innovative, fast growing companies that have found effective, new ways to solve old problems – and those who would partner with them to help reinvent this world. This week, we announced the completion of our sixth transaction in as many months; our client Investment Metrics, a…

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