Dear Clients and Friends,
We have recently published our February 2016 Financial Technology Market Update. In this report we are bringing a new, sharper, focus to the M&A values and trends in each of seven discreet sectors of an industry that we have followed and sometimes led for more than 14 years.
Fintech is a complex industry that serves a wide range of customers including:
- Retail, commercial, merchant and investment banks;
- Asset managers (hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity, real-estate funds;
- Insurance companies;
- Securities exchanges;
- Corporations (treasurers and CFO’s) and merchants (payments);
- A host of other financial services industry participants, consumers and intermediaries who interface with these financial institutions.
It is also an industry in which each fintech customer is under constant competitive pressure to innovate and improve while complying with a myriad of complex regulations and keeping costs low. The good news for fintech customers (and for us) is that there is a wide and ever-changing range of large and small fintech companies offering to help customers meet these needs. Of course they too feel the pressure to continuously evolve, adapt and offer new, modern, cost effective tools, products and services. Competition in fintech has never been more robust. That’s why R&D is constant and so is M&A. It’s the nature of the beast.
We are here to advise the participants in this industry as they seek to buy, sell, or raise capital. Please let us know how we can help you.
Read this month’s Financial Technology Market Update HERE.