Archive for Tag: fintech

Jun 23, 2016

Fintech: It’s All About the Cloud – Our June 2016 Fintech Market Update

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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. It’s all about the cloud. One of the larger deals this past month was the sale of Vertafore to Bain Capital and Vista Equity Partners for a reported $2.7 billion.

Jun 14, 2016

Electronification of Trading – for lack of a better word – is good, it clarifies and cuts through.

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The “electronification” of securities trading in the U.S. has been underway for more than two decades as global securities markets have moved away from open outcry and phone/voice trading and towards faster and more efficient electronic alternatives. Nasdaq launched its earliest version of an electronic bulletin board in 1971 and CME group launched its electronic platform in 1992. Old news. What is interesting is that – despite the misgivings of some the electronification of trading is continuing its upward march. In fact in some markets it has reached 90% and more of trading volume, as evidenced in the chart below from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Furthermore, it’s coming to markets that have traditionally resisted it.

May 10, 2016

Is it time to sell?

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We’re feeling pretty good about 2016. The m&a market in the dozen+ information technology sectors that we follow and sometimes lead is strong. We’re busy. Demand is high for companies that check all the boxes: unique products that address very large markets, defensible market leadership, high recurring top-line growth, substantial profit leverage, strong management, etc. High demand often translates to high values. We recently advised on a sale at more than 30x EBITDA.

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