Halcyon Days for Fintech Deals

Halcyon Days for Fintech Deals

Fintech M&A has continued at an unprecedented pace, with 2019 shaping up to be the biggest year yet in terms of total deal value. The activity comes not only from private equity firms making investments in start-ups, but also from legacy financial technology vendors and financial firms acquiring innovative fintechs as a way to add to their own tech capabilities.

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Why Are Big Banks Suddenly Interested in Small Deals?

Why Are Big Banks Suddenly Interested in Small Deals?

We really enjoyed an interesting read from The Wall Street Journal this week on why investment banks are more aggressively pursuing mid-market deals. Any investment banker worth his or her salt typically wants to be involved with advising on the large, global mega deals that dominate news cycles.

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A Booming—and Consolidating—Fintech Sector

A Booming—and Consolidating—Fintech Sector

It seems as if the news breaks monthly with the “biggest deal ever” in some aspect of fintech. That’s why it was only mildly shocking this week when word came out that bank technology giant FIS agreed to pay $35 billion for Worldpay in the largest digital payments M&A deal to date. The deal is part of an escalating arms race among the financial technology sector’s biggest players.

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Fintech M&A activity stays active in August.

Fintech M&A activity stays active in August.

It’s gratifying to see start-ups highlighted in our Company of Note section receive their just validation. A case in point is ClearGraph, which we highlighted in March as a compelling solution to help financial institutions better harness their raw data. This week, the firm agreed to become part of business intelligence and analytics firm Tableau.

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