Acquiring a Competitive Edge

Research in the report “Fintech M&A: Acquiring a Competitive Edge in Financial Services,” reveals critical and far-ranging trends in the already prominent place that technology plays in the growth and development of modern day financial services. This report, produced with Mergermarket, is the result of an analysis of nearly 1,400 fintech deals from 2010 to 2018, as well as an in-depth survey of 100 senior executives around in the globe. The research offers important insights into a wide range of issues shaping this dynamic industry.

Fintech M&A: Acquiring a competitive edge in financial services

Key Findings

The report’s findings reveal that:

  • 92% of all respondents expect fintech M&A activity to continue to accelerate on top of already significant increases in recent years.
  • 80% of all respondents say fintech deal premiums are higher than those of non-fintech deals.
  • 72% of banks and financial institutions expect to purchase a fintech company in the next two years compared to 48% that purchased a fintech company during the previous two years.

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Ropes & Gray’s multidisciplinary team has a deep understanding of the trends and issues facing clients both emerging and established in the fintech industry. Our team has advised a wide range of clients, both private and public, on fintech issues. Our clients include global banks, payment processing and blockchain technology companies, and asset managers such as hedge funds, private investment funds and investment management firms.

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