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The investments in Fintech have the wind in their sails


Mathieu Carbasse

14 August 2017 13:30

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In the second quarter, the investments in Fintech have more than doubled compared to the 1st quarter of 2017 reveals that a recent report by KPMG (in English only). These are, in effect, amounted to 8.4 billion us dollars (G$) over the period, against$ 3.6 billion in the first quarter of 2017. The investments identified by the consulting firm were 293 deals.

Mergers and acquisitions represent the majority of transactions, including two transactions in excess of$ 1 billion. One of these mega-deals for the Americas (the acquisition of the canadian company DH Corp., by the columbia Vista Equity Partners for an amount of$ 3.6 billion, which represents the most important takeover of a canadian company by a foreign company since 2014), the other Europe (acquisition of Vocalink by Mastercard for$ 1.2 billion). Note the absence of transactions from large-scale to this quarter in Asia.

The United States and Europe in the lead

The United States has invested$ 2 billion in the Fintech during the second quarter of 2017. The larger operations are about AvidXchange ($300 Million), Bright Health ($160 Million), Pos Portal ($158 Million), Fast Match (153 M$) and Addepar ($140 Million). These investments have contributed to increasing the financing of Finetch in the United States, investments in joint ventures (joint venture) up to more than$ 1.5 billion through 105 transactions.

The investments in Europe have more than doubled, with$ 2 billion invested during the quarter, up from$ 880 Million the previous quarter. The robustness of the european market is particularly encouraged by the development of incubators for Fintech in London, Berlin, Paris and Dublin. Despite the Brexit, the United Kingdom continues to be a hub of investment dynamics ($1.4 billion in the second quarter of 2017).

Stable outlook in Asia

Finally, in Asia, the financing of Fintech has remained relatively stable (760 M$ 51 transactions, compared to$ 790 Million and 56 transactions in the previous quarter). The latest investments in Fintech have been marked by great geographic diversity, and the absence of large transactions.

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