Fintech is a rapidly growing sector that is experiencing a boom in M&A activity. Financial institutions’ direct competitors no longer represent the greatest challenge; rather, the emergence of innovative products and services which are quickly changing customer behaviours are applying the greatest pressure to the incumbent financial services industry. These relatively young FinTech companies are fast disrupting the core of traditional financial intuitions by offering both new and similar services, in cheaper and many times in more efficient and user-friendly ways. Fintech cuts across many traditional industries and is disrupting areas such as wealth management, consumer and small business finance, insurance as well as enterprise banking.
Our senior professionals in the fintech space include Miro Parizek and Frank Berger who have lead a number of transactions in this space. Hampleton advised on the sale of TONBELLER to FICO, a leading American-analytics software company. TONBELLER is an innovative provider of financial crime and compliance solutions for more than 1,000 customers globally in the most stringently regulated industries. Hampleton also advised on the sale of Profit Software Oy to a private equity consortium. Profit is a Finnish provider of enterprise software solutions that allow insurers to manage all their services, business lines and processes. Miro Parizek and Frank Berger have additional experience in the fintech space including the sale of Beta Systems ECM Solutions, a payment clearing and archiving business unit of Beta Systems AG to North American based BancTec, a leading vendor of transaction processing solutions.
Hampleton focuses on key areas of the fintech landscape covering:
- Enterprise Financial Software: Financial analytics, financial risk management software, tax compliance software, online accounting, financial portfolio monitoring, blockchain development SaaS, risk-management
- Online Financial Services: Online trading exchange software, currency conversion, mobile payments, lending
- Enterprise Financial Services and Integration: Outsourced financial data aggregation, Forex transaction processing services, financial IT systems integration, outsourced financial software development services
For more information about fintech M&A, please feel free to request a complimentary copy of our 2016 research report covering transactions and trends.