Report Introduction

The fintech sector has matured gracefully since the early innovation in digital and mobile payments, peer-to-peer lending and a host of other niche segments first came on the scene.


As a result, fintech M&A has demonstrated resilience in the first half of this year after rebounding strongly in 2H2017. Corporate and financial buyers alike are chasing larger and more targeted investments, rather than simply dipping their toes into the market.



Fintech report just released (2H2018)

  • Large banks and traditional insurance companies are increasingly jumping on strategic deals
  • Artificial intelligence is fast becoming a key component of fintech investment for its fraud detection, customer analytics and anti-money laundering capabilities
  • Record levels of venture capital investment into the blockchain industry last year poised to spur more targeted dealmaking in 2018

Executive Summary

Top Aquirers

Deal Geography

Where are the biggest deals happening in the world? Where should you concentrate your efforts to build buyers or disruptive businesses that could help transform your company?

A definitive list of the top acquirers: what does this tell us about the direction of the sector and how could this affect your company's M&A.

How much is your company worth? What should you be paying for your next M&A transaction? Get the essential overview on deal values.

Valuation Metrics

Top Buyers in the Report

Why has a new urgency returned to Fintech?

"Fintech M&A has demonstrated resilience in the first half of this year after rebounding strongly in 2H2017. Corporate and financial buyers alike are chasing larger and more targeted investments, rather than simply dipping their toes more randomly into the market.


Strategic investors, including big banks and traditional insurers, are tipped to remain active as they continue to seek out opportunities to expand into adjacent markets, streamline back-office operations, improve the digital customer experience and cut costs. "


Mike Woods

Sector Principal

Hampleton Partners