FinTech – M&A Update
Innovation and changing consumer behaviours driving FinTech investment and M&A
The financial technology (FinTech) sector is currently seeing a boom in investment and strong mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity as new technology and changing customer behaviours transform financial services. Much of this activity involves new FinTech companies that are developing innovative and disruptive products.
Start-ups focused on new payment solutions and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending in particular are challenging financial institutions’ existing business models. With estimates suggesting investment into FinTech tripled between 2013 and 2014, the sector offers exciting opportunities for both strategic buyers and financial investors.
Key conclusions from this report include:
- Technological advancements are reshaping financial services
- Changing customer behaviours are also a key driver
- Accelerated investment activity
- Active M&A landscape
- M&A outlook is favourable