We provide a global and regional overview of key findings uncovered from The Pulse of Fintech Q4 2017, created by KPMG Enterprise and KPMG Fintech.
Given the strong interest in fintech globally, each quarter, KPMG brings you the Pulse of Fintech report which highlights closed deals, issues and challenges from around the world, in addition to key trends and insights related to key regions: North America, Europe and Asia, as well as coverage of the Australian market. Recognising the growth of the fintech sector, the report covers research of all investment classes – M&A, including Private Equity (PE), as well as Venture Capital (VC) investments. All figures reported are in US$.
Despite a third straight quarter of decline in total global fintech deal volume, total investment rose slightly in Q4’17. A number of large deals helped to buoy investment levels, including the buyout of Bankrate and the acquisitions of BluePay and Trayport. The fintech market as a whole continued to mature during 2017, with global investors no longer just getting their feet wet within the fintech market, but making more targeted investments focused on value and long-term sustainability. Despite the narrowing focus on the part of investors, total global investment in fintech remained steady at over $31 billion, year-over-year.
Besides examining global and regional trends, we discuss the following questions driving interest in the fintech market:
The following infographics provide a global and regional overview of the key findings uncovered in the report.