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The Pulse of Fintech – H2' 2018

The Pulse of Fintech – H2' 2018

2018 Bi-annual analysis of global investment trends in the fintech sector.



Mads Raahede


KPMG in Denmark


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Global fintech investment doubled to USD111.8 billion in 2018, driven by mega deals

Following a few blockbuster deals in H1'18, H2'18 was also filled with high profile deals including Blackstone’s USD17 billion investment in Refinitiv, the USD3.5 billion acquisition of Blackhawk Network by Silver Lake and P2 Capital Partners, the USD3.4 billion buyout of VeriFone by Francisco Partners and the USD2.2 billion acquisition of iZettle by PayPal.

Besides examining key deals and other trends, we discuss a number of questions that are driving interest in the fintech market today, including:

  • Why is global growth pivotal for fintech success?
  • Will regtech be the next big fintech play?
  • How are corporates reshaping the fintech industry?
  • How is blockchain investment evolving into a product play?

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