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FT Partners Quarterly FinTech Insights and Annual Almanac

FT Partners is the only data source for comprehensive, global FinTech deal activity covering M&A, Financing and IPO statistics and trends

FT Partners’ FinTech Insights Reports are published on a quarterly basis, along with a comprehensive year-end Almanac. All information included in the reports is sourced from FT Partners’ Proprietary Transaction Database, which is compiled by the FT Partners Research Team through primary research and data analysis. The reports feature M&A, financing and IPO statistics and trends as well as breakdowns by FinTech vertical, geography, investor-type and much more.

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Q1 2024 FinTech Insights

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Report Features:

  • Q1 2024 and historical FinTech financing and M&A volume and deal count statistics
  • Largest FinTech financings and M&A transactions in Q1 2024
  • Average / median round size and valuations over time
  • Most active FinTech investors including strategic investor participation
  • Breakdowns by geography and deal type
  • FinTech sector and sub-sector highlights

Key Highlights:

  • Total dollar volume for FinTech deal activity across M&A, private company financings, and IPOs increased 3x compared to Q1 2023, heavily skewed by Capital One's pending $35 billion acquisition of Discover, the fourth largest FinTech M&A deal ever.
  • When excluding the mega-merger, volume still represented a nearly 2x increase over the year-ago-period, as M&A volume was further boosted by ten more $1 billion+ M&A deals, up from just two deals of this size announced in last year's Q1.
  • Conversely, private company funding volume fell to the lowest quarterly level in six years – since Q1 2018 – declining 19% year-over-year, when excluding Stripe's $6.9 billion Series I in March of 2023.
  • Despite the substantial drop in funding volume, bright spots in private company financing activity shone through – the number of capital raises increased both sequentially and year-over-year, recording 945 new deals and the Crypto & Blockchain sector reached a new record for quarterly deal count.
  • Further, the median size of FinTech company valuations increased overall, with all-time highs for Seed ($20 million) and Series A ($57 million) rounds, in particular.