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FT Partners Quarterly Sponsor FinTech Insights

FT Partners is the only data source for comprehensive, global FinTech private equity deal activity.

FT Partners’ Sponsor FinTech Insights Reports are published on a quarterly basis. FinTech Sponsor Activity is defined as transactions in which a private equity sponsor, growth equity firm, or another control-oriented investor is involved in the following transaction types: take-privates, majority recapitalizations, significant minority recapitalizations, or other selected financings. 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.

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Q3 2023 Sponsor FinTech Insights

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Report Features:

  • Q3 2023, LTM and historical Sponsor-led FinTech deal volume and count statistics
  • Recent activity trends dissected by deal type, geography, sector and size
  • Analysis of recent FinTech Public-to-Private transactions
  • Selected notable Sponsor exits since 2022
  • List of most active Sponsors in FinTech over the last twelve months
  • Transaction profiles on notable deals

Key Highlights:

  • Private equity deal count declined from Q2 and remained low compared to 2021 and 2022 levels as the dealmaking environment continues to be relatively quiet
  • Despite declining deal count, Q3 2023 announced transaction volume of $27 billion was the highest since 2021, and up significantly YoY from $14 billion in Q3 2022, largely attributable to GTCR’s $18.5 billion acquisition of Worldpay (“WP”)
  • Take-private transactions have stalled out recently, with P2P deal volume for LTM Q3 2023 down 59% from the same period last year, although Thoma Bravo did complete the $1.8 billion acquisition of NextGen Healthcare
  • Despite current headwinds facing the private equity industry and a challenging fundraising environment, several firms have successfully raised large funds in Q3 2023 including CVC Capital and Clayton, Dubilier, & Rice