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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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Q2 2023 Sponsor FinTech Insights

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Report Features:

  • Q2 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 volumes remain suppressed as the prospect of further interest rate hikes endures, but volume and deal count both rebounded modestly for the first time since Q4 2021 following several slower quarters
  • For the trailing 12-month period, sponsor-led deal activity totaled $38 billion across 166 transactions, including $25 billion in take-private volume, $7 billion of private majority control transactions and $5 billion in minority financing transactions
  • Sponsors have recently gravitated towards completing smaller deals, illustrated by the fact that median M&A deal size for the LTM period fell 68% YoY to $500 million
  • Take-private activity has slowed somewhat in 1H 2023, with dollar volume of these transactions down 76% compared to 1H 2022, but notable deals continue to announce, punctuated in Q2 by Brookfield's acquisition of Network International for $2.8 billion

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