Global investments into Fintech firms increased steadily between 2013 and 2018 from $18.9 billion to $111.8 billion. This past year was characterized by mega M&A and buyout deals of all kinds, from Blackstone’s $17B investment in Refinitiv to Ant Financial’s $14 billion VC financing to the $12.8 billion acquisition of Worldpay; the $2.2B acquisition of iZettle by PayPal; and the $3.4B buyout of VeriFone by Francisco Partners.
To identify the total value of investments into Fintech companies, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed numerous national and international media reports. Additional information about the global Fintech investments came from KPMG International. The table below presents the total value of investments into Fintech companies worldwide from 2010 to 2018. It can be seen that total investments in the global market reached $111.8 billion in 2018. Funding was raised through 2,196 deals, up from 2,165 in 2017, the research said.
- 2018: $111.8 billion (overall number of deals: 2,196)
- 2017: $50.8 billion (overall number of deals: 2,165)
- 2016: $63.4 billion (overall number of deals: 1,893)
- 2015: $67.1 billion (overall number of deals: 1,925)
- 2014: $45.4 billion (overall number of deals: 1,543)
- 2013: $18.9 billion (overall number of deals: 1,132)
Total investment activity (VC, PE And M&A) in Fintech 2013–2018
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