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Fintech: M&A In the Fintech Space Will Heat Up

One of the clear winners, if there is such a thing of the current economic situation, will be fintech companies. And we can expect to see a wave of fintech M&A as a result. There was already a trend towards digital platforms in the financial services industry. Now it’s just accelerating. Even those who prefer a hands-on face-to-face meeting on financial matters are turning to online platforms. They have to do so. Many banks are only offering drive-through services. This means more complex transactions are moving online. Why Fintech M&A Will Heat Up The shift to increased digital use in financial services will also accelerate the fight between incumbent banks, brokerages, and insurance companies to capture market share in a new digital marketplace. Underfunded startups will struggle. They lack the ability to spend billions of dollars a year like their larger financial counterparts. The smaller firms will also need to find funding sources to survive until economic activity begins to normalize. Fintech companies also have to be very careful about execution risk right now. Consider Robinhood, the online brokerage firm. Their system failed as markets became disrupted by the spread of the coronavirus virus in the United States. The future…

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FinTech: Jenfi Has an Innovative Lending Model For SMBs in Southeast Asia
February 4, 2020

The Jenfi fintech targets small businesses that are underbanked…even in Singapore. It has an Innovative Lending Model For SMBs in Southeast Asia. Jeffrey Liu and Justin Louie, who worked together…

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Hedge Funds: Starboard Value Pressures for Changes at eBay, Deal at Green Dot
February 4, 2020

Starboard Value is pushing for eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) to sell or spin off its Classifieds Group. The hedge fund took a stake in the company one year ago beside fellow…

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FinTechs: UK the Epicenter of Fintech in Europe, says Report
February 4, 2020

UK the Epicenter of Fintech in Europe, says Report. The fintech sector in the UK raked in a record $4.9 billion in investments during 2019, despite political turmoil from Brexit.

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Artificial Intelligence: How to Invest in The Next Big Thing
February 4, 2020

Buy a piece of the looming tsunami of growth in the AI market by investing today. Artificial intelligence, or AI, is the fourth industrial revolution. The steam engine heralded the…

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Liquid Alternatives: The First Trust Merger Arbitrage ETF Will Skim Merger Spreads
February 4, 2020

The First Trust Merger Arbitrage ETF Will Skim Merger Spreads. It’s a hedge fund type, actively managed ETF. But don’t balk at its fees.

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Digital Assets: Israeli CyberSecurity Firm GK8 Dares Hackers With $250K Bounty
February 4, 2020

GK8 has dared hackers to burgle a bounty of $125K stored in a cold wallet, with the promise of another payout of a $125K bonus. The first person to crack…

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Private Equity: Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Announces $1.4 Billion Final Close of Phoenix Tower International Project
February 4, 2020

Blackstone Tactical Opportunities funds completed the recapitalization of Phoenix Tower International. The deal will allow the wireless communications infrastructure provider to execute on its global infrastructure business plan.. Tac Opps has…

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Alternative Investments: Pacific Premier Bancorp Buys Opus Bank
February 4, 2020

Pacific Premier Bancorp (NASDAQ: PPBI), the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank, announced plans to purchase and Opus Bank (NASDAQ: OPB). Terms of the deal set the value at about…

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Digital Assets: Bitcoin Preparing For Explosive Upside
February 3, 2020

Bitcoin in bullish setup and Bakkt futures OI at an ATH The BTCUSD daily chart above shows a very bullish setup for the cryptocurrency. When taken with the blast-off in…

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Real Estate: IIPR Announces Sale-Leaseback Deal with Green Thumb Industries
February 3, 2020

Innovative Industrial Properties (IIPR) has announced a sales-leaseback deal with Green Thumb Industries (GTBIF). The $2.9 million deal is for a licensed cannabis processing facility in Toledo, Ohio. 

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