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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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Venture Capital: What the IPO Market Needs Now – To Wake Up
January 13, 2020

Casper Sleep, the online mattress retailer, has filed for its initial public offering. According to an SEC filing, the company has planned an offering at $100 million. Morgan Stanley, Jeffries…

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The DailyAlts Playbook – PointState’s Redemption Woes, Crypto Whale Dominance, a Sleepy IPO, and a Contest to Fly around the Moon with a Love-Starved Japanese Billionaire.
January 13, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks PointState’s redemption woes, Crypto Whale dominance, a sleepy IPO, and a contest to go around the moon with a love-starved Japanese billionaire.

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Amazon Tells Users to Uninstall Fintech Browser Honey Over Security Issues
January 13, 2020

The browser extension Honey just lost a huge source of opportunity. Just weeks after PayPal purchased the browser extension for $4 billion, Amazon has told customers to uninstall it. The…

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ETF Challenger WisdomTree Wants to Launch a Stablecoin
January 13, 2020

WisdomTree is pushing to launch a regulated cryptocurrency in the U.S. markets. The firm’s stablecoin would be pegged against a basket of assets – which could include government debt, the…

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Pitchbook: Private Equity Firms Topped $300 Billion in Fundraising Last Year
January 10, 2020

Pitchbook data reveals that private equity firms shattered fundraising records last year as investors seek alternatives to traditional markets. A new report shows that PE shops raised more than $300…

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BlackRock Joins Climate Action 100+
January 10, 2020

Climate Action 100+, an investor network that is pushing for disclosures into carbon emissions, has inked BlackRock to its roster. The three-year-old investor group is pushing for commitments to reduce…

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Private Equity: TPG to Launch Strategic Capital Fund
January 10, 2020

TPG has announced plans to launch a new strategic fund that emphasizes stakes in public companies. The activist bend operates on a different approach. Rather than taking the hostile approach…

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Alternative Investments: Sen. Ron Wyden Dismisses Ethos’ Response to .org Domain Sale
January 10, 2020

The protest over the sudden and non-transparent sale of the .org domain to an obscure private equity firm for $1.35 billion has three Democratic Senators embroiled in it. Last month,…

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Artificial Intelligence: Warner Bros Will Use AI to Decide Which Films to Make
January 10, 2020

Artificial intelligence gets a foothold in Hollywood. Warner Bros has signed on L.A-based startup Cinelytic to use the latter’s AI-based film management system, according to an exclusive from The Hollywood…

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Private Equity: Nuveen Combines Two Owned Entities to Form a $21B Private Capital Platform
January 10, 2020

Nuveen has created a unique direct access private capital platform by bringing together its private equity and junior capital group with Churchill Asset Management, its middle-market senior loan and unitranche…

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