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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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Takeovers & Buyouts: Mega M&A Deals in 2019 Highest in Four Years
January 2, 2020

Key trends in global M&A during 2019 included a sharp rise in large M&A transactions accompanied by a slowdown in cross-border deals. Deal-makers were defensive given geopolitical tensions such as…

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Venture Capital: Singapore VC Fund Scoops Up $250 Million
January 2, 2020

Founded in March 2018, EV Growth is a joint venture between East Ventures, SMDV, and Yahoo Japan Capital. The fund announced Monday the raising of an additional US$ 50 million…

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Alternative Investments: Stellar Returns from Healthcare and Biotech IPOs in 2019
January 2, 2020

Stellar Returns came from Healthcare and Biopharma IPOs in 2019. Hedge funds that invested in these companies made solid gains.

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Takeovers & Buyouts: Tencent-led Consortium Buys 10% of Vivendi-owned Universal Music
January 2, 2020

Vivendi cashes in on recovery in the music industry with a stake sale. Universal Music Group (UMG), the biggest music company in the world, has sold a 10% slice worth…

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January 2, 2020

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Hedge Fund Greenlight Finishes 2019 Up 13.8%
January 2, 2020

Hedge fund Greenlight Capital finished 2019 up 13.8% after a small dip in December. The iconic value-oriented fund saw a 0.3% decline last month to finish off the year, according…

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Bernhard Capital Partners to Invest in Ascension Wastewater Treatment
January 2, 2020

Bernhard Capital Partners will invest in Ascension Wastewater Treatment, the largest private sewer utility operator in Louisiana. The private equity firm specializes in services and infrastructure.

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Alternative Investments: Breaking Down the BlackRock 2020 Forecast
January 1, 2020

Alternative investment manager Blackrock (BLK) has issued the Blackrock 2020 forecast. The firm believes that growth will pick up next year with little risk of inflation. They also warn that…

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Hedge Funds: Korea’s Lime Asset Management in Fresh Trouble With Regulators
January 1, 2020

Korea’s largest hedge fund is under probe for involvement in an alleged US Ponzi scheme Lime Asset Management, the large Korean hedge fund, is accused of continuing to market a…

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FinTech: Grab and Singtel in 60:40 JV to Launch a Digital Bank in Singapore
December 31, 2019

A ride-hailing service and leading telecom group will team up to launch a digital bank. Grab and Singtel have jointly bid for a digital full bank license to be issued…

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