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FT Partners Quarterly FinTech Insights and Annual Almanac

FT Partners is the only data source for comprehensive, global FinTech deal activity covering M&A, Financing and IPO statistics and trends

FT Partners’ FinTech Insights Reports are published on a quarterly basis, along with a comprehensive year-end Almanac. 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. The reports feature M&A, financing and IPO statistics and trends as well as breakdowns by FinTech vertical, geography, investor-type and much more.

Be sure to check back for quarterly updates and additions. All recent reports can be viewed or downloaded for free below.

Q1 2021 FinTech Insights

Q1 2021 FinTech Insights


Key Highlights:

  • Q1 2021 was the largest and most active quarter ever for FinTech financing activity with over $29 billion in volume across more than 750 transactions
  • In Q1 there were 77 financing rounds of $100 million or more, a record-breaking amount, elevating numerous companies to “unicorn” valuation levels
  • Across all company stages, 15 venture capital and strategic investors each made 9 or more new or follow-on investments in FinTech companies in Q1 2021, compared to just one firm having done this in Q1 2020
  • Similar to financing activity, Q1 2021 was the most active quarter ever for FinTech M&A with over 370 deals
  • Total announced M&A dollar volume reached $95 billion in Q1, with 21 deals all valued over $1 billion, the most ever in a single quarter
  • Continuing the surge of SPAC transaction activity in the FinTech sector, in Q1 there were 17 new SPAC mergers with FinTech companies announced, more than in all of 2020, which was previously a record year with 15

Report Features:

  • Q1 2021 and historical FinTech financing and M&A volume and deal count statistics
  • Largest FinTech financings and M&A transactions in Q1 2021
  • Most active FinTech investors including strategic investor participation
  • Global FinTech IPO and SPAC tracker
  • Other industry, capital raising and M&A trends in FinTech

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