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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.

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Q1 2023 FinTech Insights

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Report Features:

  • Q1 2023 and historical FinTech financing and M&A volume and deal count statistics
  • Largest FinTech financings and M&A transactions in Q1 2023
  • Most active FinTech investors including strategic investor participation
  • Breakdowns by geography and deal type
  • FinTech sector and sub-sector highlights
  • Expanded “History of FinTech”

Key Highlights:

  • While still feeling the prolonged impact from high inflation and rising interest rates, turbulence in the banking industry added another wrinkle to the FinTech deal activity environment in Q1 2023.
  • Despite the turmoil and ongoing challenges in the market, Q1 2023 private FinTech company financing volume rose 53% sequentially to $17.7 billion, up from $11.6 billion in Q4 2022, and broke a string of three consecutive quarters of declines.
  • To be fair, Stripe’s $6.5 billion Series I round – the second largest FinTech funding round ever – accounted for more than one third of the total financing volume in the quarter.
  • The actual number of financing rounds also picked up sequentially in Q1 2023 (794 deals) compared to Q4 2022 (681 deals), but still remained below the heightened activity levels reached in 2021 and early 2022.
  • The uptick in deals was primarily led by a steadier stream of early-stage and smaller-sized deals with 46% of all financing rounds in the quarter raising less than $5 million.
  • With very few large deals, M&A volume in Q1 only reached $9.2 billion, the lowest level since Q2 2020 ($9.1 billion), when the world was reeling from COVID-19 shutdowns.