Topics: M&A

JP Morgan Eyeing a UK Fintech Business

JP Morgan Eyeing a UK Fintech Business

The US bank has been relatively quiet in the acquisition department ever since the financial crash. However, it has regained confidence and according to reports, is now approaching a UK fintech business. Worldpay Group could become the bank’s biggest acquisition.   Preliminary approaches   Fox Business reported the board of Worldpay admitting the US bank has made a preliminary approach [...]

Private Equity Investment Up by 64% in India

Private Equity Investment Up by 64% in India

Private equity investment in India is booming, according to the latest report by Grant Thornton. The report shows PE investment jumped by 64% in value terms in May. The region attracted $663 million worth of private equity investment during the month, driven by big-ticket investments.   Deal value improving, but deal numbers declining   While the deal value increased in [...]

Are Silicon Valley’s VCs Losing Interest in Fintech?

Are Silicon Valley’s VCs Losing Interest in ...

Fintech has been booming in recent years. Investors of all kinds have flocked towards the industry and new fintech startups have been popping up all over the globe. But a recent Inc. post suggests Silicon Valley’s VCs might be losing interest.   VCs not as big of a player in fintech   Fintech companies had a surge in investment from [...]

Modest Start to Global Fintech Investment in Q1 2017

Modest Start to Global Fintech Investment in Q1 2017

KPMG has published its Pulse of Fintech, which covers the global fintech industry performance for Q1 of 2017. KMPG’s research finds global fintech investment to have a modest, yet solid start to the year, with a few strong performers to lead the way.   Global fintech investment falls slightly   The KMPG research shows the first three months of the [...]

Australia’s Bradken Rejects Another Private Equity Bid

Australia’s Bradken Rejects Another Private Equity...

Australia’s mining equipment and machinery maker Bradken has turned down a $325 million (A$428m) offer by private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners and Koch Industries. This isn’t the first time the company has turned down a private equity offer in the recent months and the move is another strong indicator of how much the mining and natural resource sector is [...]

Price is No Object in Silicon Valley’s Race for Technology Dominance

Price is No Object in Silicon Valley’s Race ...

A new study by PrivCo, a data and information provider, ranks private company acquirers by number of acquisitions in 2013. Silicon Valley tops the regions for acquisitions and YAHOO! was the top acquirer last year. It also paid hefty multiples for its purchases, according to Privco. For example, YAHOO! paid USD 1.1 billion for Tumblr, which was an 84.6x multiple of [...]

M&A in Financial Technology Dips in 2013

M&A in Financial Technology Dips in 2013

Berkery Noyes, an independent mid-market investment bank, says that M&A in the financial technology market sector this year is not keeping pace with the peaks of 2012. Its latest study looks at M&A in the past six months compared to previous half year periods.   This market includes information and technology companies in Capital Markets, Payments, Banking, Insurance, and other [...]

Aerospace Seen as a Safe Bet by PE

Aerospace Seen as a Safe Bet by PE

A new study by Squire Saunders, an international law firm, looks at deal activity in the Defense, Aerospace and Government sector, highlighting private equity involvement and the growth of M&A in Asia-Pacific.   M&A activity in this sector is robust and driven by strategic buyers seeking opportunities to consolidate supply chains, grow market share and expand into new technologies. PE [...]

Google’s Acquisition Strategy May Tap PE Firms

Google’s Acquisition Strategy May Tap PE Firms

Bloomberg reported that Google, which has been on the acquisition trail of late, is considering working with PE companies to improve its M&A process and structure its deals. Dan Primack in his Term Sheet blog questions the value of partnering with PE firms, pointing out that Yahoo boosted its M&A  team by putting industry insiders on the payroll.   He [...]

Aerospace And Defense M&A Activity High; PWC

Aerospace And Defense M&A Activity High; PWC

The mining industry might be providing lots of business for M&A specialists, such as the mega Glencore/Xstrata deal,  but so is the global aerospace and defense sectors, according to PWC. M&A totals reached a record level in 2011, according to Mission Control, a quarterly analysis of M&A activity.   Aggregate deal value reached USD43.7 billion supported by 341 deals in [...]