Fintech’s ability to leverage technology is creating innovative, and often disruptive, solutions to traditional financial services making use of technologies such as AI, blockchain, and cloud computing to offer digital banking and investment management, payment solutions, insurance products, and other financial services to businesses and consumers.
One of the main drivers of growth for the fintech industry is the increasing demand for digital financial services, a trend further fuelled by Covid-19 pandemic and its associated lockdown measures. With the resulting rapid growth of e-commerce and the rise of the digital economy, consumers and businesses are seeking faster, more convenient ways to access and manage their finances, while remaining secure.
Linked to e-commerce, businesses that provide solutions to enable secure transactions, fund transfers, investment, education, tax returns or replicate just about any type of interaction you have in the physical world can also attract very high valuations. Often traditional businesses have built such capabilities to enable scalable trading, with the technology sometimes becoming more valuable than the core business.
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Cake Entertainment Limited Shareholder BuyOut
Sale of Du Pre to Southern Communications
Investment in Australia-based CFD business by Mustard Systems
Debt advisory in relation to Barclays replacing outgoing debt syndicate partner
Advising BGF on its growth capital investment into this fast-growing secure payment business
Buyside Support for Shooting Partners
Sale of gaming business to Sweden’s Boss Media, backed by US
Acquisition advice on Digital Barriers buy and build
Debt advisory services for International expansion of chatbot, automated virtual assistant software
Westbridge’s Acquisition of Anglia Business Solutions
Sale of telecoms and infrastructure business to Southern Communications