Solganick & Co. issues Financial Technology (FinTech) M&A Update for November 2015

November 23, 2015 – Solganick & Co. has issued its latest M&A update on the Financial Technology (FinTech) sector for November 2015.

Here are some of the highlights:


  • Within the Financial Technology sector, high-growth areas like mobile payments, personal wealth management and marketplace lenders continued to attract attention from investors and strategics.
  • IPO activity within the FinTech industry sector slowed in Q3 2015 but M&A activity was up 7% in the first three quarters of 2015 compared to 2014.
  • Total transaction volume in Q3 2015 increased approximately 9% over Q2 2015, and total transaction value within the sector more than doubled.
  • For Q3, 2015 the median revenue and EBITDA multiples for the sector stood at 3.2x and 15.2x respectively.
  • The largest transaction to date in 2015 was Fidelity National’s acquisition of Sungard Data Systems Inc., a software maker for financial institutions. The deal was valued at $9.1 billion.



M&A Activity: Financial Technology

Deal ActivityFirst Nine Months 2015First Nine Months 2014% Increase
# of Deals1401317%
Total Reported Deal Value ($ mil)34,93013,200165%
Median Reported Deal Value ($ mil)644542%



Global M&A Update

Global M&A volume surpassed $4.2 tr for the first time on record, the highest volume since 2007 ($3.59 tr). Third quarter M&A alone was over $1tr, marking the first consecutive trillion-dollar plus quarter for worldwide M&A in fifteen years.

  • Technology is the most targeted sector in 2015 with YTD high volume of $631.7bn, 53% higher than the previous record high of $412.8bn set in 2000. Healthcare is second with a YTD record high volume of $549.4bn and a YTD record share of total M&A at 14%.
  • 10bn+ deals accounted for 37% of global M&A volume, almost double the five year average share of 21%, and was the highest market share on record.


U.S. M&A Update

U.S M&A volume has reached $2.03tr for 2015 YTD, a 55% increase from 2014. This accounts for 48% of the total global M&A of $4.22bn, the highest share since 1999. Despite expectations of an impending Federal Rate increase in late 2015 or early 2016, 2015 is already the biggest year for US targeted M&A deals.

  • For the second consecutive period, Healthcare is the top industry for volume, with $454.9bn announced so far in 2015. Technology ranks second with $424.5bn, a more than double increase from 2014 YTD and also an annual record high volume. Dell’s $65.7bn pending acquisition of EMC Corp, announced in October, 2015 is the largest deal in this sector.
  • U.S inbound M&A totals $371.5bn in 2015, the highest on record. The highest inbound acquiring nation is Canada, with a record high of $85.5bn, followed by the U.K with $72.9bn, the highest volume since 2000 YTD ($77.6bn).


You can download the complete report here: Solganick & Co – FinTech MnA Update (Nov 2015)



Solganick & Co. provides M&A advisory and investment banking exclusively to the software, IT services and digital media industry sectors. Its professionals have completed over $20 billion in transactions to date.  The company was founded in 2009 (originally as Generation Equity Advisors, LLC) and has landed a number of successful engagements within the sectors it covers. With offices located in Los Angeles (West Hollywood) and San Francisco, CA, Solganick & Co. provides both l0cal and global support to buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions. For more information go to:


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