Palo Alto, CA – January 6, 2018
Woodside Capital Partners (WCP) proudly releases the expanded report “FinTech: Technological Disruption of the Equity Market’s Largest Sector.”
Financial Technology, or ‘FinTech’, encompasses the wide range of technological transformations underway across most components of the vast and diverse financial sector. This multitude of disruptions has given rise to many distinct subsectors within FinTech, ranging from consumer banking and remittances, to capital markets and quantitative finance, to regulatory compliance automation, to crowdfunding and cryptocurrencies.
Cumulative global venture investment in FinTech exceeds $110 Billion. 2015 saw a cyclical peak in FinTech M&A and venture funding activity, with 2016 experiencing a substantial correction. This period of digestion sets the stage for a new phase of growth in 2018 and beyond, as the early-stage companies of 2014-15 that survived the retrenchment accrue revenue and achieve exits. As part of this transition between phases of FinTech evolution, the two largest and most mature subsectors of FinTech, payments and lending, are seeing growth shift to newer subsectors. Early-stage venture funding patterns corroborate this shift in growth expectations. Technologies employed in this new stage include Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data Analytics.
The first section of this report includes an introduction to the key concepts within the FinTech sector, transaction trends of the last few years, and in-depth descriptions of each subsector. Later sections include a listing of M&A and Private Placement transactions of the last three years, and profiles of large public acquirers and select private companies within the sector.
To view the full report, click here.
About Woodside Capital Partners
Woodside Capital Partners is a global, independent investment bank that delivers world-class strategic and financial advice to emerging growth companies in the technology sectors, as well as institutional technology research services marketed as techView. With a strong track record in M&A, strategic partnerships and private placements, Woodside Capital Partners has been providing worldwide investment banking services since 2001 with leading domain experience in software, Internet services, electronic communications and materials. Securities transactions are offered through Woodside Capital Securities LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA (www.finra.org) and SIPC (www.sipc.org), and through Woodside Capital Partners UK LLP, a financial services firm authorized and regulated by the FSA (www.fsa.gov.uk). Woodside Capital Partners International LLC, Woodside Capital Securities LLC, and Woodside Capital Partners UK LLP are affiliated companies. More info is available at www.woodsidecap.com.
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