Year-to-date 2018 continues to show strong merger and acquisition and financing markets across the Financial Technology (FinTech) sectors. A total of 88 M&A transactions completed in Q3 2018 puts the FinTech industry on pace for its strongest M&A year on record.
There has been a total of $32.0 billion invested in FinTech companies globally across more than 1,000 deals in YTD 2018. This exceeds the total amount invested in all of 2017. The median pre-money valuation for FinTech companies receiving investments YTD was $24.8 million, double the median valuation in 2017. This is due to the maturation of companies with earlier investments.