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Good News: Securities Issuances Predicted to Rebound Even with High Interest Rate Environment

Securities issuances are predicted to rebound in 2024 – even while interest rates remain elevated due to the ongoing battle by the US Federal Reserve to crush sticky inflation. This is according to a report from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The report states that global… Read More

Fintech Funding Plunges to New Low in Q3 2023: S&P

Venture capital (VC) investment in Fintech companies dropped 36% to $6 billion in the third quarter of 2023, with deal volume down 39% to 484, according to data released by S&P Global Market Intelligence. However, despite the overall decline, late-stage startups saw a 30% increase… Read More

Baltics Get Largest Percentage of Private Equity, Venture Capital in Europe: Report

The Baltic states have gained the largest percentage of private equity and venture capital out of the European Union and the UK, according to a recent report. S&P Global Market Intelligence says Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia had the highest percentages in their respective private business… Read More

Billion Plus Private Equity, Venture Capital Deals at Slowest Level Since 2019

Global private equity and venture capital deals with a valuation of one billion dollars are more are experiencing their slowest-ever year since 2019, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. For the year until July 13th, there have been 33 deals at $99.47 billion. During Q2,… Read More

US First Half Bankruptcies Hit High Point Since 2010

Corporate bankruptcies have hit the highest number since 2010, according to a report by S&P Global Market Intelligence. S&Ps numbers show 340 bankruptcies during the first 6 months of 2023. Back in 2010 that number was 468. The report points to several notable filers including… Read More

Venture Capital Investments Plunge in March, Funding Rounds Slashed in Half

Global venture capital (VC) investments cratered in March 2023 by 44.3% to $29.15 billion from $52.32 billion in the same month a year earlier. This is just another report that indicates a sinking economy and the lack of risk capital supporting early-stage firms. S&P Global… Read More

Global Private Equity Plunges in March in Another Sign of Faltering Economy

Global private equity deal value and volume cratered in March as well as during the entire first quarter. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence, March PE deals vaporized – dropping by 37.1% year over year. During March 2023, $63.42 billion was raised in contrast to… Read More

Private equity investment in banking sector down more than half in 2022 but Some Fintechs Getting Funded: S&P

Private equity investment in the banking sector was down by more than half in 2022, according to a recent report provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The drop in PE and VC money was driven by the obvious economic decline and rising interest rates. The… Read More

Private Equity, VC Deals Cratered in the UK by 61% in 2022

Reports continue to filter out regarding the tepid market for private transactions. A recent report indicates that private equity and venture capital investments cratered in the UK by a whopping 61% in 2022. According to S&P Global Markets, aggregate transactions in the UK topped $72… Read More

S&P Predicts Wave of Mergers and Acquisitions for Fintechs as Valuations Crater

S&P Global Market Intelligence is out with a research note that is predicting a “wave” of mergers and acquisitions in the Fintech sector as the economy slows. The firm states that an unforgiving stock market and declining cash reserves will compel US Fintechs to consolidate… Read More

Fintechs on Sale: S&P Reports that Bigger Firms Looking to Scoop Up Fintechs on the Cheap

Both public and private markets have been hammered. If you are an optimist, everything is on sale. For larger Fintechs, typically publicly traded, this may create an opportunity to scoop up competitors or complementary technologies on the cheap. A report by S&P Analysis says that… Read More

Venture Funding of Payment Fintechs Tops $5.5 Billion in First 6 Months, 5X Year Prior

VC funding of Fintechs continues to boom as more established Fintechs capture outsized funding rounds and smaller firms continue to provide new spins on digital financial services. S&P Global Market Intelligence is out with a focused report stating that $5.56 billion went into the payments… Read More

Good News! US Fintech Funding on Track for Banner Year

Fintech, as a sector of investment, has been hot for years now. The financial services industry is at the beginning of a decades-long transformation where all forms of these services will become digitalized and in some cases ubiquitous. A representative from Plaid recently said, “every… Read More

Watch Out for Disruption! S&P Warns Banks More Fintech Disruption Ahead

This week S&P Global published the Global Banks Midyear report for 2018. While credit conditions remain relatively good, the trade dispute, largely with China, is causing concern. Beyond the overall good economic environment there is a pressing issue when it comes to traditional banks. The… Read More

Insurtech Fail? S&P Report Says Profitability is Elusive for Three Prominent Startups

S&P Global Market Intelligence is out with a report questioning three emerging Insurtech platforms. The report states that profitability is elusive for these startups. Mentioning specifically Lemonade, Metromile, and Root Insurance, S&P says that each reported overall net losses in the second quarter, as incurred losses… Read More

SoFi Closes $303 Million A Rated Securitization of Refinanced Student Loans: Ratings Agencies Include S&P, Moody’s, DBRS

Peer to Peer Lending Platform Achieves “A” Rating from S&P and “A2” from Moody’s Social Finance or “SoFi”, a leader in P2P or marketplace lending, today closed a $303 million+ securitization of refinanced student loans for graduate borrowers. The senior notes were rated “A” by… Read More

Brief: Peer to Peer Lender SoFi Gets S&P Rating on Senior Portion of $270M Deal

According to multiple reports, peer-to-peer lender SoFi, a San Francisco startup, has received a landmark rating on the senior portion of a $270 million P2P deal. S&P and DBRS have assigned a single A rating according to the FT. Mike Cagney, CEO of SoFi was… Read More

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