[Numbers] Who invested the most in the FinTech sector in 2016?

by bold-lichterman

  • In total, 24.7 billion dollars were invested in the FinTech sector in 2016, a decrease of 47% compared to the previous year.

  • The operations of mergers and acquisitions accounted for $ 11.15 billion in 2016, down 67% year on year. In total, 236 operations were recorded over the period.

  • The venture capital investments have continued to increase, reaching the $ 13.6 billion in 2016, ie 7% more than in 2015. 840 transactions were recorded during the year.

  • The corporate investors have participated in 145 fundraising events, and have invested $ 8.5 billion (+ 73% compared to 2015).

In 2016, nearly $ 25 billion was invested in the FinTech sector globally, study results show Pulse of Fintech produced by KPMG. This is 47% less than in 2015, underlines the consulting firm. The number of transactions recorded over the year (1,076) shows a decrease of 14%.

It is the uncertainties associated with Brexit, as well as the US presidential elections, that largely explain the caution investors in the sector in 2016, analyze the authors of the report.

Finally, in terms of the maturity of the companies having raised funds, seed operations (around 450 fundraising over the year) are the most numerous, followed by operations in “early VC»(Series A, approximately 400 transactions over the year). The operations “later stage“Remain in the minority, however, below 100 fundraising over the year.

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Source: Pulse of Fintech