The Pulse of Fintech Q4 2017

U.S. fintech investment increased for the third-straight quarter reaching $5.8B

Highlights from The Pulse of Fintech Q4 2017 

  • 2017 ended on a high note with respect to U.S.-based fintech investment, with a third straight quarter of increased investment. The $5.8 billion invested across 149 deals seen during Q4’17 was the highest quarter of fintech investment since 2015.
  • A strong U.S. economy helped to boost interest and investment in the fintech space during Q4’17. The growing maturity of key sub-sectors within fintech, such as payments and lending, has also led to larger deals, and increased interest by private equity (PE) firms and corporates interested in making strategic acquisitions. PE investment skyrocketed during Q4’17, accounting for $3.4 billion in deal activity – the second-highest quarter of PE investment in fintech on record.
  • Recent tax reforms in the U.S. should bode well for fintech investment heading into 2018. There is likely to be a significant amount of M&A activity in the space driven by the positive impact the reduction in corporate tax rates will have on banks and other traditional financial institutions.

For in-depth analysis and additional insights on fintech investment for the quarter,

READ THE LATEST REPORT: The Pulse of Fintech Q4 2017


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KPMG’s Pulse Series of quarterly reports analyze the latest global and regional investment trends and insights. Included in the reports are comprehensive analyses on the lifecycle of venture capital investments as well as overall fintech investment across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Each quarter we share the latest valuations, financing, deal sizes, mergers & acquisitions, exits, corporate investment, and industry trends.

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