Through Q1 2018, merger and acquisition (M&A) volume and investment activity, both early stage and later stage, has been off to an impressive start across the FinTech spectrum.  Notable Q1 transactions included Silverlake Partners’ $500.0 million investment in Credit Karma, valuing the company at $4.1 billion; CME’s $5.4 billion bid for UK’s NEX trading & risk management platform; and RBS’ announced acquisition of FreeAgent (an accounting software provider for freelancers) for $75.0 million.  Additionally, the largest of all IPO’s year-to-date (YTD) has been in the payments sector, with the Brazilian payments technology company PageSeguro Digital raising $2.3 billion.

To download the full report, click here