Record levels of fintech investment and funding
The digital shift has also precipitated record levels of investment – including venture capital – into digital assets, payments and fintech generally. By the end of Q3 2021, global fintech funding reached US $94.7billion, almost double the 2020 year total. We expect that to continue to accelerate into 2022 and to drive more transformational deals in the fintech space, as well as exits for those investors. That said, it remains to be seen if the heat in the market can be sustained as regulatory efforts, such as the suppression of so-called “killer acquisitions” in tech, antitrust attention on control of data, and new/ enhanced foreign investment regimes focused on investments in tech, start to bite.