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Full Year 2017 Finance Industry Trends

2017 Key Highlights

  • Five of the top ten highest value deals during the year occurred in the Payments segment. Two of these acquisitions were completed by First Data Corporation: BluePay, a provider of technology-enabled payment processing for merchants, for $760 million; and CardConnect, which offers payment processing and technology solutions to SMBs and enterprises, for $750 million.
  • There were 105 financially sponsored transactions with an aggregate value of $13.23 billion, representing 24 percent of the total volume and 31 percent of the total value, respectively.
  • 2017 Key Trends

  • Total transaction volume in 2017 remained almost constant over 2016, at 442.
  • Total transaction value in 2017 rose by 26 percent over 2016, from $34.01 billion to $42.69 billion.
  • The median revenue multiple increased from 1.8x in 2016 to 2.8x in 2017. The median EBITDA multiple improved from 11.4x in 2016 to 15.8x in 2017.
  • The segment with the largest rise in volume in 2017 over 2016 was Banking with a 27 percent increase, from 81 to 103 transactions.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 1,316 Financial Technology and Information transactions between 2015 and 2017, of which 310 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate value to be $120.02 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 1,005 undisclosed transactions to be $21.94 billion, totaling $141.96 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past three years.

    Full Year
    2017
    Finance

    1st Half 2017 Finance Industry Trends

    1ST HALF 2017 KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The highest value deal in 1st Half 2017 was Vista Equity Partners' announced acquisition of DH Corporation, a provider of technology solutions to financial institutions, for $3.49 billion, which Vista plans to combine with its portfolio company Misys. Misys and DH will operate under the new brand name Finastra.
  • The most active acquirer during the half year period was Accenture with four industry acquisitions.
  • Accenture acquired BeesPath's ClosingBridge platform, which facilitates secure communications and file exchange for real estate finance transactions; Genfour, an automation service provider that works with clients in a variety of sectors, including insurance and banking; Infusion Development Corporation, a global software engineering, design and digital strategy firm with expertise in financial services, insurance and capital markets; and InvestTech Systems Consulting, a systems integration and technology consulting company that supports asset managers and investment service providers.
  • 1ST HALF 2017 KEY TRENDS

  • Total transaction volume in 1st Half 2017 increased by 19 percent over 2nd Half 2016, from 193 to 229.
  • Total transaction value in 1st Half 2017 rose by 76 percent over 2nd Half 2016, from $10.66 billion to $18.76 billion.
  • The median revenue multiple improved from 1.9x in 2nd Half 2016 to 2.3x in 1st Half 2017.
  • M&A Market Overview

    Berkery Noyes tracked 1,103 Financial Technology and Information transactions between 2015 and 1st Half 2017, of which 260 disclosed financial terms, and calculated the aggregate transaction value to be $99.23 billion. Based on known transaction values, we project values of 843 undisclosed transactions to be $18.79 billion, totaling $118.01 billion worth of transactions tracked over the past two and a half years.

    1st Half
    2017
    Finance

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