Analysis of the key themes driving private equity deal activity reveals that digital payments accounted for 2 payments deals announced in Q4 2023, worth a total value of $60.1m. The $60.1m investment by FMO, IFC and Mediterrania Capital Partners in Cash Plus was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. A thorough analysis of the disruptive themes and the Private Equity deal activity are included in GlobalData’s Banking and Payments Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report. Buy the report here.

In value terms, digital payments-related deal activity increased by 501% in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $10m and fell by 45% as compared to Q4 2022. Related deal volume decreased by 33% in Q4 2023 versus the previous quarter.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these private equity deals in Q4 2023 were Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu; Hennepin Partners; Raymond James Financial with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these private equity deals in Q4 2023 were Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; DLA Piper LLP (US); Goodwin Procter with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 8 January 2024

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Buyouts and Direct Investments done by Private Equity firms.