Led by $746.74m acquisition of Tysers Insurance Brokers, Europe’s financial services industry saw a drop of 12.16% in cross border deal activity during Q2 2022, when compared to the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 112 cross border deals worth $4.6bn were announced for the region during Q2 2022, against the last four-quarter average of 127.50 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q2 2022 with 47 deals, representing a 42% share for the region.

In second place was venture financing with 45 deals, followed by private equity deals with 20 transactions, respectively capturing a 40.2% and 17.9% share of the overall cross border deal activity for the quarter.

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In terms of value of cross border deals, venture financing was the leading category in Europe’s financial services industry with $1.93bn, while M&A and private equity deals totalled $1.77bn and $858.6m, respectively.

Europe financial services industry cross border deals in Q2 2022: Top deals

The top five financial services cross border deals accounted for a 60.2% share of the overall value during Q2 2022.

The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $2.74bn, against the overall value of $4.6bn recorded for the quarter.

1) AUB Group $746.74m acquisition deal with Tysers Insurance Brokers

2) The $700m acquisition of BNY Alcentra Group by Franklin Resources

3) B Capital Tech Opportunities,BlackRock,btov Partners,Centerbridge Partners,Crestline Investors,Fin Capital and Sentinel Dome Partners $621.67m venture financing deal with SumUp Payments

4) The $406.26m private equity deal for 5.42% stake in Euroclear Holding by Groupe Caisse des Depots et Consignations

5) Accel,Creandum Advisor,Founders Fund,Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan,Project A Services GmbHKG,Sequoia Capital US,TCV and Thrive Capital $267.52m venture financing deal with Trade Republic Bank