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August 30, 2022

Europe’s financial services industry saw a drop of 49.43% in deal activity during July 2022

By Carmen

Europe’s financial services industry saw a drop of 49.43% in deal activity during July 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by EDBI, Eurazeo, Horizons Ventures, LGT Impact Ventures, Mubadala Investment, OMERS Ventures and Target Global’s $400m venture financing deal with FinanceFox Germany, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 44 financial services industry deals worth $1.5bn were announced for the region in July 2022, against the 12-month average of 87 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in July 2022 with 19 transactions, representing a 43.2% share for the region.

In second place was venture financing with 18 deals, followed by private equity deals with seven transactions, respectively capturing a 40.9% and 15.9% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, venture financing was the leading category in Europe’s financial services industry with $631.77m, while private equity and M&A deals totalled $502.46m and $377.47m, respectively.

Europe financial services industry deals in July 2022: Top deals

The top five financial services deals accounted for 85.1% of the overall value during July 2022.

The combined value of the top five financial services deals stood at $1.29bn, against the overall value of $1.5bn recorded for the month.

The top five financial services industry deals of July 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) EDBI,Eurazeo,Horizons Ventures,LGT Impact Ventures,Mubadala Investment,OMERS Ventures and Target Global $400m venture financing deal with FinanceFox Germany

2) The $376.76m private equity of Societe Anonyme and Opteven Assurances by Apax Partners

3) Kingdom Holding $268.66m acquisition deal with M&G

4) The $120.89m private equity of Cooper Parry by Waterland Private Equity Investments

5) Anthemis Group,Creandum,Daiichi,Eurazeo,Latitude – UK,LocalGlobe,MMC Ventures,Notion Capital,OurCrowd and Target Global $120m venture financing deal with yu life

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.

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