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March 12, 2019

Financial services industry venture financing deals in Q4 2018 total $3.85bn globally

Total financial services industry venture financing deals in Q4 2018 worth $3.85bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 14.5% over the previous quarter and a drop of 29.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $5.47bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.38bn. At the country level, the United States topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.18bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for financial services venture financing deals globally, followed by Asia-Pacific and then Europe.

The top country in terms of venture financing deals activity in Q4 2018 was the United States with 129 deals, followed by China with 20 and the United Kingdom with 17.

In 2018, as of the end of Q4, financial services industry venture financing deals worth $24.41bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 430.2% year on year.

Financial services industry venture financing deals in Q4 2018 : Top deals

The top five financial services industry venture financing deals accounted for 26.1% of the overall value during Q4 2018.

The combined value of the top five financial services industry venture financing deals stood at $1bn, against the overall value of $3.85bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced financial services industry venture financing deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was Andreessen Horowitz, Institutional Venture Partners, Polychain Capital, Tiger Global Management and Y Combinator’s $300m venture financing of Coinbase.

In second place was Bertelsmann Asia Investments, China Oceanwide Holdings Group, Citic Capital Partners, Global Logistic Properties Investment Management (China), Loyal Valley Capital, Skyworth Group, Tencent Holdings, The Government Investmentof Singapore and Welight Capital’s venture financing of Linklogis for $220m and in third place was Bessemer Venture Partners, Cross Creek Advisors, Declaration Partners, Flare Capital Partners, Greenspring Associates, Greycroft Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures and Town Hall Ventures’ $200m venture financing of Bright Health.

Ant Financial Services Group, Dazheng Capital, Debon Securities, Sequoia Capital China Fund and Tengyi Industrial’s $143.7m venture financing of Kaijing Technology and The Rise Fund’s venture financing of CFPA Microfinance Management for $140m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.

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.

 

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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