According to our Global Transactions Forecast, we anticipate that global M&A values in the financial sector will rise to USD 616 billion in 2018, up 25% from USD 462 billion in 2017. Similarly global IPO values will grow nearly 40% to USD 84 billion, led by FinTech unicorns raising capital for disruption, many of which will be Asian based.
Initial coin offerings are the latest way for blockchain startups to raise capital and engage with their prospective client-bases. Investors have been making huge returns but the market has all the hallmarks of a bubble.
The finance sector has long been a bellwether of wider M&A activity, rising and falling with the overall trend.
This interactive tool is designed to help investment bankers, CFOs, in-house counsel and other members of management as they consider global listing options.