Financial institutions M&A: Sector trends - January 2019 | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Financial institutions M&A:
Sector trends

January 2019
    

We highlight the key European M&A trends in the second half of 2018, and provide our insights into the outlook for M&A in 2019

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Introduction

As 29 March 2019 draws closer, and the possibility of a ’no deal’ Brexit becomes ever more real, many financial services businesses across Europe are contending with operational uncertainty of monumental proportions. The same businesses are also shouldering the growing strain of market fragmentation, digital transformation, disruptive financial regulation, large-scale IT meltdowns and cybersecurity attacks.

Notwithstanding these pressures, many financial institutions have hardened their resolve that ‘the show must go on’.

Against this backdrop, we analyse M&A activity across 5 main financial services subsectors: Banks, Fintech, Asset/Wealth management, Market infrastructure and Consumer finance. In this report, we highlight the key trends across Europe and the UK in 2018, and provide our insights into the outlook for M&A in 2019 and beyond.

 

European financial services
M&A trends

Regional and domestic consolidation tops the agenda

By Patrick Sarch

Regional and domestic consolidation tops the agenda.

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Smaller and medium-sized asset/wealth managers consolidate at a feverish pace

By Gavin Weir

Smaller and mediumsized asset/wealth managers consolidate at a feverish pace.

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The relentless march of fintech

By Hyder Jumabhoy, Guy Potel

2018 has been a transformational year for fintech M&A. Deal values and volumes have reached new heights as established financial institutions pin hopes on well‑placed bets to deliver competitive edge and market share. VC and late‑stage investment firms are also actively stoking the fintech fire.

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The face of consumer finance is changing

By Ashley Ballard

Deal activity involving credit card businesses blooms— trade consolidators, financial sponsors and big banks see opportunities.

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Market infrastructure—deal-making bucking the doom and gloom of Brexit

By Jan JensenHugues Mathez, and Franck De Vita

Payment services M&A retains its spark on the financial services landscape. Stock exchanges poise for strategically significant deals. And, brokers resort to M&A to combat the impact of disruptive regulation.

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Videos

Consolidation tops the agenda

White & Case partner Patrick Sarch discusses European financial services M&A and how consolidation tops the agenda.
  

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The relentless march of fintech

White & Case partner Hyder Jumabhoy discusses the impact of fintech on European financial services M&A.
  

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What’s hot and what’s not for financial sponsors across Europe

White & Case partner Gavin Weir discusses what's hot and what’s not for financial sponsors across Europe.
  

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Country hotspots for financial sponsors across Europe

White & Case partner Gavin Weir discusses the key country hot spots for financial sponsors across Europe.
  

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