Global Private Equity Activity in Fintech

Global Private Equity Activity in Fintech

Proof Point

Global private equity (PE) in fintech reached 139 deals with total value of $139 billion in 2017, according to KPMG

Global Private Equity Activity in Fintech

2010 – 2017 (number of deals and US$ billions)

Proof Point Findings

  • Private Equity – Investment capital funding where entity sells own shares, which are not publicly listed or traded, for limited ownership
  • Fintech PE Value – Global fintech PE investment grew 11.4% annually from $8 billion in 2010 to $17 billion in 2017, with peak reaching $29 billion in 2014
  • Fintech PE Deals – Total deals made grew 12% annualy, from 62 in 2010 to an all-time high of 139 in 2017
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include proliferation of disruptive fintech startups, improving capital distribution, shifting private capital strategies, lower interest rates, rising investment interest in financial technologies and rapidly increasing adoption of fintech applications across industries

Market Disruption


Financial Services


Date Last Updated

May 2, 2018

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