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HDFC becomes the world's fourth largest bank (TWIF 7/23)

HDFC becomes the world's fourth largest bank (TWIF 7/23)
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Please find another week of fintech exits and deep reads below. (👍👎 Have feedback for us? Let us know!)

☯️ Exits
🤝 M&A - Fintech
  • Digital Currency Group is selling off its cryptocurrency-focused media publication CoinDesk to crypto-focused investment firm Tally Capital and Peter Vessenes of VC firm Capital6 for the princely sum of $125 million.
  • Convera, an international cross-border B2B payments provider, completed its acquisition of Western Union Business Solutions for $910 million.
  • Small business credit card, lending, and financial health platform Nav announced its acquisition of Tillful, a provider of cashflow scoring data for loans.
🏦 M&A - Bank and FinServ
  • Black Knight, a US mortgage data vendor, will sell off its Optimal Blue unit to Canadian business software firm Constellation for $700 million so that it can merge with NYSE owner InterContinental Exchange.
  • Telco Orange, active across Africa and Europe, has entered negotiations to sell off its entire retail banking business to French bank BNP Paribas.
  • India’s largest private lender HDFC Bank merged with Housing Development Finance Corporation, the country’s biggest mortgage lender, in a $40 billion transaction. The bank will be the world’s fourth largest, behind JPMorgan, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Bank of America.
  • Finnish bank Nordea acquired the Norwegian personal customer and private banking business of Denmark's Danske Bank.
  • Goldman Sachs sold off $1 billion of loans from its Marcus consumer unit to alternative asset investor Varde.
  • European bank Barclays is getting ready to sell off its German consumer unit of Barclaycard with a loan book of £4.3 billion.
  • Private equity firms Bain Capital and Carlyle Group are contenders to acquire Adani Capital, Gautam Adani’s Indian shadow bank, following the holding company’s failed IPO.
  • Abu Dhabi state holding firm ADQ and Canada's Bank of Montreal will acquire minority equity stakes in alt asset manager Sagard.
  • Sequoia Financial Group’s SEC-registered investment advisory business acquired Cirrus Wealth Management.
  • SVB obtained court permission to sell off its investment bank.

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📚 Deeper Reads & Features

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