This Week in Fintech (12/26)

This Week in Fintech (12/26)

Hello Fintech Friends,

I hope you’ll join us at Sundance in Park City for our January 27th meetup.

And, I may be doing it wrong, but I can assure you… this does not apply to me:

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Please find another week of fintech financings and exits below.

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💸 Venture Financing

  • Razorpay, an Indian online payments platform, raised a $375 million Series F at a $7 billion valuation.
  • MoMo, a Vietnamese digital wallet and payment app, raised $200 million at a $2 billion valuation.
  • Addi, a Colombian buy-now-pay-later builder, raised $80 million at a $700 million valuation (and also secured $125 million in debt financing).
  • Uni, an Indian provider of pay-later cards, raised a $70 million Series A.
  • Taptap Send, a cross-border payments provider to underserved markets, raised $65 million.
  • Juspay, an Indian payments firm, raised $60 million.
  • Ampla, a revenue-based financing provider to consumer-facing commerce brands, raised a $40 million Series A.
  • Proxymity, a digital investor communications platform, raised a $31 million Series B.
  • Ant Money, a micro-income startup from the Acorns founder, raised $20 million across a seed round and Series A.
  • Carats & Cake, a point-of-sale financing solution for venues and property groups, raised $19.3 million.
  • Conta Simples, a Brazilian Brex competitor, raised a R$121.4 million ($21 million) Series A.
  • Bureau, a secure transaction and ID verification vendor to emerging markets, raised a $12 million Series A.
  • SimpliFi, a MENA card issuing platform, raised $5.1 million.
  • LiveFlow, a real-time accounting data startup, raised a $3.5 million seed round.
  • Credix, a decentralized credit marketplace, raised a $2.5 million seed round.
  • nr2, an AngelList equivalent for South Korea and China, raised funding.

💵 Debt Financing

  • UK business lender Simply secured a £300 million debt facility from the British Business Bank.
  • Spanish consumer lending app Ibancar raised a €10 million credit facility.

☯️ Exits

🤝 M&A - Fintech
  • Private equity firm Thoma Bravo acquired business payments technology provider Bottomline for $2.6 billion in cash.
  • Australian shareholder registry Link Administration may have finally found a buyer in Canadian software firm Dye & Durham, which offered $2.48 billion.
  • Publicly-listed mortgage provider Rocket Companies agreed to acquire personal financial management app Truebill and its 2.5 million users for $1.275 billion in an all-cash deal.
  • Money transfer firm OFX Group acquired Canadian forex provider Firma Foreign Exchange.
  • UK PFM Monese acquired freelancer banking app Trezeo.
  • Mastercard acquired Dynamic Yield, a personalization engine, from McDonald’s.
  • Wealth management platform FNZ sold financial technology provider GBST to Anchorage Capital.
  • Investment management software SS&C Technologies Holdings took a stake in both Equiniti and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company.
  • Visa finalized its acquisition of CurrencyCloud.
🏦 M&A - Bank and FinServ
  • Canada’s BMO Financial Group announced that it will acquire California’s Bank of the West from European bank BNP Paribas for $16.3 billion
  • Financial services provider Athene acquired property lender Petros PACE Finance.
  • Private equity group BCB Group is acquiring Germany’s Sutor Bank.

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