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Neobank consolidation begins to pick up (TWIF 7/16)

Neobank consolidation begins to pick up (TWIF 7/16)
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Hello Fintech Friends,

Please find another week of fintech exits and deep reads below. (👍👎 Have feedback for us? Let us know!)

☯️ Exits
💻 IPOs & SPACs
  • British business-to-business cross-border payments firm CAB Payments raised £335 million in its London IPO, but its shares slipped in trading.
🤝 M&A - Fintech
  • Turkish neobank Papara acquired its Spanish counterpart Rebellion, in a move that gives the joint entity a valuation over $1 billion.
  • Similarly, leading UK neobank Monzo is said to be considering an acquisition of its Scandinavian counterpart, Lunar.
  • Financial infrastructure giant FIS is mulling a full sale of the troubled $18.5 billion Worldpay payments unit that it acquired less than 4 years ago, after selling a 45% stake to of its Worldpay Merchant Solutions business to private equity funds managed by GTCR.
  • US private equity firm Francisco Partners announced that it will acquire financial data provider Macrobond for €700 million.
  • Clear Street, an independent prime broker, announced that it intends to enter the futures clearing market with the acquisition of React Consulting Services.
  • Private equity firm AnaCap sold its majority stake in Spanish tax collection software Gestión Tributaria Territorial to Stirling Square.
  • Workforce management platform When I Work announced that it will acquire Lean Financial, a fintech startup offering products built for the flex workforce, including on-demand pay.
  • Regtech provider Corlytics acquired compliance mapping software Clausematch, its second acquisition of the year after buying regulatory platform SparQ for €5 million from ING.
  • Entrata, a multifamily operating system provider, will acquire Rent Dynamics, which helps tenants build credit by paying rent.
  • Private capital fund administrator Gen II Fund Services agreed to acquire Crestbridge, a European builder of private capital fund administration solutions.
  • Fintech consultancy Cornerstone Advisors announced that it will acquire BankSmart, a consulting firm specializing in bank operations.
  • Indonesian telecommunications firm Telkom Indonesia is reportedly weighing a sale of its mobile payments unit, in a deal that would value the spin-off from $100 million to $150 million.
  • Shares of the UK's Alfa Financial Software fell after it was revealed that private equity firm EQT does not plan to make a buyout offer.
  • Wealth tech provider Avantax, formerly known as Blucora, is exploring a potential sale later this year.
  • Private equity firm Cinven is reportedly considering selling a stake in UK wealth manager True Potential as early as next year.

🌎 Fintech Around the World

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📚 Deeper Reads & Features

FinTech Lending with LowTech Pricing

Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) 2.0

Growing Weary of Financial Challenges, Bank Customers Reluctantly Turn to Buy Now, Pay Later

America’s Biggest Banks Are Going to Need More Capital

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Let’s kill off the City’s old-fashioned paper fetish once and for all

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Building a winning AI neobank

Bank Executives Share Thoughts on Forthcoming Basel Proposal

Global banks and the transformation illusion slowing progress

With the chip shortage fading, in-car payments gain speed

Unlocking Financial Services for Telcos

10 Ways to Pivot Your Business Using Fintech Technology

The Accountant Shortage Is Showing Up in Financial Statements

NatWest calls for more open banking use cases to drive adoption

Can We Fire Gary Gensler? with Rep. Warren Davidson

Businesses Aim to Harness Generative AI to Shake Up Accounting, Finance

Grayscale Cries Foul Over SEC Approval of a Different Kind of Bitcoin ETF

SVB’s collapse drove 26K customers to Mercury in 4 months

FinTech Partnerships Surge as Insurance Firms Adopt Real-Time Disbursements

Credit Scores Went Up in Pandemic. Now, More Borrowers Are Slipping

When it gets hot, the squirrels start splooting

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