Who else is coming to SXSW? (TWIF 2/26)

Who else is coming to SXSW? (TWIF 2/26)
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Hello Fintech Friends,

Want to catch up on all things fintech at SXSW?

Come join our teammates Alex and Cristina at the Fintech Fortress, featuring fintech executive panels, catered networking breakfasts and happy hours, and a killer game room and pool deck!

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🤝 M&A - Fintech
  • European equities exchange operator Euronext made an offer to buy B2B wealthtech platform Allfunds for €5.5 billion in cash and stock.
  • Swedish climate tech startup Doconomy acquired financial wellbeing fintech Dreams Technology.
  • Mexican fintech startup Minu, an employee benefits and services platform, announced that it will merge with digital prepaid employee benefits card provider Plerk.
  • Crypto platform and investor Galaxy Digital closed the purchase of crypto self-custody platform GK8.
  • Indian telco juggernaut Airtel is in talks to sell off its Airtel Banking unit to payments platform Paytm in exchange for equity.
  • Canadian financial services giant Nuvei completed its $1.3 billion acquisition of payment platform Paya, first announced in January.
  • Cybersecurity solutions provider Noventiq completed its acquisition of the UAE’s Seven Seas Technology.
🏦 M&A - Bank and FinServ
  • The UK’s Co-operative Bank is the frontrunner in the race to buy the £650 million mortgage loan book of supermarket chain Sainsbury's. Meanwhile, UK supermarket chain Tesco is considering selling its banking arm.
  • Private equity giant Apollo may become a major backer of Credit Suisse’s spinoff First Boston investment banking unit - for $750 million.
  • New Zealand financial services firm FNZ completed its acquisition of fixed income portfolio management tech provider YieldX.

🌎 Fintech Around the World

The Singapore fintech that's doubled in value and is ramping up hiring

‘Silicon Prairie’: Why The Midwest Is Becoming A Thriving Hub For Fintechs

Chipper Cash: The African Unicorn Digitizing Remittances

📚 Deeper Reads & Features

After Multibillion-Dollar Fintech Binge, Wall Street Has a Writedown Hangover

2022 - Fintech fundraising trends - Recap

F-Prime’s Fintech Index

ChatGPT Learns Fintech

Who will be PayPal’s next CEO? Here are the 7 leading contenders according to fintech experts

The Rise Of Robo-Advisors In DeFi: A Game-Changer For Investors?

Revolut: can the chancellor’s fintech favorite fix its image problem?

Is Buy Now Pay Later regulation finally happening?

Stablecoins Attract Scrutiny in SEC’s Drive to Control Crypto

M-Pesa eyes the global remittances trillion-dollar market

The Infrastructure and App Cycle: Strategic Thinking for Emerging Infrastructure Providers

US Housing Market Posts $2.3 Trillion Drop, Biggest Since 2008

Coinbase is cutting people it hired from JPMorgan

Celsius Failed to Record Some 7,000 Intercompany Transfers Worth Billions Leading Up to Bankruptcy

Artificial Intelligence and Fintech

ChatGPT Learns Fintech

How the Government Cancelled Betty Ann’s Debts

Do Dogs Get Embarrassed When You Laugh at Them?

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