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Europe’s fintech M&A ‘boom’: What the data tells us

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It’s a good time to be a fintech-focused VC. Over the past six months in Europe, there have been €22.6bn worth of exits, making a lot of investors mighty rich, according to PitchBook data.

Among the biggest exits were Wise’s £8bn direct listing and Visa’s planned acquisitions of Tink for €1.8bn and Currencycloud for £700m.

€22.6bn is already an all-time record and compares to less than $2bn in 2020, where there was an unexpected dearth in M&A activity.

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