Welcome to Tech control, the fourth report in Reed Smith’s Deal Dimensions series

Tech control assesses the changing nature of the financial services sector within the context of increased technology and fintech innovations

Key findings include:

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In the first half of 2018, Mergermarket surveyed 100 corporate senior executives (CEO, CIO, Director of Strategy) on behalf of Reed Smith.

All the companies included in this survey have made a fintech acquisition or investment over the past two years and are considering a fintech acquisition or investment in the next two years. Sixty-seven percent of the respondents were either fintech-focused venture capitals, family offices or private equity investors, and 33% were either banks or financial institutions (intended users of fintech products).

The respondents were split across North America (37%), EMEA (38%) and Asia-Pacific (25%).

The survey consisted of a combination of qualitative and quantitative questions and all interviews were conducted over the phone by appointment. Results were analysed and collated by Mergermarket and all responses are anonymised and presented in aggregate.

The research is complemented by interviews with Reed Smith’s senior practitioners, conducted by Mergermarket.