Analysis of the key themes driving M&A activity reveals that mobile payments accounted for 10 payments deals announced in Q2 2023, worth a total value of $28m. The $28m minority acquisition of JITpay Group by WAG Payment Solutions was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Banking and Payments Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report for Q2 2023 unveils the driving forces behind the M&A activities in the industry, providing crucial insights into trends and shifts. Buy the report here.

In value terms, mobile payments-related deal activity decreased by 97% in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $957.4m and fell by 86% as compared to Q2 2022. Related deal volume increased by 25% in Q2 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 25% higher than in Q2 2022.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q2 2023 were Barclays; Compagnie d'Investissements et de Gestion Privee; Joseph Gunnar with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q2 2023 were Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados; Clifford Chance; Erdinast, Ben Nathan & Co. Advocates with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

For further understanding of GlobalData's Banking and Payments Industry M&A Deals by Top Themes in Q2 2023 – Thematic Intelligence, buy the report here.

This content was updated on 18 July 2023

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Acquisition, Asset transactions and Mergers.