Analysis of the key themes driving M&A activity reveals that blockchain accounted for 7 payments deals announced in Q1 2023, worth a total value of $1.5bn. The $1.5bn acquisition of Genesis Global Trading by KaJ Labs 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, blockchain-related deal activity increased by 650% in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $200m and rose by 1360% as compared to Q1 2022. Related deal volume increased by 40% in Q1 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 30% lower than in Q1 2022.

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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.