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Where’s The Exit? – 2021 FinTech Public Listing Trends

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The past year was bigger, better and bolder for the fintech sector. Startups and firms at all levels observed remarkable growth across segments, geographies and business models. Several fintech behemoths went public in 2021 and an overwhelming majority of them chose to do so before turning profitable! With this momentum, choosing the most suitable exit strategy becomes the next task at hand. We looked at M&A as one of the exit strategies that was on full display in the FinTech sector — now, here’s a roundup of the exit strategy trends that we witnessed in 2021.The year 2021 saw the rise of many companies going public through listing methods—from Initial Public Offerings (IPO), Direct Listings, and the hot new trend of going public via Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC). However, profitability still eludes a majority of these FinTechs who chose to go public before achieving a positive bottom line. Public markets have been skeptical of their path to profitability due to the prevalent uncertainty surrounding it, which has correspondingly resulted in stock prices being in red for most of the year. With this blog, we look at the biggest FinTech public listing headlines of 2021 through three varied lenses that […]

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