Analysis of the key themes driving M&A activity reveals that mobile payments accounted for 18 financial services deals announced in Q3 2023, worth a total value of $3.4bn. The $2.5bn merger of IDFC and IDFC First Bank and U.S. Bancorp was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Banking and Payments Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report for Q3 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 increased by 12043% in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $28m and rose by 786% as compared to Q3 2022. Related deal volume increased by 64% in Q3 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 20% higher than in Q3 2022.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q3 2023 were Barclays; Compagnie d'Investissements et de Gestion Privee; Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q3 2023 were AZB & Partners; Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados; Clifford Chance with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

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