Analysis of the key themes driving M&A activity reveals that digitalization accounted for 19 payments deals announced in Q2 2023, worth a total value of $622m. The $491.4m acquisition of AirPlus International by SEB Kort Bank 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, digitalization-related deal activity decreased by 74% in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $2.4bn and rose by 84% as compared to Q2 2022. Related deal volume increased by 90% in Q2 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 27% higher than in Q2 2022.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q2 2023 were Eight Capital; Haywood Securities; Joseph Gunnar with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q2 2023 were Allen & Overy; Andrade, Lacaz & Vasconcelos Advogados; Cassels Brock & Blackwell with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

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