Beecken Petty acquires Zenith American Solutions

Zenith American Solutions has been acquired by Chicago-based Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, from Water Street Healthcare Partners.

Flexpoint Ford completes Dash Financial buyout

Private equity firm Flexpoint Ford has completed the buyout of Dash Financial Technologies, an institutional trading technology developer.

Airbnb might file to go public within the next month despite Covid-19

New reports suggest that PropTech giant Airbnb might file for an initial public offering (IPO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission in August.

Munich Re fully acquires IOT developer relayr

Munich Re has acquired 100 per cent of industrial internet of things solution relayr in a $300m deal.

Softbank looks to sell Snapdeal’s FreeCharge for less than 50%

Japanese web giant and investor SoftBank is reportedly in talks to sell Snapdeal-owned mobile wallet FreeCharge for as little as $150m to $200m.

PayPal acquires Hyperwallet in $400m cash deal

Digital payments giant PayPal has acquired Hyperwallet, a global payout solution, in a $400m cash deal.

Ellie Mae to improve digital lending capabilities with new acquisition

Ellie Mae, a cloud-based provider for the mortgage finance industry, has agreed to acquire Capsilon to enhance its end-to-end SaaS solutions.

Solera acquires claims software developer in4mo Oy

Intelligent data and SaaS platform Solera Holdings has acquired in4mo Oy, a software developer for the insurance and property industries.

CashFlow scoops up payments firm iCheque

Cambridge-based CashFlow is acquiring fellow Silicon Fen payments solution iCheque Network. The terms of the deal are undisclosed.

FinTech unicorn Marqeta prepares for IPO

Rumours about Marqeta going public have found new energy as sources say the payment card issuing startup is in talks with investment banks for an initial public offering (IPO).

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LogRock closes $3.5m in its sees round

LogRock, a compliance solution for the trucking sector, has closed a seed funding round on $3.5m.

The 4 trends specialty insurers should be watching

The insurance sector is in a period of seismic change, but what are the real trends specialty insurers should be taking note of.

US leads the way in this week’s 35 FinTech deals

This week saw 35 deals take place, coming from a range of sectors. The USA, however, dominated the highest value deals.

Institutional investors spend an average of $1.3m annually related to ESG data

Institutional investors are spending an average of $1.3m annually to collect, analyse and report climate data to inform their investment decisions, according to a study from ERM.

Philippines’ central bank proposes sustainable investing guidelines

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has put forward guidelines for banks’ integration of sustainability principles in their investment activities.

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