Financial Technology Companies Poised for Growth as Financial Services Increase Technology Spending. Merger and Acquisition Activity Expected to Rise

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Headwaters MB Releases its Financial Services Technology Insight Report on SaaS is in the Air for Financial Services Technology Companies and Data Becoming Strategic

Headwaters MB, a leading middle-market investment banking firm, specializing in Financial Services Technology (FST) releases their Financial Services Technology Market Insight Report. The Headwaters MB Technology Investment Banking Group, cited the following as key drivers in the consolidation of data, risk management and trading:

  •     Increased regulatory oversight;
  •     Greater risks to manage; and
  •     Shifting competitive landscape

The Headwaters MB FST group believes there is a significant opportunity for well capitalized service providers and strongly positioned technology vendors to create strategic partnerships and mergers and acquisitions activity. There have been over 70 M&A transactions announced through October in the data, risk management and trading areas. The demand for buy-side technology is continuing to increase and there are record amounts of cash on hand at technology companies, earmarked for acquisitions.

To view Demand for Buy-Side Technology and Cash Surplus charts, please see attachments to the right.

To learn more about the players, industry trends, deal activity and trading metrics, please click the link below to view our current market insight report.

Companies mentioned in the report include Morningstar, Broadridge, ThomsonReuters, McGraw Hill, Moody’s.

About Headwaters MB
Headwaters MB is a leading independent, middle-market investment banking firm specializing in high quality merger and acquisition advisory with practices in financial services technology, consumer products, energy, financial institutions, industrial technology, life sciences, mining & minerals, supply chain & logistics, technology & telecommunications and waste management & recycling. Headwaters is headquartered in Denver, CO, with offices in Boise, ID, Boston, MA, Burlington, VT, Chicago, IL, Orange County, CA, and Palm Beach, FL. For more information, visit


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