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M&A and VC desk

On this page you can find the work created by our M&A and VC desk. 

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VC in Crypto and DeFi: 
Joystream and Itheum

As seen in the previous report, VCs are taking advantage of the Crypto-space intensively and from all over the globe. This welcomed rain of funds supports many ambitious startups that aim to revolutionize the world we know with their projects.

Bocconi Students Fintech Society has analyzed how D1 Ventures, ZBS Capital, and Morningstar Ventures invested in two of the emerging initiatives of these industries: Joystream and Itheum. 

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VC in Crypto and DeFi: 
Industry analysis and major investments in 2021

The Crypto-space continues to grow, and so do companies and startups active in the industry, trying to shape (potentially) the future. 

Bocconi Students Fintech Society has produced a Venture Capitals Investments in Crypto and Defi Outlook, where you can find out how Venture Capitals are investing in these industries, who are the most significant players, where do they come from, and what are some of the main projects they funded. 

European VC in Fintech: 
Equity Research II

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Bocconi Students Fintech Society has, through an Equity Research, analysed the payroll company Pento, who is backed by the Fintech-focused European Venture Capital company Point Nine Capital.

 

Pento recently raised $12.7 million in a Series A funding round led by General Catalyst. With this funding round, Pento has been able to disrupt the European payroll market by providing for the first time a fully automated and complete payroll service.

European VC in Fintech: 
Equity Research I

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Bocconi Students Fintech Society has, through an Equity Research, analysed the worktech company Swile, who is backed by the Fintech-focused European venture capital company Index Ventures. Swile recently raised $200 million in a Series D funding round led by SoftBank Group International. With this funding round, Swile is now the second fastest French company to reach unicorn status, meaning that it has a valuation of $1 billion or more.

 

After analyzing the KPIs of the company, we came up with a BUY recommendation based on our analysts’ emphatic endorsement of the stock.

European VC in Fintech: Deal Infographic

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FinTechs continue to attract remarkable fundings; Juni, a Swedish fintech company that develops a banking app and platform for e-commerce and online marketing entrepreneurs, extended its Series A funding in October 2021, with a $52m deal led by EQT Ventures.

Bocconi Students Fintech Society has produced a deal infographic where you can find out more about the parts involved in Juni's deal, along with its rationale, structure, and consequences.

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European VC in Fintech: Industry Analysis

Technology is continuing to power an unprecedented shift in financial services ecosystems, and FinTechs continue to attract significant amounts of funding despite a challenging and competitive market.

Bocconi Students Fintech Society has produced a Venture Capital Investments in Fintech Outlook where you can find out how Venture Capital and FinTechs are taking advantage of the high-growing market, with an exceptional focus on the European market and players.

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Fintech in Numbers

Bocconi Students Fintech Society has outlined the most important trends in fintech transactions in 2019 and 2020 with a focus on the midterm outlook and on the biggest recent transactions involving the funding of Klarna and Stripe, two of the highest valued fintech companies in the world.  

2020 has been a gamechanger for the fintech industry. The already exponential growth in total value of investments into fintech companies worldwide from 2010 to 2019 (CAGR 38%) is expected to increase even more due to the structural changes caused by the COVID pandemic. This has led to a rise in M&A, equity- and debt capital markets transactions that will shape the competitive landscape within the fintech sector.