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GP Bullhound releases Fintech report: Anything But Alternative

London, 20 April 2017 – GP Bullhound, the European technology investment bank, charts the growth of Fintech’s leading businesses, verticals, and markets in its latest report “Fintech: Anything but alternative”.

The research released today offers detailed analysis of global investment data, as well as the companies, sectors, and regions that are driving the growth of the sector.

The full report, Fintech: Anything but alternative is available for download here.

This analysis shows that investment in the Fintech sector has remained resilient and continued to grow in spite of wider market instability. There are currently 39 Fintech companies valued at $1 billion or above globally, of which five achieved this valuation in 2016. Global venture capital investment into the sector has risen almost fivefold in the past three years to reach $13.6 billion in 2016.

Claudio Alvarez and Carl Wessberg, Directors at GP Bullhound, and co-authors of the report, commented: “This research shows that Fintech has consolidated its position as an influential force in the global financial services industry. It has attracted substantial investment, created significant efficiencies for incumbent institutions, and redefined consumers’ experiences of financial services.”

The research also provides a comprehensive analysis of investment and growth in Fintech by region, in USA, Asia and Europe, and features expert commentary on the growth and future prospects of the sector from high profile Fintech entrepreneurs from iZettle, Klarna, LendInvest, OakNorth and Trustly. To view their live interviews, please click here.

The report will be presented at Roundtable events in London, Stockholm, Berlin. To attend, please click here.

For enquiries, please contact Claudio Alvarez at, or Carl Wessberg at

In its research, GP Bullhound included financial technology companies with a bias towards internet and software-driven business models, companies with an equity valuation of $1 billion or above in the public or private markets, and companies which were founded, or went public, in 2000 or later.

About GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound is a leading European technology investment bank with a passion for entrepreneurship. Founded in 1999, the firm today has offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester and Paris. The firm’s advisory team has completed over 240 M&A and Capital transactions to date, working with category leaders including Essence, Avito, Delivery Hero, Fjord, King Digital Entertainment, Pingdom, Innogames, Spotify and many more. Through its principal investment team, GP Bullhound provides institutions, family offices and entrepreneurs with access to some of the most ambitious privately-held technology and media companies in Europe. The firm’s events and speaking activities bring together thousands of Europe’s leading digital entrepreneurs and technology investors throughout the year, and its thought-leading research is read by decision makers globally, and regularly cited in leading newspapers and publications. For more information, please visit, or follow on Twitter @GPBullhound

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