Lift Global Ventures set to take off with UK IPO

It is not often that there is a new angle on the stock market, whether in the UK or otherwise. Lift Global Ventures is changing that.


Digital bank Zopa looks to raise £100m ahead of IPO

UK digital bank Zopa is looking to raise £100m ahead of an IPO over the next 18 months.


Fintech Wise to pioneer direct listing in boost to London

UK fintech Wise (previously TransferWise) has announced it plans to go public with the first direct listing on London’s main market.


Vista to acquire D+H for fintech merger with Misys

The US buyout firm wants to create a ‘global fintech powerhouse’ by merging an existing portfolio company with its new acquisition Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners has struck a deal to acquire D+H, a Canadian financial technology provider, with an eye to merging it with UK-based Misys to create a financial software company with $2.2 billion in revenues. US-based Vista said in a statement today that it will pay C$25.50 per share in cash for D+H, including the assumption of debt, in a deal that values the Toronto-listed firm at 4.8 billion Canadian dollars. The buyout firm acquired software provider Misys in 2012. The combined company will be privately […]


Australian FinTech launches International FinTech platform

The team behind the highly successful AustralianFinTech.com.au, this week launch their International platform, ukfintech.internationalfintech.com, aimed at connecting the FinTech industry on a global scale. Founder and CEO, Cameron Dart, says International FinTech has been born on the back of the highly successful Australian FinTech platform and growing demand from the global community to have a dedicated online presence for their sector. “International FinTech mirrors the Australian FinTech platform, including a dedicated industry newsfeed and a comprehensive directory of FinTech companies globally. “The site also aims to educate users of new financial technologies such as peer to peer lending and cryptocurrency, all presented in simple terms with no financial jargon” says […]


Fintech Kyckr scales back raising

Fintech business Kyckr has scaled back the size of its proposed initial public offering and increased the size of the free float to bankroll its global expansion plans. After initially proposing to raise between $6 million and $8m by floating on the ASX in June, Kyckr slowed down the listing process and will now raise a maximum of $6m and offer 35 per cent of the company to new external investors. “We have purposely slowed it down because we didn’t want to fall into a listing amid all the noise of the June-July period. There will be more clear air in the August period,’’ said managing director David Cassidy. “Time […]


Fintech floater convinced blockchain its future

David Cassidy, the managing director of Irish float hopeful KYCkr says blockchain is the future of its business identity check business. KYCkr is raising between $6 million and $8 million by floating between 30 million and 40 million shares at 20¢ each on the Australian Securities Exchange in June. This would give it a market capitalisation of between $25 million and $27 million. The funds will be used to market the business in Europe and Asia as well as move its systems to a blockchain, or distributed ledger. The company, which has direct links with government business registries around the world, verifies the business customers of banks and other companies […]


Foster Stockbroking readies KYCkr for ASX boards

Global fintech business KYCkr will meet investors for a proposed initial public offering this month, as it seeks to raise capital for growth. KYCkr has hired Foster Stockbroking to handle the proposed $8 million IPO which, if successful, would value the company at $28 million. KYCkr has a suite of KYC (know your customer) products which help payments companies such as PayPal and Swift gain greater visibility over their customer books. The software is all about enabling payments companies to say in compliance with anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing legislation. KYCkr is expected to begin marketing the IPO in late April and list before June 30. The offer comes […]