Our Prediction came true - Plaid has exited!

Visa just announced that it has acquired Plaid! For those who have been with us for a while, you may remember last November we posted a free article entitled ‘Big Tech M&A War & CB Insights Global Fintech Report Q3’ - in this article featuring Plaid we made the following comment:

We’re receiving strong signals of fierce M&A activities featuring: Big Tech, incumbent financial services players and Paypal - where each faction will try to acquire notable market leaders/disruptors across various fintech domains. We are closely monitoring the following 8 companies that our signals indicate are likely to back an attractive acquisition offer. Our signals suggest that their management & majority investors would most likely prefer this route rather than pursuing further growth (with some uncertainty & risk) for an IPO!

We also shared the following battlefronts which featured Plaid.

Indeed, Plaid was one of the infrastructure oriented fintech companies that we received strong M&A signals from, including from Big Tech companies such as Amazon Web Services. In fact, we published a report back in September 2019 entitled ‘Is Plaid on Amazon’s wish list?

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