2014 was a big year for payments M&A, the latest Financial Technology M&A report by Berkery Noyesreveals.  Not only were four out of the five largestfinancial technology M&A deals in the payments segment, buttransaction volume in the segment also experienced a 44% rise overthe past year, with a total of 137 deals in 2014.

Berkery Noyes' full year 2014 mergers and acquisitions trendreport for the financial technology and information industry. Thereport details M&A activity for the sector in 2014, comparingthe data with M&A activity in both 2012 and 2014 forinformation in technology companies in capital markets, payments,banking, insurance and other related financial services.

As a whole, the report shows that transaction volume experiencedan 8% increase over the past year. Meanwhile, there was a 19%increase in the number of deals backed by financial sponsors,rising from 62 transactions to 74 this year.

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