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Trends in M&A for Crypto

Brief summary below of M&A Trends for the segment over the next few months.


Bear market scenarios are great opportunities for M&A and it will be no different for the crypto market. This consolidation factor is present in all companies and is a fundamental part of building a healthy and successful market.



1. Buy or build?


  • Big crypto corps betting on M&A as a way to reduce the risk of “build” and gain time-to-market with the “buy”;

  • More qualified access to geographies with different regulations and consumer behavior;

  • Search for complementary products that require high implementation costs if built from scratch.


2. Outsiders as the new insiders


  • Technology companies and large financial institutions entering the crypto market through M&A or CVC;

  • Outsiders creating proprietary solutions resulted in several controversies, such as the case of Meta investing US$20b in the construction of its metaverse (which has not yet shown what it came for);

  • Greater flow of investments from Web2 companies into Web3 companies;

  • Going on purchases from large financial institutions seeking to speed up time-to-market through crypto solutions, especially in DeFi.


3. Market in consolidation


  • Consolidation of players via M&A to join forces (and cash) to extend runway;

  • Search for synergy and efficiency in processes, products and the organization;

  • Greater financial sustainability to face a bear market scenario.


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