Press Release January 15, 2015

Goodwin Advises on FinTech Deals Totaling $2B in 2014; Ranks Among Most Active Law Firms

Goodwin Procter is one of the top 5 most active law firms advising on publicly disclosed FinTech industry deals in 2014, according to PitchBook. The firm advised on and completed more than 35 M&A and financing transactions last year with a combined deal value of approximately $2 billion. Goodwin is a recognized market leader in the FinTech sector and serves an extensive client base on corporate, regulatory and litigation matters.

The FinTech industry experienced significant growth in 2014, with reports of $102 billion in financial activity globally, including VC funding, private placements, IPOs and acquisitions. According to recent studies, worldwide IT spending on financial services has tripled since 2008 and is expected to reach $500 billion by 2020.

Goodwin Procter’s FinTech Practice is backed by a cross-disciplinary team of more than 60 attorneys with expertise in financial services, private equity, technology, investigations, intellectual property, consumer financial services, business and securities litigation. The practice counsels a wide variety of clients in the FinTech sector, advising them on a range of matters, including digital currencies, payment systems, online foreign exchanges, peer-to-peer lending, global securities lending and trading, consumer privacy and information management, financial risk assessment and payroll management solutions. The practice is led by partners Amber Dolman, Robert Bishop and Brian McPeake.

Please visit Goodwin’s FinTech Practice page to learn more.