The $250m venture financing of VNLIFE Corporation Joint Stock was the payments industry’s top cross border venture financing deal as total deals worth $1.2bn were announced globally in July 2021, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 49.2% over the previous month of $2.44bn and a rise of 60.1% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $774.73m.
Comparing cross border venture financing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $562.7m. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $290m.
In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for payments industry cross border venture financing deals globally, followed by Europe and then South and Central America.
The top country in terms of cross border venture financing deals activity in July 2021 was the US with six deals, followed by the Argentina with two and the UK with two.
In 2021, as of July, payments cross border venture financing deals worth $9.08bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 1117.9% year on year.
payments industry cross border venture financing deals in July 2021: Top deals
The top five payments industry cross border venture financing deals accounted for 69.9% of the overall value during July 2021.
The combined value of the top five payments cross border venture financing deals stood at $869.72m, against the overall value of $1.2bn recorded for the month.
The top five payments industry cross border venture financing deals of July 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) VNLIFE Corporation Joint Stock $250m venture financing deal with Dragoneer Investment Group,EDBI,General Atlantic Service Company,GIC,PayPal Ventures and SoftBank Vision Fund 1
2) The $249.32m venture financing of Lunar by Heartland Financial USA,Kinnevik and Tencent Holdings
3) Soldo Financial Services $180m venture financing deal with Accel,Battery Ventures,Citi Ventures,Dawn Capital,Sunley House Capital Management and Temasek Holdings (Private)
4) The $80.4m venture financing of NIUM by Beacon Venture Capital,Global Founders Capital,Rajaram Family Trust,Riverwood Capital,Rocket Internet and Vertex Growth Fund
5) Zilch Technology $110m venture financing deal with DMG ventures and Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Equity