Fintech Investments: Regulatory Challenges in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

The last two years have seen a significant increase in private equity and venture capital investment into fintech, as valuations and opportunities for returns grow. Emerging market fintech attracted a record USD18.4b in private equity-led investment in 2018, according to EMPEA data. 2019 saw another record toppled—this time, transaction volume—with 249 private equity-led fintech deals completed in emerging markets.