Research Insight: Crypto M&A might seem quiet, but it may be reaching an inflection point

Quick Take

  • M&A activity within crypto and blockchain verticals is down more than 50% in terms of number of deals and value spent since 2018
  • However, throwing out 2018 as an outlier funding year, M&A activity (in both number of deals and dollars spent) is up ~50% in 2019 vs. 2017 levels
According to data from Pitchbook and The Block, M&A activity within crypto and blockchain verticals has seen almost a 60% reduction in the total value of dollars spent in 2019 vs. 2018, due to muted M&A in the year (Kraken Futures and Xapo leading the way at a combined ~$155 million worth of investment) as […]

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