Mergers and acquisitions are rising, leaving crypto assessments in query By Cointelegraph


Mergers and acquisitions are rising, leaving crypto assessments in query

Fintech, cryptocurrency and mergers and acquisitions are poised to intersect considerably within the coming 12 months. M&A exercise is anticipated to rebound shortly — greater than 60% of decision-makers at giant firms who had been surveyed by FTI Consulting (NYSE:) for a February report agree that their firm has just lately been a goal of aggressive M&A, and 39% say their firms are taking a look at M&A on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the identical time, the cryptocurrency market is making strides towards mainstream acceptance.

Because of this, there’s prone to be an uplift in offers involving cryptocurrency property and valuations all through 2021. Whereas this development is prone to spur some thrilling developments within the monetary sector, additionally it is beginning to increase unprecedented questions on whether or not cryptocurrency and these advanced enterprise fashions could be precisely assessed and verified within the context of dealmaking.

Steven S. McNew is a senior managing director inside the expertise apply of FTI Consulting. In his function, Steven helps shoppers consider and implement blockchain options and builds cost-effective, defensible methods to handle knowledge for advanced authorized and regulatory issues. Steven is an professional in blockchain, data and knowledge safety, advanced discovery and digital forensics. He accomplished research in blockchain and cryptocurrency at MIT and has led engagements involving blockchain assessments, pilot initiatives and software program choice and implementation. He has additionally led disputes involving points associated to blockchain and numerous types of cryptocurrency.