Bespoke Fintech Research Support

Supporting fintech firms globally to reinvent themselves and emerge stronger for the times ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital adoption and related trends, compressing timelines for change from several years to a few months. It is near certain that consumer behaviour, as well as social and business interaction, will not be the same in a post-COVID-19 world. Large sections of the global population have been pushed to depend on the online channel significantly– a pattern that is likely to outlast the pandemic itself.

Footfall in brick-and-mortar stores have shifted to online traffic. Consequently, fintechs powering digital commerce have seen and will continue to see a huge spike in payment volumes in certain categories, such as, online groceries and e-commerce, bill payments. This trend will spread to other categories, such as, travel and entertainment, as economies open up. What began as a necessity has become the ‘new normal’.

Secondly, many fintech firms are providing innovative solutions to address the evolving environment; for instance, creation of origination and underwriting platforms to allow lenders to digitally deploy funds to businesses and use of artificial intelligence (AI) to assign risk scores to businesses based on their ability to withstand the pandemic.

Thirdly, the industry will likely see consolidation as valuations become more attractive and firms seek revenue and cost synergies in a capital-constrained environment.

For nearly two decades, Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity) has supported diverse stakeholders in the financial technology domain – fintech firms, consultants and fintech-focused PE firms. With a 360-degree view, we are uniquely equipped to enable financial technology companies navigate the turbulence and emerge stronger. We cater to Fortune-500 corporations, mid-sized firms and disruptive startups and provide market and competitive intelligence, benchmarking, GTM strategy, investment & opportunity assessment and several other services.


Our offerings

Is foraying into new market segments and geographies on your agenda?

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We transform research and ‘points of view’ into actionable insights for our clients

  • Emerging trends in financial technology markets

  • Market attractiveness (by products and geographies) – market size, growth, margins, economic and demand prospects

  • Drivers and challenges

  • Regulatory and policy landscape – countries and tech segments

  • Competitive analysis – market share, product mapping, product differentiation and key strengths

  • Newsletters – capital markets, earnings, fintech M&As/investments, product launches, partnerships, expansion, etc.

Is closely monitoring and decoding your peers’ moves critical for you?

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We track competitors’ moves and strategic direction to help you stay ahead of the curve

  • Competitor strategic assessments – products/solutions, partnerships, investments, financial performance and others

  • Peer benchmarking – strategy, offerings, operational and financial (revenue, margins and ratio analysis)

  • Competitor briefs and updates

  • Key executive movements/monitoring

Are you exploring funding or investment and (or) acquisition opportunities to accelerate growth?

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We combine target analysis with strategic insights and market intelligence to maximise the value of your investment purse

  • Financial statement analysis/benchmarking

  • M&A opportunity assessment and target screening

  • Due diligence support

  • Synergy analysis

  • Valuation support

  • Investment thesis

  • Divestiture support – identify and prepare asset for sale, value maximisation

Do you need support to disseminate your industry messages and help your sales teams uncover opportunities?

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We provide current and ‘forward-looking’ market trends so that sales teams can unearth potential opportunities

  • Market briefs – AS-IS and TO-BE states

  • Executive briefings/keynote presentations

  • Thought leadership support

  • Customised pitches and RFP support

  • Media monitoring – market ‘buzz’, voice/sentiment analysis and activity across platforms

  • DTP, brochure design and recreation support

What we have done

Market entry strategy for a prominent Middle-Eastern money transfer and payments provider
What we are proud of


cost savings


more time for core strategy

Industry and competition research for a Fortune-200 payments behemoth
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cost savings


additional bandwidth

Strategy research and customer sentiment analysis for a Fortune-500 fintech solutions provider
What we are proud of


Better economics and coverage


Additional bandwidth

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