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STATE OF EUROPEAN FINTECH:
CURRENT TRENDS & PREDICTION
SEPTEMBER 2017
KEY OBSERVATIONS
ON STATE OF EUROPEAN FINTECH
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There have been no VC backed FinTech IPOs yet in Europe, with
multiple fac...
FINTECH FINANCINGS UP, VALUATIONS OF LARGER
FINTECHS WELL AHEAD OF LARGER PEERS
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$163M $384M $102M $124M $1.1B $1.3B $845M $2.0B
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2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 201...
…SUPPORTED BY GROWTH
IN ROUND SIZES ACROSS THE BOARD
• Median deal size has expanded rapidly in both early & late stage VC...
FINTECH VALUATIONS (AS A MULTIPLE OF REVENUE)
AHEAD OF LARGER PUBLIC PEERS
• Benchmarking the FinTech leaders
Source: Pitc...
SHARP INCREASE IN CORPORATE INTEREST,
INVESTMENT IN FINTECH
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CORPORATES DOUBLING PARTICIPATION
IN EUROPEAN FINTECH INVESTMENTS
• Strategics’ appetite for investments has been increasi...
MOST ACTIVE CORPORATE INVESTORS
IN EUROPEAN FINTECH
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Source: Pitchbook as of 04 August 2017
HQ Germany Germany Japan US U...
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ARE COMMITTING BOTH CASH
& OTHER RESOURCES INTO FINTECH SECTOR
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Note: Press Reports & Press Relea...
BANKS / FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
ACTIVELY PARTNERING / JV WITH FINTECHS
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Source: McKinsey Panaroma
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52%of the top 100 glo...
NO VC BACKED FINTECH IPOs YET IN EUROPE;
MULTIPLE FACTORS POINT TO FUTURE INCREASE IN
M&A ACTIVITY
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CAPITAL INVESTED IS ACCUMULATING FAST;
IMPLYING EXITS WILL START TO FOLLOW…
• Over $8BN of Capital invested into Europe...
LIMITED IPO MARKET IN EU FOR TECH GENERALLY;
NO VC BACKED EUROPEAN FINTECH IPOs YET
Source: CapitalIQ as of 07 August 2017...
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BUY RATHER THAN BUILD PRODUCT DIVERSIFICATION
ALREADY ADOPTED BY U.S. FINTECH LEADERS
• Square and PayPal started buy-a...
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ARE STARTING TO ACQUIRE
WITH M&A ACTIVITY SET TO ACCELERATE
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Source: Press Reports and Press Rele...
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FINTECHS ARE BROADENING THEIR OFFERINGS
WITH HIGH VALUED PLAYERS LEADING THE WAY
• Trend has developed and accelerated ...
STRATEGIC EXAMPLE:
FINTECHS BECOMING LICENSED BANKS
• Some Later-stage FinTechs are applying for Banking License, indicati...
B2B FINTECH OFFERS ALTERNATIVE PATH TO SCALE &
PROFITABILITY
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INVESTMENT INTO EUROPEAN B2B FINTECH
IS INCREASING
Investment into B2B FinTech is increasing both in Capital Invested and ...
THIS MOVEMENT IS
DRIVEN BY A NUMBER OF FACTORS
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§ Blockchain: Holds the potential to
facilitate fast, efficient, and s...
WHITE LABELLING WITH INCUMBENTS
PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY TO SCALE MORE RAPIDLY
§ There have been several
examples of B2C FinTe...
CONCLUSION
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KEY TAKEAWAYS
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European FinTech valuation have rapidly increased since 2013
• Increase in $20m+ funding rounds
• Increas...
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A report by Magister Advisors and Innovate Finance shows that capital invested into $20 million + rounds have increased at a compound annual growth rate of 75% since 2013.

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State Of European FinTech: Current Trends & Prediction 2017

  1. 1. STATE OF EUROPEAN FINTECH: CURRENT TRENDS & PREDICTION SEPTEMBER 2017
  2. 2. KEY OBSERVATIONS ON STATE OF EUROPEAN FINTECH 2 There have been no VC backed FinTech IPOs yet in Europe, with multiple factors pointing to future increase in M&A activity 1) Capital invested so far will require a path to liquidity 2) Private investors will continue focusing on M&A exits until public investors show appetite for FinTech IPOs 3) Strategics are becoming more active in M&A as they look at buy vs build 3 FinTech round sizes have increased, at valuations which are often significantly above larger more established players 1) Increase in $20m+ European FinTech funding rounds 2) Round sizes across the board have increased, reflecting broad interest in the sector 3) Larger FinTech valuations (as a multiple of revenue) are often significantly above publicly traded established players 1 Sharp increase in corporate interest and investment in FinTech 1) Strategics’ appetite for investments has been increasing, especially in larger rounds ($20m+) where they participated in nearly half of the fundraises in 2017 2) Some of the most active corporate investors in European FinTech (Tengelmann, ProSieben (Seven Ventures), Intel Capital and Salesforce.com) have core businesses outside of financial services 2 European B2B FinTech investment has increased 1) In 2017, nearly half of the capital invested in FinTech has gone to B2B FinTechs 2) This is due to many factors, including regulation, increased collaboration and emerging technologies 3) White labelling of FinTech products and solutions enables incumbents to act more nimbly whilst allowing B2B FinTechs the ability to scale rapidly 4
  3. 3. FINTECH FINANCINGS UP, VALUATIONS OF LARGER FINTECHS WELL AHEAD OF LARGER PEERS 3 1
  4. 4. $163M $384M $102M $124M $1.1B $1.3B $845M $2.0B 2 3 4 4 22 19 21 43 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Ann $0.0M $500M $1.0B $1.5B $2.0B $2.5B Total Capital Invested Deal Count GROWING NUMBER OF $20M+ EUROPEAN FINTECH ROUNDS… Source: Pitchbook as of 04 August 2017 § Capital invested into $20M+ European FinTech rounds has risen at a CAGR of 75% since 2013 § In annualised 2017, the capital invested totals $2BN over 43 deals § This is an indicator that the FinTech sector is maturing, attracting larger funds § With increasing competition to take part in these larger rounds, financing valuations inevitably have risen 4 1 • Rising competition for $20M rounds has driven valuations higher
  5. 5. …SUPPORTED BY GROWTH IN ROUND SIZES ACROSS THE BOARD • Median deal size has expanded rapidly in both early & late stage VC Source: Pitchbook as of 04 August 2017 Note: 1) Only 3 deals with deal size disclosed in 2010 (one of which was Wonga’s c.$110m Series C round) 2) Manually excluded deals involving companies (e.g. Undo, Post Quantum and Icepay) as these companies do not fit under the FinTech and Late Stage categorisation § Deal size has been trending upwards generally since 2012, (except for in 2016, which could be attributed to the affects of the EU referendum vote) § Both early and late stage round sizes have increased 3x+ since 2012, indicating that financing valuations have risen across the board § Interest in emerging FinTech has never been higher, underpinning competition from potential investors for the best deals from seed to late stage § Increasingly varied investors have entered the space (Asian investors, corporates etc.) 5 1 (1) $14.2M $13.0M $15.6M $9.5M $4.1M $3.5M$3.7M $9.0M 2017 YTD 2016201520142013201220112010 Median Late Stage Investment Size ($m) into European FinTech Companies$4.6M $3.4M $3.3M $3.4M $3.0M $1.7M $1.8M $2.7M 2017 YTD 2016201520142013201220112010 Median Early Stage Investment Size ($m) into European FinTech Companies (2)
  6. 6. FINTECH VALUATIONS (AS A MULTIPLE OF REVENUE) AHEAD OF LARGER PUBLIC PEERS • Benchmarking the FinTech leaders Source: Pitchbook as of 04 August 2017 Note: European Comps include Nets A/S, Worldpay, Wirecard, PaySafe, Ingenico, Metro Bank and Alfa Financial on 3rd July 2017 (i.e. prior to takeover announcements for both Worldpay and Paysafe) * Revenue multiple stated for public comparables is EV / REV § FinTechs have recently raised rounds at valuations ahead of actual performance, and above reference publicly traded ‘comparables’ § This implies that investors are buying into potential growth / growth story more than results, historic or current § Higher current FinTech valuations increase pressure to deliver higher future exits, as yet unproven in European FinTech 6 1 Revenue Multiple 130.4x 40.0x 27.8x 11.1x 10.0x 8.3x 5.4x n.m. 4.7x* Post- Money Valuation ($m) £300m $1,750m $1,100m $5,000m $1,500m $584m $2,500m £261m n.a. Revenue (Year) £2.3m FY2016A (y/e Dec) $43.8m LTM Jan-14 $39.6m FY2016A (y/e Mar) $450m FY2015A (y/e Dec) $150m LTM Jan-17 $70.6m FY2016A (y/e Dec) $463.4m FY2016A (y/e Dec) £0.05m FY2016A (y/e mar) CY2017E (y/e Dec) Round Date (Type) Jul-17 Series B Jan-14 Series C May-16 Series D Jul-15 Series C2 Jan-17 Series B Jan-17 Series D Jul-17 Secondary Mar-17 PE Growth n.a. Public Round Size $66m (£50m) $80m $26m $100m $250m $175m $250m £83m n.a. Public European CompsSeries C Series C2 130.4x 40.0x 27.8x 11.1x 10.0x 8.3x 5.4x n.m. 4.7x
  7. 7. SHARP INCREASE IN CORPORATE INTEREST, INVESTMENT IN FINTECH 7 2
  8. 8. CORPORATES DOUBLING PARTICIPATION IN EUROPEAN FINTECH INVESTMENTS • Strategics’ appetite for investments has been increasing, especially in larger rounds Source: Pitchbook as of 04 August 2017 § Corporates have been increasingly active in European FinTech investment over the past 4 years § Nearly a quarter of all FinTech rounds in annualised 2017 have Corporate or CVC involvement § Corporate involvement in larger rounds is even greater, with 44% of the $20m+ FinTech investment rounds in Annualised 2017 involving at least one Corporate or CVC 8 2 $1B$494M$529M$415M$91M 22% 15% 11%12%12% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 2017 Ann2016201520142013 $0M $200M $400M $600M $800M $1B $1B $1B CVC & Corporate Participation in European FinTech Investment Capital Invested ($m) % of total Investment $936M$271M$395M$291M$38M 44% 38% 37% 9% 25% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 2017 Ann2016201520142013 $0M $100M $200M $300M $400M $500M $600M $700M $800M $900M $1B CVC & Corporate Participation in $20m+ European FinTech Investment Capital Invested ($m) % of total Investment
  9. 9. MOST ACTIVE CORPORATE INVESTORS IN EUROPEAN FINTECH 9 Source: Pitchbook as of 04 August 2017 HQ Germany Germany Japan US US UK Sweden US Germany US # of European FinTech Investments 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 # of European FinTech Investments ($20m+ round) 3 n.a. 1 2 3 1 n.a. 3 1 1 Total # of Active Portfolio Companies 39 31 20 434 38 16 377 25 7 164 List of Select European FinTech Investments: § Klarna § Scalable Capital § SumUp § ayondo § Clark § Auxmoney § Cashboard § Centralway Numbrs § CurrencyCloud § Bitnet § Azimo § Kreditech § iZettle § Fortumo § Fadata § CGTrader § iZettle § SumUp § iZettle § Curve § Elliptic § Billhop § Wrebit § Kulipa § iZettle (3 Rounds) § eToro § Mambu § Bankin’ § Wefox § Squirro 2 • Several of the Corporates’ core businesses are outside of Financial Services
  10. 10. FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ARE COMMITTING BOTH CASH & OTHER RESOURCES INTO FINTECH SECTOR 10 Note: Press Reports & Press Releases 2 Both Money… …and Other Resources The program will allow FinTech creators to work at the bank for a six months to turn an idea into a product. That gives the FinTechs access to J.P. Morgan's facilities, systems, and people. Those ideas can range from machine learning, to security, to blockchain technology. The FinTech will remain an independent company. J.P. Morgan Is Bringing Some FinTech Startups In-House BNP Paribas has teamed up with Plug and Play, an innovation platform present in 22 countries, to create an accelerator dedicated to FinTechs and InsurTechs. Located within Station F, this new Parisian incubator is set to open its doors in early July and promises to be the biggest in the world JStation F, Plug and Play and BNP Paribas: [Partnering on] FinTech
  11. 11. BANKS / FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ACTIVELY PARTNERING / JV WITH FINTECHS 11 Source: McKinsey Panaroma 2 52%of the top 100 global banks have formed 130+ partnerships and 37% have completed 60+ acquisitions NON-EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP JOINT VENTURE EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP
  12. 12. NO VC BACKED FINTECH IPOs YET IN EUROPE; MULTIPLE FACTORS POINT TO FUTURE INCREASE IN M&A ACTIVITY 12 3
  13. 13. 13 CAPITAL INVESTED IS ACCUMULATING FAST; IMPLYING EXITS WILL START TO FOLLOW… • Over $8BN of Capital invested into European FinTech companies since 2010 Source: Pitchbook as of 04 August 2017 § There has been $8BN+ of cumulative capital invested into the European FinTech sector to 2017YTD § Over half of this has been invested into FinTech companies raising $20m+ rounds § Investment saw a sharp increase in 2012/13, and has continued to rise each year § Given the 5-7 year time horizon for the typical VC fund, the pressure to look for exits will inevitably intensify in the next 5 years § High historic funding valuations will inevitably have ramifications for the eventual exits 3 $0.0M $1.0B $2.0B $3.0B $4.0B $5.0B $6.0B $7.0B $8.0B $9.0B 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 YTD Cummulative Capital Invested into European FinTech Companies $8.3B $5.2B Total Capital Invested into European FinTechs since 2010 Total Capital Invested into European FinTechs with $20m+ round since 2010
  14. 14. LIMITED IPO MARKET IN EU FOR TECH GENERALLY; NO VC BACKED EUROPEAN FINTECH IPOs YET Source: CapitalIQ as of 07 August 2017 Note: Values stated are market capitalisation (in millions) at IPO; Technology companies with €200m market cap at IPO § Volume of Tech IPOs on European exchanges has significantly lagged behind US markets (NYSE and Nasdaq) in recent years § More dramatically, there has not yet been a VC backed FinTech IPO in Europe § Private investors will continue focusing on M&A exits until public investors show appetite for FinTech IPOs § Note: this does not include IPO’s of established companies such as Worldpay, Nets etc., it is focused only on FinTechs started over the past few years 14 3 • There have been limited European Tech IPOs over the last 4 years £1,200 £920 £1,470 £4,800 £495 £472 €245 £240 £2,350 2014 20162015 2017 European Tech IPO £500 £340 £240 €4,500 $6,800 $4,500 €142 Listed in LSE Listed in other European Exchanges Listed in AIM £975£34
  15. 15. 15 BUY RATHER THAN BUILD PRODUCT DIVERSIFICATION ALREADY ADOPTED BY U.S. FINTECH LEADERS • Square and PayPal started buy-and-build in addition to in-house product development to move beyond their traditional businesses Source: Pitchbook, Websites, Press Releases as of 07 August 2017 § Square and PayPal have acquired aggressively to move beyond payments into other offerings § Square acquired Caviar, Main Line Delivery and fastbite as a part of its initiative to enter the meal delivery market § Square also launched Square Capital, which offers business financing to merchants using Square § PayPal acquired both Xoom (remittances) and Braintree (merchant payments), as examples of rapid, strategic diversification 3
  16. 16. FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ARE STARTING TO ACQUIRE WITH M&A ACTIVITY SET TO ACCELERATE 16 Source: Press Reports and Press Releases 3 Recent Acquisitions by US Players… …With Europeans Playing Catch Up BNP Paribas announced that it is acquiring Compte Nickel for €200m
  17. 17. 17 FINTECHS ARE BROADENING THEIR OFFERINGS WITH HIGH VALUED PLAYERS LEADING THE WAY • Trend has developed and accelerated over past 12 months Source: Business Insider and Financial Times § Multiple products, especially in B2C, facilitate cross-selling to maintain profitability in the face of rising customer acquisition costs, as well enabling faster growth § It seems logical that some FinTech players may seek to consolidate with each other, rather than each player needing to build new product offerings from scratch 3
  18. 18. STRATEGIC EXAMPLE: FINTECHS BECOMING LICENSED BANKS • Some Later-stage FinTechs are applying for Banking License, indicating their move towards providing a wider range of services Source: News Note 1: Tandem signed an agreement on Aug-7 to acquire 100% of Harrods bank, however transaction still remains subject to regulatory approval § Banking licences allow FinTechs to roll out multiple products, in order to compete with incumbents more successfully and better monetise their existing customer base § As a result, there is a proliferation of ‘non bank banks,’ some of whom will evolve into fairly large digital-only banking entities to rival traditional banks § This trend is mirrored across the Atlantic e.g. both SoFi and Square recently announced applications for banking licences 18 3 Banking license gained Applying for banking license 2015 2016 2017 Jun-15 Oct-16 Jul-16 H2-17 May-17 Aug-17 Banking license acquired1)
  19. 19. B2B FINTECH OFFERS ALTERNATIVE PATH TO SCALE & PROFITABILITY 19 4
  20. 20. INVESTMENT INTO EUROPEAN B2B FINTECH IS INCREASING Investment into B2B FinTech is increasing both in Capital Invested and in % of total investment Source: PitchBook as of 11 Sep 2017 Note: B2B is classified as FinTechs whose main consumer is a Business (Banks, Corporates or SMEs). For the purpose of this research P2P lenders focussed on SME lending have been classified as B2B § Investment into European B2B FinTech companies, i.e. FinTech providing products and solutions to Banks, Corporates or SMEs, has increased since 2015, with YTD 2017 attracting $948M § The % of capital invested into B2B companies vs B2C companies has also increased, with almost half of investment going to B2B companies in YTD 2017 § In $20M+ funding rounds, the % investment into B2B has almost doubled since 2015, from 26% to 49% in YTD 2017 20 4 $322M $289M $569M 26% 34% 49% 2015 2016 2017 YTD $20M+ European B2B FinTech Investment rounds Capital Invested % of total investment $660M $741M $948M 34% 45% 46% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 2015 2016 2017 YTD European B2B FinTech Investment Capital Invested % of total investment
  21. 21. THIS MOVEMENT IS DRIVEN BY A NUMBER OF FACTORS 21 4 § Blockchain: Holds the potential to facilitate fast, efficient, and secure transfer of ownership of assets – including bonds, shares, and other instruments, and to help maintain records securely and efficiently § AI / ML: AI has enabled smaller startups to compete with more established institutions, making a wide variety of consumer-level applications (credit offerings, insurance options, personal finance services, and regulatory software) accessible to a larger audience Emergence of enabling tech § Partnership: Financial Institutions are increasingly looking at startups to help develop API offerings and platforms for them to compete effectively in the new world of PSD2 and Open Banking § Increased efficiency and reduced cost: Whilst front-office solutions remain popular, platforms connecting back office legacy systems to customer-facing systems and apps, external financial ecosystems, and regulatory services are gaining much interest from Banks/FIs Banks / Financial Institutions increasingly collaborative § MIFID II: Directive has impact across the technology stack for Financial Services (client connectivity, risk and compliance, etc.) § Firms also using the change required as a catalyst to evaluate other efficiencies / re- architecting § PSD2: Driving startup activity on two fronts: i) API development and ii) the creation of niche offerings that leverage open banking data, especially tools that provide insight into personal spending habits Shift in Regulatory Landscape Business model expansion / pivot § Expanding revenue sources: Startups are adapting their B2C offerings in order to survive and to differentiate in crowded markets § Access to large customer base: Pivoting to B2B or partnering / selling into incumbents / corporates allows startsup access large established customer base without the high cost of customer acquisition
  22. 22. WHITE LABELLING WITH INCUMBENTS PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY TO SCALE MORE RAPIDLY § There have been several examples of B2C FinTechs pivoting to provide white labelled solutions to banks, other Financial Institutions and Corporations, in order to accelerate growth, decrease marketing spend and benefit from incumbents knowledge of regulation and compliance § B2B-focused startups are in turn adding value by helping tackle regulatory changes more efficiently and cost effectively than could be done in-house 22 4 Description / Year Founded B2C Model Pivot to B2B Rationale § HQ: San Francisco, US § Founded in 2007 § HQ: Frankfurt, Germany § Founded in 2013 § With B2C model, Sigfig amassed $350b Asset under Advice (AuA), with 2m accounts / users, whose financial assets are analysed for free § Conversion from AuA to AuM constrained by human / capital resources § Launched goal-based savings / investments platform, after 4 months of private beta § Currently limited to German residents only, but open to the possibility of expanding its usage across borders § To scale the business, founder, Mike Sha (Founder) shifted focus towards B2B in 2015 § The aim is to partner with banks and provide white label robo platform § Since mid-2016, Vaamo started pushing into B2B business with banks to provide white label Robo- Advisory solution § To date, Vaamo has partnered with Santander, N26 and § Sub-$100m AuM from retail investors to date § Massive AuA is attractive for larger institutions, especially banks and asset management companies § Converting AuA to AuM without putting constraint on resources § Would take too long for banks to develop the tech in-house § With increased regulatory requirements (incoming MiFID2), it is increasingly difficult to serve investors with smaller investment volumes profitably, which is Vaamo’s core business
  23. 23. CONCLUSION 23
  24. 24. KEY TAKEAWAYS 24 European FinTech valuation have rapidly increased since 2013 • Increase in $20m+ funding rounds • Increase in valuations for these rounds FinTech winners are increasingly being funded by Corporates • Corporates participate in nearly ½ of larger FinTech rounds • Ability to leverage non-monetary resources within Strategics to help accelerate growth • Nearly ½ of the most active Corporate investors in FinTech do not have their own core business in Financial Services No VC backed FinTech IPOs yet in Europe – but multiple factors point to increase in M&A exits • FinTech IPOs in Europe have been skewed to LBO exits e.g. WorldPay, Nets, Skrill (Optimal Payments), rather than VC backed type companies • Strategics are becoming more active in M&A as they look at buy vs build Increased B2B FinTech investment as start-ups and incumbents realise the potential of collaboration • Increase in B2B FinTech driven by changes in regulation and increased collaboration • White-labelling of initial B2C production and solutions seen as route to faster growth for FinTechs 3 1 2 4

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