The UK's venture capital and private equity offer

Posted: 4 Mar 2021

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In the last 5 years, £38bn has been invested in nearly 2800 UK companiesThe UK is Europe’s leading centre for venture capital and private equity, with an outstanding global reputation. In the last five years, £43bn has been invested in more than 3,230 UK companies by private equity and venture capital funds in the UK.

The UK is home to a concentration of tech, fintech, artificial intelligence (AI) and other fast-growing sectors that provide excellent investment targets. The UK’s track record in creating pioneering and high-growth tech companies is second to none in Europe, and the UK is third globally for startups worth over £50m – only New York and Silicon Valley have produced more.

Six of Europe's top ten fintech deals were in the UK in the first half of 2019This factsheet gives an overview of key facts and statistics about the UK's venture capital and private equity offer.

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