This report has been produced by the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (“BVCA”) to demonstrate the activity of the UK private equity and venture capital industry in 2022. The statistics in this report are the results of the BVCA’s Investment Activity Study, covering fundraising, business investments and business exits. Data is sourced from a detailed member survey, supplemented by data from third party sources.
With a significant presence in the UK, developed over the past 40 years, private equity and venture capital provide companies with the finance and know-how to deliver sustainable business growth. Active ownership, over the medium to long term, delivers economic and social value to those involved in the businesses (from employees, management and owners on the one hand, to customers and suppliers on the other) and a wide group of stakeholders (from local communities and local and regional economies, to national policy makers focused on issues such as climate change, diversity and inclusion and social justice).
Both private equity and venture capital are focused on delivering sustainable growth for the companies in which they invest: venture capital firms typically support early stage and younger companies, holding minority stakes in the businesses, while private equity firms typically acquire controlling stakes in more ¬established businesses.
“With data gathered from nearly 200 BVCA members, supplemented by information from other sources, this research gives us a clear picture of how both UK focused and UK led investment activity has evolved over the past four years. Having robust, accurate and transparent data underpins our ability to articulate the economic contribution of private capital to society. My thanks to all firms who provided us with data and enabled us to tell the full story of 2022.”
Garry Wilson, BVCA Chair 2023/2024, Managing Partner, Endless LLP
This publication is a companion document to our 'Private capital: rising to the challenges of turbulent times report', which uses the survey data to tell the story of private equity and venture capital through 2022. An excel extract of the aggregated results can also be downloaded from our website here.
A podcast examining the investment activity of the industry in 2022 in detail, recorded with BVCA Chief Executive Michael Moore, Director of External Affairs, Karim Palant and Head of Research, Suzi Gillespie, can be listened to here.
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