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Investing with Integrity 2020

Publish Date 15 Sep 2021
Author Anonymous
Categories Industry Activity

The BVCA is delighted to announce the release of its Annual Report on Investment Activity, titled “Investing with Integrity: Supporting businesses through the pandemic”.

Using data and case studies from across our membership, we have been able to tell a compelling story of private equity and venture capital in 2020, how the industry responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and supported businesses and jobs right across the UK.

In what is the country’s largest primary research survey of its kind, we also shine a light on the key sectors for investment last year, the UK’s attractiveness as a place to raise funds and how private equity and venture capital can take businesses to the next level.

Some key findings from this year’s report include:

  • BVCA members now support more than 5,000 businesses – responsible for over 1 million jobs – right across the United Kingdom, with 1,300 of these businesses receiving funding in 2020.

  • Almost 90% of the businesses receiving private equity or venture capital support last year were small or medium sized – employing 250 or fewer people.

  • Our members invested in a record number of firms outside of London in 2020. More than 860, or 66% of all businesses that received backing, were not headquartered in the capital, making it clear that private equity and venture capital are driving prosperity right all over country.

  • BVCA members invested £25.1bn globally last year, with £9.5bn – or more than one third – finding its way into UK businesses.

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