This report has been produced by the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association to highlight the public value of the industry in the United Kingdom and how, in 2021, it can help address a range of policy challenges and opportunities.
This report is the next in our series that highlights the investment made by private equity and venture capital in the nations and regions of the UK. In this second publication, we focus on Yorkshire, the Humber and England’s North East.
These regions have emerged as prime destinations for private capital investment, home to exciting and innovative hubs of business activity, world-class universities producing world-class talent and a vibrant start-up economy.
In 2020 alone, businesses located in Yorkshire and the North East received almost half a billion pounds (£480m) of support from private equity and venture capital firms. This support drives business growth; creating jobs, bringing value to local communities and helping shore up regional economies in the wake of the pandemic.
Furthermore, this investment is powering small-and-medium sized businesses across the regions, with 9 in 10 of those supported employing 250 or fewer people.
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