The BVCA’s Scotland factsheet highlights the important contribution private capital makes towards the nation's economy and prosperity.
The factsheet reveals that private equity and venture capital firms invested £605m into businesses across Scotland in 2022. This investment directly supports 145,000 jobs across the region, equivalent to 7% of total UK jobs backed by private capital and a 9% increase since 2021.
Key findings for Scotland include:
- 99% of private capital’s investments in Scotland were in small and medium-sized businesses.
- Tech businesses received £165m in investment in 2022, across 42 companies.
- 621 companies are backed by private equity and venture capital in Scotland with 96 companies receiving investment in 2022.
The factsheet also includes a selection of case studies – exciting companies in Scotland supported by private capital.
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