Using data from the Investment Activity Survey and case studies from across our membership, we tell the story of private capital in 2020, how the industry responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and supported businesses and jobs right across the UK. Read our Investing with Integrity report here
Some key findings from the 2020 survey include:
- BVCA members now support more than 5,000 UK businesses – responsible for over 1 million jobs – right across the United Kingdom, with 1,300 of these businesses receiving investment 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 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 capital is driving prosperity right across the country.
- BVCA members invested £25.1bn globally in 2020, with £9.5bn – or more than one third – finding its way into UK businesses.
The full, aggregated set of statistics gathered from our members can be found in our Report on Investment Activity 2020 chart book
. For those interested in analysing the data, an excel spreadsheet with all the numbers from the chartbook can also be found here