UK private equity and venture capital investment reached £22.33 billion in 2019, an increase of £1.6 billion on the previous year, new research from the BVCA shows.
Published today, the BVCA’s annual Report on Investment Activity shows the full breadth of the impact of private equity and venture capital on the UK economy. A total of 1,530 companies received backing in 2019, an increase of 15% on the 2018 figures.
Key report highlights include:
Michael Moore, Director General of the BVCA, said: “As long-term, responsible investors, private equity and venture capital have a key role in supporting the recovery post-COVID. What these 2019 figures demonstrate is the size of our industry’s economic impact, building businesses and jobs across the UK. I am under no illusions that there are tough times ahead, but I am supremely confident that private equity and venture capital, and the companies they back, are well-positioned to support growth, sustainability and innovation throughout the country.”
Neil MacDougall, Chair of the BVCA, said: “This year’s Report on Investment Activity clearly illustrates how important private equity and venture capital are to UK businesses big and small, providing them with the long-term capital and the investment expertise they need to thrive. As the country emerges from coronavirus, these attributes are needed now more than ever.”
Tom Allchorne, Director, Communications, BVCA
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