Beauhurst's Equity Investment Market Update Q1 2022

13th May 22

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We are delighted to share this Equity Market Update for Q1 from our friends at Beauhurst.

It makes for interesting reading – highlights as follows:

  • A record £8.79b invested into private UK companies during Q1 2022, across 769 rounds—no change in deal volume from Q1 last year, but a 58% increase in deal value
  • London received 61% of all pounds invested during the quarter
  • Seed-stage startups were the only group to see a decline in amount raised since Q4 2021, despite a 21% increase in the number of deals secured
  • Fintech continued to dominate, while cleantech took 26p in every £1 invested
  • More gigadeals (£100m+) were raised in Q1 2022 than in the whole of 2020