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The BVCA Research team compiles and publishes benchmark investment activity data each year for the UK private equity and venture capital industry.

For this, data is collected from all of our GP members on their aggregate investment activity and is used to produce the most comprehensive overview of the UK’s private equity and venture capital markets available. The activity report produced each year by the BVCA captures the aggregate investments, divestments, and fundraising information of the BVCA full member firms. The report details investment information that is broken down across industry sectors, financing and investment stages, and UK regions.

BVCA Report on Investment Activity 2020: Investing with Integrity


INVESTING WITH INTEGRITY BVCA REPORT ON INVESTMENT ACTIVITY 2020

The BVCA is delighted to announce the release of its new report on investment activity, titled “Investing with Integrity: Supporting businesses through the pandemic”. Using data and case studies from across our membership, we have been able to tell a compelling story of private equity and venture capital in 2020, how the industry responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and supported businesses and jobs right across the UK.


Some key findings from this year’s report include:
  • BVCA members now support more than 5,000 businesses – responsible for over 1 million jobs – right across the United Kingdom, with 1,300 of these businesses receiving funding 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 of 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 equity and venture capital are driving prosperity right all over country.

  • BVCA members invested £25.1bn globally last year, 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 be found here.

BVCA REPORT ON INVESTMENT ACTIVITY 2020 - DATA FILE

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