14th August 2018
In partnership with global law firm Penningtons Manches, Beauhurst recently produced a ground-breaking report on the investment dynamics between Britain and the investment firms of the United States. The results were fascinating, revealing that investment from the West Coast of the US into British tech has increased to record levels over the past eight years.
Indeed, since 2011 the numbers of deals backed by West Coast investors (which are dominated by Silicon Valley firms) has grown by 252%. In 2017, West Coast investors were involved in 74 deals with UK companies, totalling £1b in value and representing around 5% of all announced deal numbers into independent UK startups and scaleups that year. This is up from 59 deals in 2016, and 21 in 2011.