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27th July 2017

The first half of 2017 saw a record amount invested into UK high-growth businesses, despite deal numbers failing to recover from last year’s slump.

Key findings from the last six months:


  • 74.7% increase in amount invested compared to H2 2016, to a record £3.03bn.
  • Two of the three largest deals on record, involving virtual reality firm Improbable (£389m) and e-commerce site FarFetch (£313m).
  • The number of deals involving non-UK funds rose 26.7% from the previous quarter.
  • Deal numbers are down 3.54% compared to H1 2016.
  • Later stage companies saw a 7.6% decline in deal numbers from the previous half.
  • Deal numbers from crowdfunding platforms were up slightly (2.6%) from H2 2016, but have fallen by 18% in the last three months.

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