16 June 2021

The British Business Bank have launched their 2021 Small Business Equity Tracker report. The report provides an in-depth assessment of equity finance markets for growing businesses.

Equity investment in the UK’s smaller businesses increased by 9% in 2020 to £8.8bn, the highest amount since the Beauhurst data series began in 2011. The strong momentum continued into Q1 2021, with the total value of equity investment in smaller businesses reaching £4.5bn, by far the highest amount ever recorded in a single quarter.

Key Findings At a Glance

  • Equity investment in smaller UK businesses reached a record £8.8bn last year
  • Investment into the UK deep tech sector has grown significantly in the past five years, rising 291% to £2.3bn, but still lags behind the US, the market leader
  • Total value of equity investment in smaller businesses reached £4.5bn in Q1 2021, the highest amount ever recorded in a single quarter
  • British Business Bank programmes supported 21% of all announced UK equity deals in 2020

You can read the full report here – Small Business Equity Tracker Report 2021

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