Europe Sees Record Venture Capital Investment In 2013

By Editorial 08 January, 2014

European companies received EUR6.3bn (USD8.3bn) of venture capital investment in 2013, according to a report from research and consultancy firm Preqin.

The figure is the highest recorded since 2007, the year in which Preqin began tracking the data, and it marks a significant increase on the EUR4.6bn invested throughout 2012.

The number of deals in Europe was 8 percent up on the year before, with 1,352 deals in 2013 compared to 1,250 in 2012.

The report also found that North America was again the most prominent region for venture capital investment, with 3,686 venture capital deals in 2013 valued at a total of USD31.6bn, compared to 4,233 deals totaling a combined USD32.9bn during 2012. The region accounted for 62 percent of the global number of deals and 68 percent of the aggregate value throughout 2013.

There were 5,973 venture capital financings announced globally in 2013 with an aggregate value of USD46.3bn, representing a 6 percent fall in number and a 5 percent rise in aggregate value compared to 2012.

The number of deals in economies outside the main venture capital hubs of North America, Europe, Greater China, India and Israel rose by 38 percent to 319 from 231 in 2012, along with a 148 percent increase in value to USD2.1bn from USD856m.

Software and related companies received 21 percent of the global aggregate value of investment during 2013, up from 14 percent in 2012, with the number of deals in this sector as a proportion of the global total rising from 18 percent in 2012 to 22 percent in 2013.

Tags: Investment | India | China | Israel | Venture Capital | Expats | Europe | North America |


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