Breakdown of private capital in the UK and Ireland in 2022

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A tale of two markets: UK and Ireland see strong venture capital activity while private equity falters in first half

Venture capital activity in the UK and Ireland defied expectations in the first half of 2022 despite the economic downturn, while private equity deals flattened out.

In our breakdown of private equity in the UK and Ireland in 2022, we take a look at the numbers from the region’s private equity and venture capital markets, giving an overview of deals, exits and fundraisings. funds.

Main takeaways include:

  • Venture capital deal activity in 2022 is on track to match last year’s record figures with £15.4bn invested in 1,879 deals in the first half of the year.
  • The number and value of PE deals fell short of halfway through 2021 in the first six months of the year, recording 762 deals worth £75.6bn.
  • The exit volume of private equity-backed companies is increasing from a year ago, while the venture capital exit market is returning to pre-2021 levels.
  • Fundraising activity in both private markets declined slightly as conditions became more difficult.
Introduction 3
Venture capital offers 4
CV outputs seven
Venture Capital Fundraising 9
PE offers ten
PE outputs 12
PE fundraising 14

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