Equity investment in the UK 2018
from the ceo
A word from our CEO on a year
full of uncertainty.
2018 in review
The need-to-know: 2018's biggest
trends and headline statistics.
The biggest deals of the year. We
look at the years megadeals those
deals worth 50m+.
mind the gap
We crunch the numbers on
the female funding gap.
sectors in focus
Artificial intelligence is the word on
everyone's lips which areas are
companies innovating in?
Expanding horizons in EdTech
how is the sector broadening its
horizons beyond the classroom?
Mapping it out a closer look at
mapping innovation and location
investors in focus
We take a look at the year's top
investors by deal numbers who
has been the most active?
Accelerators have become a key
part of the support ecosystem for
young companies. What's next?
Crowdfunding has had a record year
for deals and amount invested. We
take a closer look at the space.
See how you could use our data for
your own data-driven content.
To be included in our analysis, any investment must be:
Publicly announced between 1 January - 31 December 2018
Some form of equity investment
Secured by a non-listed UK company
The Deal analyses equity
investment in the UK, which
helps many of the most ambitious
British companies fuel their
growth. By looking at fundraising
activity across the UK, we're able
to see emerging trends from the
perspective of both investors and
the businesses themselves.
This report allows us to see
which particular sectors,
locations and business types
are booming or suffering. It also
gives us a glimpse of where the
next generation of top British
businesses may arise, and where
investors see real opportunity.