As everything starts to open back up, there is positivity in the air❗ I'm sure a few weeks of sun & pubs gardens being open has had something to do with that 🍻 We've also seen a record-breaking quarter for technology investment 👇
📈647 deals in Q1 2021 a 23% increase from Q1 2020.
📈£5.18b of equity raised an increase of 84% from Q1 2020
💸24 megadeals (investments worth over £50m) worth £3.20b.
Some of the deals included 👇
Starling Bank- £272m
💳36% of all pounds invested during the quarter went to fintech firms, totalling £1.89b
🤖Artificial intelligence saw the greatest growth in investment activity since Q4 2020, with a 32% rise to 70 deals in Q1 2021, totalling £591m.
🌍Deal count by each region 👇
London- 313 deals
South East - 76 North West - 52
East of England - 46
South West - 37
🚀With London, South East & South West record investment levels at £3.5b, £650m & £281m.
It's already feeling like Q2 is going to be a massive one too 🤞 What trends have you seen in the market❓
Credit to Beauhurst(Henry& the team) for their Q1 2021 Equity Market Update.