Small Business Equity Tracker 

The third British Business Bank Equity Tracker report


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What’s inside?

The Deal | Geography

Equity investment trends

An overall assessment of how equity investment into high-growth firms has changed over the years, and which causes might be involved.

Governmental backing

The report investigates how much the Government contributes to equity-backed firms, and how this differs by region.


We break down funding trends by region, assessing the UK-wide picture and taking a particulary look at London.

What’s inside?

Equity deals in the North East


Fewer deals than 2015

- %

Total invested

£ bn

About the authors

henry whorwood

Henry leads Beauhurst’s research and consultancy, and is an expert on equity finance and high-growth business. He has worked on briefs for clients including Barclays, Syndicate Room, Innovate UK, Smith & Williamson and the British Business Bank. Henry regularly gives presentations on finance and market trends at events around the country. Henry studied Classics at the University of Oxford.

Ella halmari

Ella is a visual design and data analysis specialist. She is an expert in data visualisation and content creation, playing a lead role in analysis and production of Beauhurst’s data-driven publications and brand communications. Ella holds a post-graduate diploma in Visual Communication from UAL and the IMC qualification from the CFA Society.

Where does the data come from?

All data featured comes from the Beauhurst platform, a searchable database of the UK’s fastest-growing startups and scaleups.

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