The Deal 2023

Explore our annual equity market update for exclusive access to every deal made in 2023, along with insightful analysis on the story behind the data, and projections for 2024.

In this free report on the UK equity market, you’ll find out:

  • Just how much investment activity there was in the UK last year
  • Regional equity investment trends, including the distribution of equity funding
  • Which sectors stagnated, which declined, and which grew
  • The proportion of funding that went to female entrepreneurs
  • How average company valuations evolved
  • The most active equity investors last year

Read the story behind The Deal 2023, in our exclusive interview with Alice Manterfield.

The Deal 2023 on-demand webinar

Join Cara McGannan as she talks to Bila Turay and Henry Whorwood to gain further insights into the meaning behind The Deal 2023 data.

Deals announced in 2023


Deals announced in 2022


-25% since 2022

Invested in 2023


Invested in 2022


-42% since 2022

Here’s a sneak peek inside

About the authors

  • Lily Ruaah Author

    Lily is a Content Associate and professional writer. She is responsible for content creation at Beauhurst and specialises in both creative and analytical writing. Prior to this, she worked in SEO and completed an MA in Creative Writing.

  • Ben Hyde Design

    Ben is a Graphic Designer, creating everything from branding materials to visual content for Beauhurst’s blog and long-form reports. He has a keen eye for detail and a passion for good design. Ben holds a BA in Graphic Design from the University of Cumbria.

  • Elizabeth Ryan Contributor

    Liz is the team’s Content Lead, with a soft spot for data-driven storytelling. She has 10+ years of experience in the startup/scaleup space, including co-founding a digital marketing agency in Berlin. Liz graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a first-class degree in Creative and Media Writing.

  • Harry Walker Contributor

    Harry is a graduate associate in Beauhurst’s Research & Consultancy team. He conducts data analysis and writes copy for Beauhurst reports. Before joining Beauhurst, Harry graduated from Loughborough University, where he was awarded a BSc in Economics.

  • Josie Suthesh Contributor

    Josie is a Client Experience Manager, working within the Subscriber Growth team to ensure Beauhurst clients have support when using the platform — whether it be through training, for market research, finding new clients or qualifying leads. Josie holds a BA in Geography from Loughborough University.

  • Alejandro Giacometti Contributor

    Alejandro is the head of the Machine Learning team at Beauhurst, which develops algorithms that enrich and connect data about businesses in the UK. He has years of experience in London technology startups and holds a PhD in Image Analysis at UCL.

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