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The Deal 2021

We analyse UK equity investments from 2011 to 2021 to spot emerging trends and patterns in the market. 

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

  • Just how much capital is being deployed to private companies in the UK

  • How much the average company valuation has grown over the past decade

  • Which sectors excelled in 2021, and which stagnated

  • The regions with the greatest growth in equity investment since 2020

  • Which UK startups and scaleups received the biggest investments of 2021

  • The proportion of funding that went to female entrepreneurs

  • The most active equity investors last year

PLUS 4 in-depth articles: 

How the traditional venture capital model is changing

Growth in cleantech investment and innovation in 2021

Emerging technologies to watch, according
to VCs

How gamification is expanding into
new sectors

Here’s a sneak peek inside

About the authors

hannah skingle

Hannah leads on Beauhurst's data-driven publications and content creation, and is an expert on emerging trends in the UK's high-growth space. Hannah studied Liberal Arts with a major in English Literature at King's College London.

lucy wilson

Lucy produces expert analysis for Beauhurst’s blog and long-form research reports, with a particular interest in cleantech and impact investing. Lucy holds a BA in Politics, History, and Economics from Durham University, with a year in Rome, studying at LUISS.

henry whorwood

Henry leads Beauhurst’s Research and Consultancy team, 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.


Daniel robinson

Daniel conducts data manipulation, visualisation and analysis as part of the Research and Consultancy team. He has a background in business analysis and commercial copywriting in Australia and the United Kingdom. He previously worked at The Sunday Times Fast Track, Oxford University Press, and advertising network MullenLowe Group.

Freya Hyde

Freya performs data analysis and visualisation in the Research and Consultancy team. She has worked on projects for Barclays, EY and JP Morgan. She holds a BA in History (International) from the University of Leeds, which included a year at Fudan University in Shanghai, and is currently learning Python for data science.

Alice Williams

Alice Williams

Alice executes statistical analysis and data visualisation for the Research and Consultancy team. Prior to joining Beauhurst, Alice read Law at Durham University, where she acquired an undergraduate degree (LLB) and a Masters of Jurisprudence.

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