The Deal 2020

We analyse UK equity investments from 2011 to 2020 to spot emerging trends and patterns in the market.

In this free report, you’ll find out:

  • How the coronavirus pandemic has impacted equity funding figures
  • What proportion of 2020 fundraisings were driven by the Future Fund
  • Which sectors have thrived, and which have nose-dived, during the year
  • How the riskiest-stage fundraisings have fared during a global crisis
  • Which regions and cities have seen the biggest increases in investment activity
  • Details on the biggest rounds to have taken place through 2020
  • How company valuations were impacted by the pandemic

PLUS 5 in-depth articles on key sector and investor trends: 

Medtech and eHealth: Ventures on a Virus Vendetta

Digital Security in the WFH Era

Money on a Mission: Impact Investing in 2020

Angels in the Cloud: Wealthy Individuals Back Early-Stage Businesses from Afar

Basket Case Valuations: Trends in Private vs Public Company Valuations

Here’s a sneak-peak inside

impact of coronavirus on startup investment
What proportion of startup investments were 'survival finance' in 2020?
investment into UK regions 2020
Which regions saw the most and least growth from 2019 to 2020?

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.

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.

If you work with high-growth, UK companies, you need Beauhurst.

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  • Search fast-growing companies and their funders
  • Explore every UK fundraising (even the 70% of rounds that are unannounced, and not included in this report)
  • Build targeted lists of key companies and contacts

Everything will be customised around your business and needs, so you explore can relevant data and get the most out of the platform.
Plus, you’ll get a customised report of your findings.