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UK Equity Fundraising Report 2022

Category: Market Report


MarktoMarket (“MtM”) presents its 2022 UK Equity Fundraising Report. The report covers data on equity fundraising activity by UK private companies from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.

The data used in this report has been extracted from the MarktoMarket platform, which captures announced and unannounced fundraising activity by UK-registered businesses.


We segment the market into stages, based on the quantum of capital raised, as follows

Whole of market

Our Whole of Market data includes all UK equity fundraising events of greater than £250,000.

Figure 1. January 2021 – December 2022 Monthly Deal Volumes

After a strong start to 2022, deal volumes began to fall from April 2022, shortly after the invasion of Ukraine and the spike in inflation and interest rates. Whilst we do expect final Q4 2022 volumes to grow as more information becomes available, we do not expect to see this trend reversing.

Figure 2. 2022 v 2021 Deal Volumes

2022 deal volumes declined 5% relative to 2021 with the greatest fall in transactions occurring in the Series B+ category. Looking at Q4 in isolation shows that provisional deal volumes were down 33%.

Figure 3. January 2021 – December 2022 Monthly 2022 Deal Value

The total value of capital invested fell from February 2022, with the decline particularly prevalent at the Series B+ stage.

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