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Top 11 investors that took part in the most Private Equity funding rounds in Art (Auctions) industry over the recent years

Top 11 investors that took part in the most Private Equity funding rounds in Art (Auctions) industry over the recent years


The top 11 investors according to the total amount of funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors that have invested in Private Equity stage over the last 5 years. They are actively investing in Art (Auctions) industry.

Amount of Private Equity funding rounds is 14, which is 1.7% of the total amount of rounds in the Art (Auctions) industry over the last 5 years.

Top 11 investors that took part in the most Private Equity funding rounds in Art (Auctions) industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common region for top VCs is North America which hosts 8 funds. There are also funds from Western Europe and . The most common country among top VCs is The United States which hosts 7 funds. There are also funds from The United Kingdom, Russia and Canada. All funds are based in different cities. No city grouping tendencies were found in this sample. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from China, Canada, and Belgium. For the majority of the funds, the country of the funds’ establishment and the country of their most frequent investments coincide.
  • Industry Focus – The funds’ most common field for investments is Banking. They also invest in Manufacturing, Real Estate and Information Technology.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1980 and the newest one in 2014. In 1980 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2003 to 2020. For some funds, 2017 was the year with the most amount of deals.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 – 6 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 2 or in 7 – 12. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 4, the maximum is 181. Average number of funding rounds is 46.3 while median is 22.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 109. Average amount of lead investments is 26.0 while median is 13.0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -46.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -13.61 and the median is -12.18. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 2 – 3 investors. Less often in rounds with 1 – 2, 4 – 5 or 3 – 4 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is less than 100 thousands. Less common ranges are 10 – 50 million, 50 – 100 million and 5 – 10 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 1.76 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.35 and median is 0.07. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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