Top 14 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of Private Equity funding rounds in Telecommunications industry over the recent years

Top 14 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of Private Equity funding rounds in Telecommunications industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 14 investors according to the total money raised in the funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in Western Europe that have invested in Private Equity stage over the last 3 years. They are actively investing in Telecommunications industry.
Telecommunications is about making communication possible. It includes providing cable and internet services, voice and video chatting, internet and communication software and hardware, as well as wireless technologies and NFC.

Amount of money raised in Private Equity funding rounds is $4.3B, which is 10.3% of the total amount of money raised in the Telecommunications industry in Western Europe over the last 3 years.

Top 14 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of Private Equity funding rounds in Telecommunications industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among top VCs is The United Kingdom which hosts 10 funds. There are also funds from France, Switzerland and Germany. The most common city is London which is home to 10 funds. There are also funds from Zürich, Paris and Munich. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United Kingdom, but also invest in startups from The United States, France, and Morocco. For half 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 Finance. They also invest in Autonomous Vehicles, Mobile/Apps and Hardware/Electronics.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1854 and the newest one in 2019. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2000 to 2020. For some funds, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals. 2019 was the peak for successful exits. 2013, 2009, and 2007 are the runner ups.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 2 – 6. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 1, the maximum is 593. Average number of funding rounds is 74.9 while median is 37.5. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 55. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 135. Average amount of lead investments is 25.6 while median is 13.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 5. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -71.0 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -20.77 and the median is -21.45. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds. The most common value is -71.0.
  • Typical Rounds – Funds participate in rounds with 1 – 2 or 3 – 4 investors The most common round size for VCs in the sample is less than 100 thousands. Less common range is 1 – 5 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 1.05 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.13 and median is 0.0. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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