Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most funding rounds in Media and Entertainment industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most funding rounds in Media and Entertainment industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 20 investors according to the total amount of funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in Western Europe that have invested over the last 5 years. They are actively investing in Media and Entertainment industry.
Media and entertainment is a large sector that includes music, movies, theatre, dating and sex industry, gambling, event management, photofraphy, publishing, cirtual reality, and graphic design.

Amount of funding rounds in Western Europe is 863, which is 17.3% of the total amount of rounds in the Media and Entertainment industry over the last 5 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most funding rounds in Media and Entertainment industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common countries among top VCs are The United Kingdom and France. They host 7 VCs each. There are also funds from Sweden and Germany. There is an equal amount of VCs in London and Paris which host 6 funds each. There are also funds from Stockholm and Vienna. VCs in the sample usually invest in The United Kingdom and France. They also invest in Sweden and The United States. 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 Finance. They also invest in Gamification, Autonomous Vehicles and Medical Service.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1982 and the newest one in 2015. In 2007 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2011 to 2019. For some funds, 2018 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2012 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2019 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 7 – 12 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 2. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 80, the maximum is 597. Average number of funding rounds is 322.0 while median is 338.0. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 11 and maximum is 222. Average amount of lead investments is 75.7 while median is 65.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 33. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -49.53 and 24.5 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -1.68 and the median is 3.62. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds.
  • Typical RoundsSeed and Early stages are more common for funds in the sample. Late and Private Equity stages are less common. Funds participate in rounds with 3 – 4 or 1 – 2 investors VCs in the sample have an average round size of 1 – 5 million and 100-500 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 11.89 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 4.2 and median is 2.58.
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