Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most Late funding rounds in Business Development industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most Late funding rounds in Business Development 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 in Late stage over the last 4 years. They are actively investing in Business Development industry.
Business Development is all about helping a business to grow. It includes consulting, business processes outsourcing, subscription services, and so on.

Amount of funding rounds in Western Europe is 141, which is 16.3% of the total amount of Late rounds in the Business Development industry over the last 4 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe that took part in the most Late funding rounds in Business Development 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 13 funds. There are also funds from Germany, France and Sweden. The most common city is London which is home to 12 funds. There are also funds from Paris, Stockholm and Sheffield. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United Kingdom, but also invest in startups from The United States, India, and Germany. 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 Industrial, Gamification and Business Development.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1997 and the newest one in 2019. In 2006 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2011 to 2020. For some funds, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals. 2021 was the peak for successful exits. 2018, 2019, and 2017 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 15, the maximum is 384. Average number of funding rounds is 88.8 while median is 33.5. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 21. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 1 and maximum is 222. Average amount of lead investments is 34.4 while median is 13.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 3. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -49.53 and 24.45 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -7.35 and the median is -6.98. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. Less often in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of less than 100 thousands or 50 – 100 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.0 at minimum and 2.81 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.47 and median is 0.25. The most common multiplicator value is 0.0.
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