Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Financial Services industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Financial Services industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 20 investors according to the total money raised in the 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 Financial Services industry.
Financial services are provided to people and companies. It includes accounting, audit, and tax services, as well as asset management, investment and financing advisory, and brokerage.

Amount of money raised in Financial Services funding rounds is $107.2B, which is 13.0% of the total amount of money raised in rounds in Western Europe over the last 5 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of funding rounds in Financial Services 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 Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. The most common city is London which is home to 9 funds. There are also funds from Berlin, Zürich and Stockholm. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from Sweden, Germany, and The United Kingdom. For 8 funds in the sample, 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 Banking, Business Development and Transportation.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1848 and the newest one in 2020. In 2013 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2000 to 2021. For some funds, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2002 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2014 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 7 – 12. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 3, the maximum is 473. Average number of funding rounds is 120.8 while median is 113.0. The most common amount of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 113. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 108. Average amount of lead investments is 26.2 while median is 17.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 1. 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 -0.16 and the median is 4.0. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds. The most common value is 29.0.
  • Typical RoundsLate and Early stages are more common for funds in the sample. Private Equity and Seed stages are less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 4 – 5 investors. Less often in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. VCs in the sample have an average round size of more than 1 billion or 100-500 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is 0.27 at minimum and 10.97 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 2.34 and median is 1.36. The most common multiplicator value is 0.98.
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