Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of Private Equity funding rounds in Enterprise industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of Private Equity funding rounds in Enterprise 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 in Private Equity stage over the last 5 years. They are actively investing in Enterprise industry.
Enterprise industry supports every aspect of running a large-scale business. It includes project and product management, enterprise software, and data mining, as well as supply chain management, customer relations, and billing.

Amount of money raised in funding rounds in Western Europe is $8.4B, which is 13.1% of the total amount of money raised in the Enterprise industry in Private Equity rounds over the last 5 years.

Top 20 investors in Western Europe with the biggest sum of Private Equity funding rounds in Enterprise 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, The Netherlands and Switzerland. The most common city is London which is home to 9 funds. There are also funds from Paris, La Défense and Rotterdam. VCs tend to invest in startups from The United States, but also invest in startups from The United Kingdom, France, and Sweden. 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 Transportation, Industrial and IT Infrastructure.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1908 and the newest one in 2019. In 1981 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, 2020 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2005 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2017 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • 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 2, the maximum is 593. Average number of funding rounds is 98.6 while median is 64.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 135. Average amount of lead investments is 24.6 while median is 13.0. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -52.82 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is -7.01 and the median is -1.5. It means that these funds act as lead investors less often than other funds. The most common value is -27.25.
  • Typical Rounds – VCs usually participate in rounds with 1 – 2 investors. Less often in rounds with 5 – 6 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 10 – 50 million. Less common range is 100-500 million. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 137.4 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 9.28 and median is 1.72. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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