The value of Venture Capital investment in fast-growth businesses in the UK remained steady over the last quarter, despite the uncertain global economic environment.
UK businesses attracted £7.2 ($8.6) billion in VC investment during Q2 2022, down on the £8.5 ($10.2) billion raised in the opening quarter of the year. Deal volumes were also down from 901 deals completed in Q1 22 to 667 in this quarter.
More than £15.7 ($18.8) billion of VC funding has been invested in UK businesses in the first half of 2022, up on the £14.6 ($17.5) billion raised in the first half of last year, however, deal volumes are down by over 11 percent as increasingly cautious VC investors renew their focus on late-stage deals and take longer to conduct due diligence on their investments.
Funding levels globally also saw a decline, falling to £100 ($120) billion (from £138/$165.3 billion Q1 22) in the three months to June, as the war in Ukraine, high levels of inflation, and rising interest rates shook global markets.