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Equity investment in SMEs up 108% says PwC’s Accelerator global report

PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Accelerator has released a new global report, which focuses on the equity financing market for SMEs.

The report was compiled using data based on Pitchbook and World Bank Data, and looked at SMEs from 2010 to 2015. PwC’s Accelerator looked at over 52 000 companies that employed under 250 people, over 81 000 known deals under EUR500-million, and over 33 000 equity investors.

“The Atlas is a useful reference guide for CEOs of SMEs looking for financing. It helps them to understand the global equity financing market and to identify barriers and enablers at a global, cross-border and regional level” said Cyrille Foillard, Managing Director at PwC’s Accelerator,” says managing director of PwC’s Accelerator, Cyrille Foillard, in a press release to Ventureburn.

Some of the findings (all over a five-year period):

  • 108% increase in deals and capital invested
  • 152% increase in corporate VCs
  • 150% increase in Angels and family offices
  • 125% increase in venture capital firms

“The SME Equity Financing Atlas provides a clear view on the equity financing ecosystem and on current market trends. It offers guidance to governments and policy makers on reviewing existing, and introducing new financing policies by identifying gaps in the ecosystem,” writes partner at PwC Luxembourg and PwC’s Accelerator Network Global Leader, Laurent Probst.

Click here to view the full report.

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