Preqin says that over USD 6 billion was invested in European venture capital deals in 2013, which is an increase of 42% over 2012. It is the highest amount invested in European companies since 2007.
But Preqin’s figures make clear that Europe is only a fraction of global VC compared to the US with its 3,686 venture capital deals in 2013 valued at a total of USD 31.6bn. Globally VC dealmaking targeted companies for a total USD46.3bn, which was a 6% fall in number and a 5% rise in aggregate value compared to 2012, according to Preqin.
Favorite sector was Software & related companies, which received 21% of the global aggregate value of investment during 2013 , up from 14% in 2012, with the number of deals in this sector as a proportion of the global total rising from 18% in 2012 to 22% in 2011. (Image source: preqin)