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UK Equity Crowdfunding grows by 33% in 1H of 2016

July 01, 2016 • By TAB team



Businesses raised £127M through 25 UK equity crowd finance platforms (excluding property) in the first half of 2016, an increase of 33% on the second half of 2015. In all, £222M has been raised in the last 12 months, dwarfing the £99M raised between July 2014 and June 2015 and illustrating the increasing significance of this form of business financing.

UK businesses raised £127M through 25 UK equity crowd finance platforms (excluding property) in the first half of 2016, an increase of 33% on the second half of 2015.

In all, £222M has been raised in the last 12 months, dwarfing the £99M raised between July 2014 and June 2015 and illustrating the increasing significance of this form of business financing.

Once again the total raised in the UK was significantly higher than the amount raised in the rest of Europe (3.5x higher in 1H 2016). The total raised in Europe (excluding the UK) across 25 platforms for 1H 2016 grew by 64% from £88M to £124M.

The difference in UK and European funding volumes is driven by a higher average amount raised (£583k in the UK compared to £146k in the EU, for 1H 2016). A gulf that has been maintained consistently over the last few years.

In terms of the number of funded campaigns, the rest of Europe actually edged the UK (246 in the EU compared with 217 in the UK, for 1H 2016).



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