Crowdfunding deals fall for the first time

Beverly Chandler

The latest issue of Beauhurst’s The Deal shows that deal numbers in Britain’s start-ups and high growth companies in the first half of 2016 have fallen over 20 per cent compared to the second half of 2015.

 The firm writes that it appears that the EU referendum and its impact on investor confidence has had a significant effect in the second quarter of this year. The number of deals completed on crowdfunding platforms has fallen for the first time on record, the firm says with deal numbers down 17 per cent against the second half of 2015.
 
Although fewer individual investments are being made, the average deal size is growing. Deals over GBP10 million were the only investment bracket to increase in frequency, while investments under GBP250,000 declined by almost a third.

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