The total equity amount invested in European companies increased by 7% in 2018 to €80.6bn, the highest level recorded to date. The number of companies receiving investment also increased by 7% to over 7,800 – another record level – with 86% of them SMEs.
Total fundraising for Europe reached €97.3bn in 2018, narrowly exceeding the level of 2017 which was restated upwards to €96.6bn on the availability of new data. Venture fundraising achieved €11.4bn, the highest level recorded to date.
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