Top 10 equity providers for UK companies

Find out who the biggest equity investors are in UK companies, ranked in order of number of deals.

Numbers of deals completed between 2006 and July 2009 in brackets.

Deals up to £250,000
YFM Group (24)
North West Equity Fund Managers (6)
Braveheart Investment Group (5)
Ridings Early Growth Investment Company (5)
Finance Wales (5)
Envestors (4)
Catapult Venture Managers (4)
UK Steel Enterprise (4)
South East Growth Fund Managers (3)

Deals between £250,001 and £2 million
YFM Venture Finance (39)
Catapult Venture Managers (29)
NorthStar Equity Investors (25)
NESTA (18)
Scottish Enterprise (17)
Braveheart Investment Group (16)
Finance Wales (15)
Midven (13)
Enterprise Ventures (13)
MMC Ventures (12)

Deals over £2 million
Accel Partners (26)
3i Group (25)
Amadeus Capital Partners (22)
Scottish Equity Partners (17)
Atlas Venture UK (13)
Balderton Capital (11)
Intel Capital Corporation (8)
Tudor Investment Corporation (8)
Benchmark Capital (7)
Goldman Sachs (5)

Research compiled by Bureau van Dijk from its ZEPHYR database. Deals had to involve the acquisition of a minority stake in a UK company and were capped at £500 million.

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Nick Britton

Nick Britton

Nick was the Managing Editor for when it was owned by Vitesse Media, before moving on to become Head of Investment Group and Editor at What Investment and thence to Head of Intermediary...

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