NEW: read our H1 2016 report here (released 1 August 2016)
The total number of UK equity investment deals into private companies fell 30% in Q1 2016 compared with the last quarter in 2015.
The drop was particularly evident in the software sector, with only 285 deals, compared to the quarterly record of 463.
The total amount invested in the quarter grew slightly to above £1bn, and saw the largest average investment size on record: £20.4m.
Continuing a growing trend, crowdfunding platforms topped the charts for the most individual deals.
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets saw more deals than the whole of Edinburgh and Manchester combined.