Investors from abroad

Foreign investment in high-growth companies

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What’s inside?

foreign investors by investment size
top foreign investors
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key trends

We examine the level of foreign investment into the UK over time, and take a closer look at valuations and deals across investment sizes.

who is investing?

We analyse the main sources of foreign funding in the UK, and uncover the top overseas investors.

where is the money going?

We explore the most popular verticals for foreign investors, and take a look at the geographical distribution of foreign cash across the UK.

This report highlights

increase in number of deals involving foreign investorS

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increase in amount invested by foreign investors

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About the authors

henry whorwood

Henry leads Beauhurst’s consultancy team, and is an expert on equity finance and high-growth business. He has worked on briefs for clients including Barclays, Syndicate Room, Innovate UK, Smith & Williamson and the British Business Bank. Henry regularly gives presentations on finance and market trends at events around the country. Henry studied Classics at the University of Oxford.

Ella halmari

Ella is a visual design and data analysis specialist. She is an expert in data visualisation and content creation, playing a lead role in analysis and production of Beauhurst’s data-driven publications and brand communications. Ella holds a post-graduate diploma in Visual Communication from UAL and the IMC qualification from the CFA Society.

Where does the data come from?

All data featured comes from the Beauhurst platform, a searchable database of the UK’s fastest-growing startups and scaleups.