Press release, 9 March 2017
Equity investments in SMEs have been growing steadily over the last years. The main drivers are the accumulation of capital in investor's hand, new technologies and the low-interest rates.
To provide a unique and comprehensive picture of the state of investments in SMEs worldwide, PwC's Accelerator, a global initiative that aims to assist fast growing technology companies go global faster and smarter, has launched its first edition of the "SME Equity Financing Atlas".
The team of PwC's Accelerator has considered investments in SMEs covering 52.614 SMEs, 81.141 deals and 33.490 equity investors.
"We analysed all VC and Growth Equity investments in SME’s from 2010-2015 based on Pitchbook and World Bank data. The Atlas is a useful reference guide for CEOs of SMEs looking for financing. It helps them to understand the global equity financing market and to identify barriers and enablers at a global, cross-border and regional level" said Cyrille Foillard, Managing Director at PwC’s Accelerator.
The following trends have been identified:
"The SME Equity Financing Atlas provides a clear view on the equity financing ecosystem and on current market trends. It offers guidance to governments and policy makers on reviewing existing, and introducing new financing policies by identifying gaps in the ecosystem,” explained Laurent Probst, Partner at PwC Luxembourg and PwC's Accelerator Network Global Leader.
The "SME Equity Financing Atlas" is available on the website of PwC's Accelerator.
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