Research on Equity Markets – March 2015

The report offers a wide-ranging view of the market for equity investment in smaller businesses, covering:

  • the reasons for seeking equity
  • recent trends
  • longer-term features and market failures
  • exits and returns
  • the role of Government institutions.

The ‘Equity Tracker’, published alongside the report, brings together investment from different sources (such as funds, angels, and crowdfunding platforms) into a ‘whole of market’ view of early-stage equity investment.

An additional equity crowdfunding report represents a separate strand of the Equity Tracker project, which utilises the detailed data for a ‘deep dive’ into one aspect of the funding environment.

The report, tracker and equity crowdfunding report can be downloaded below.

Download the Equity Report

Download the Equity Tracker

Download the Equity Crowdfunding Report