The UK Business Angel Market

The British Business Bank has published the latest research on the UK Business Angel Market

This report provides fresh insight into business angel investors in the UK. The right funding at the right time, coupled with the expertise that external angel investors can bring, is often the key to unlocking rapid growth for companies wanting to expand, diversify, or enter new markets. A vibrant and healthy business angel market is therefore a key ingredient for a successful national economy.

Business angel investments tend to be of a private nature. This has meant that data on this part of the market has often been hard to collate from conventional sources. For this research, the British Business Bank and the UK Business Angels Association undertook a direct survey of angels across the UK.

Their research gathered details of factors such as the background, expertise, portfolio composition and decision-making of over 650 individuals, creating a multi-faceted picture of the UK business angel population. Enabling them to produce an in-depth analysis of the overall market.

Angel investment plays an important part in the economy

It’s clear that angel investors play a vital role in the UK economy and will continue to do so as our economy develops, and we face on-going business challenges. We’re really proud of the work the investors involved with Angel Groups have done to help businesses grow and this research backs up our belief that angel investing has a long-term future as part of the economy.

The research includes facts such as:

  • Investment returns 
  • SEIS/EIS 
  • Investment growth
  • The main investment sectors
  • Support provided from Angels 
  • The Investment term 
  • The typical investment 
  • What an Angel Investor is looking for
  • Key findings 
  • Exits 

You can download your free copy of the UK Business Angel Report here.