Deals analysis: venture financing agreements increased significantly in H2 2021

In the second half of 2021, venture financing deals increased significantly by 100% from the same period in 2020, according to figures from GlobalData.

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This state of affairs marks an acceleration in growth from the 50% increase in deals seen from the first six months of 2020 to the same period in 2021.

During this time, the region that saw the biggest increase in the number of deals was North America, with deals rising by 125% in the region.

From the second half of 2020 to the second half of 2021, the largest regional increase in deals was also seen in North America, with a 200% increase in deals.

​​​​​​​During the second half of 2021, venture financing deals accounted for 4.7% of deals taking place in the sector. This represents an increase from the figure of 2.3% in second half of 2020.

GlobalData's deals database is a comprehensive repository that looks at mergers, acquisitions, venture financing, equity offerings, asset transactions, partnerships and debt offerings taking place daily between thousands of companies across the world.

The database details key deal information, such as deal summary, deal rationale, deal financials, parties involved, advisors, and deal payment modes.

By tracking the proportion of various types of deals in each sector we can gauge which sectors are seeing growth and where others are struggling.

The highest value venture financing deal that took place in 2021, where the deal value was known, was the $83m agreement secured by Heliogen.

The database states that the rationale behind this deal was as follows: "Heliogen intends to use the funds to accelerate global deployment of Heliogen’s breakthrough AI-assisted concentrated solar thermal technology."