Finnish PE/VC News
VC/PE Industry in Finland H1/2013: Fundraising and VC investments on the up
Fundraising continues strong
The fundraising of Finnish private equity firms has continued strong. In the first half of 2013 new funds were raised worth 319 million Euros (99 M€, H1/2012). The amount of funds raised in the whole year 2012 was 467 million Euros.
Investments in early stage companies increasing
Finnish venture capital investors’ investment activity has grown considerably. During the first half year 110 companies received investments worth 59 million Euros in total, when in the whole year 2012, 82 million Euros were invested in 146 companies. Such a strong half-year activity was previous time recorded in 2008. Investments have been growing for three consecutive quarters now.
Note: Last year’s corresponding figures are in parenthesis.