Global private equity and venture capital deal value fall 63% in July


Global private equity and venture capital inflows in July hit the lowest monthly totals in the year, slowed by soaring inflation and rising interest rates.

The value of deals worldwide fell 63% in July to $43.05 billion, from $116.47 billion in the same month a year ago, according to data from S&P Global. Market intelligence.

The month saw a total of 1,579 transactions, one 29.2% decrease from 2,231 transactions booked in July 2021.

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The total value of the transaction since the beginning of the year was $519.12 billion, down 25.7% year-over-year. The number of offers announced in 2022 also lagged behind the pace set the previous year, with 14,411 entries recorded between January 1 and July 31, coagainst 14,946 transactions at the same time in 2021.

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Asia-Pacific accounted for the most deals in July, leading with 554 deals with a combined value of $17.28 billion. The United States and Canada came next with 516 deals totaling $12.34 billion. European companies recorded 432 deals with a total value of $7.14 billion.

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The the consumer sector saw the largest year-over-year decline in private equity investmentwith companies accumulating $1.78 billion in total deal value, down 93.6% from July 2021.

The technology, media and telecommunications industry attracted the most capital from private equity and venture capital firms during the month, attracting $18.71 billion in total deal value, but that figure was down more than 47% from the $35.69 billion recorded in July 2021.

Healthcare companies raked in $11.67 billion in July, down 33.5% from the same month a year ago. Financial firms raised $3.79 billion, compared to $9.6 billion in deals announced in July 2021.

SNL PictureThe proposed $8.17 billion acquisition of Chinese computer component manufacturer Tsinghua Unigroup Co. Ltd. by Beijing Zhiguangxin Holding Co. Ltd., which was formed by Beijing Wise Road Asset Management Co. Ltd. and Beijing JianGuang Asset Management Co. Ltd., was the largest private equity buyout in July.

On the venture capital front, the biggest deal of the month was the $800 million funding round from Swedish fintech start-up Klarna Bank AB (publ). Investors included Silver Lake Management LLC, Sequoia Capital Operations LLC and Mubadala Investment Co. PJSC.

Next is the $600 million Series F funding round from French software company Content Square SAS. Sixth Street Growth led the round, alongside investors such as Canaan Management Inc., Bpifrance Investissement SAS, Eurazeo SE and KKR & Co. Inc.


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