UK FinTech attracting high net worth investment
Written by Peter Walker
FinTech is the most popular sector among high net worth and professional investors, according to Capitama.
Preference analysis of registered investors on the firm’s platform - which includes more than 300 individuals, family offices, private equity firms and investment offices - showed that FinTech and technology investment opportunities are the two most popular sectors.
The analysis found that 69 per cent of Capitama investors are interested in FinTech opportunities and 67 per cent want to see software and technology deals. Growth funding is the most popular, with 83 per cent of registered investors interested in this area, followed by early stage investments (72 per cent), buy-outs (63 per cent), and property (47 per cent).
Simon Ramery, co-founder and chief executive at Capitama, said the data shows that investors see real value in the companies operating in this space, “and that they see a strong future for the UK FinTech scene despite Brexit”.
Capitama’s current registered investors have a total annual investment capacity of £7.6 billion. Of this, investors have expressed an annual investment capacity of £5 billon into private equity opportunities, with £2.3 billion total annual investment in debt and income.