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Investing in Ambition - Scotland’s Risk Capital Market in Context 2021


The latest in a series that tracks the flow of equity investment – setting Scotland’s performance alongside the other nations and regions of the UK. This analysis allows Scotland’s market performance to be seen in a wider context. This evidence base informs Scottish Enterprise’s interventions to support ambitious early stage companies which in turn supports the continued growth of the Scottish equity investment market.


Data review and analysis, utilising Beauhurst data.


In 2021, Scotland attracted £690m in investment – over a third more than the £509m
recorded in 2020. A total of 396 deals took place.


The report provides a number of conclusions but does not present recommendations.

Author Scottish Enterprise
Published Year 2022
Report Type Research
  • Enterprise
    Entrepreneurship/new firm formation, High growth entrepreneurship
  • Investment
    Equity investment