Venture Deal Making Rises In The US, Europe and India, But Slips In China During 2Q

Venture capital deal making rose in much of the world during the second quarter despite the economic turbulence, slipping in China thanks to exit market concerns, according to research firm Preqin.

The research firm said global activity rose 16% in deals done and dollars allocated, with Internet startups attracting more than a quarter of all investments. Seed, angel and Series A deals made up a third of transactions.

Activity in North America, Europe and India rose. In North America, VCs invested $8.2 billion in 839 deals, a 14% increase in dollars from the first quarter, Preqin found. European activity rose 25% in deal value with $1.4 billion going into 252 deals.

A greater increase took place in India deal flow. Seventy-five deals were done, an increase of 32% from the first quarter and the largest total since 2010, Preqin said.

The study found activity in China fell. Twenty-seven deals took place representing a 20% drop from the first quarter. However, deal value almost doubled to $545 million, in large part because of the $216 million Xiaomi raised from investors, including DST Global.

Preqin, in a separate report, said 29 venture funds around the world raised $4.6 billion in the second quarter. In the United States, 12 funds closed on $2.9 billion while in Europe six funds closed on $800 million.

Chart above from Preqin.