Fintech favoured by high net worth investors

By Ryan Weeks on Monday 14 May 2018

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Fintech investment opportunities are the most popular type on offer to Capitama’s investors.

Fintech favoured by high net worth investors
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Fintech, and tech more generally, are in high demand among investors.

Capitama, a direct investment platform for sophisticated and professional investors, has revealed the investment preferences of its registered users, which include more than 300 individuals, family offices, private equity firms and investment offices.

The analysis shows that 69 per cent of registered investors are interested in fintech opportunities, while 67 per cent want to see software and technology deals.

These investors boast an annual investment capacity of £7.6bn. According to the analysis, they carry £5bn of annual investment capacity for private equity opportunities, £2.3bn for investment in debt and income opportunities, and another £300m for philanthropic and social impact opportunities.

There are nine different investment types on the Capitama platform. Of these, growth funding has proven most popular, drawing the interest of 83 per cent of registered users, followed by early-stage investments (72 per cent), buy-outs (63 per cent) and real estate (47 per cent).

“Fintech is a sector that has seen huge growth in the past three years and evidence suggests it’s just the start. Our 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,” said Simon Ramery, co-founder and CEO at Capitama.

“We’re also really excited about the commitment of investors to look at philanthropic and social impact investing. £300m is a considerable total of investable capital and we hope to be able to help put this to good use.”


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