Private Equity Top Sectors

The ICT sector continued to lead in the third quarter, accounting for 23% of all PE investment activity and 25% of all dollars invested. Although the Financial sector only accounted for 4% of total activity, the sector saw the third highest share of dollars invested, 17% or $2.2B. The Industrial & Manufacturing sector remained steady with 20% of all PE activity (114 deals).

Venture Capital Top Sectors

The Information, Communications & Technology (ICT) sector received 63% of the total VC investment year- to-date 2021, with $7.5B invested across 328 deals, already surpassing last year’s total of $2.5B by 202%. Investment activity in Life Sciences has normalized, following 2020’s trend, comprising 13% of the investment so far this year with $1.5B across 77 deals. The sector is on track to match last year’s record- levels in deal count and has already exceeded total dollars invested. Cleantech investment value continues to experience the strongest year-over-year growth across all sectors, receiving about 3% of total investment year-to-date with $380M across 33 deals, more than tripling the previous year’s amount of dollars invested ($101M).