January large deals set for record

With nearly $6bn committed to these 17 deals this month and in the final week it could be both a record for aggregate value and volumes of $100m+ rounds.

January looks to be on track for a record number of large investments rounds of at least $100m with 17 already recorded in the Global Government Venturing database.

With nearly $6bn committed to these 17 deals this month and in the final week it could be both a record for aggregate value and volumes of $100m+ rounds.

China and the US again dominate the companies receiving the money. China has been increasingly active in funding its local companies, as it heads towards its New Year on 19 February, although many of the investors in these syndicates have American backgrounds, such as IDG Capital, Eli Lilly, Google, Goldman Sachs and Sequoia Capital.

The biggest deals so far, however, have been for US-based transport companies, SpaceX and Uber.

January’s activity follows 20 last month, and 41 in the final quarter of last year with an aggregate $8bn raised. For more on our unique analysis of 2014’s large deals please see the Global Government Venturing directory out in February as part of our Summit  in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The directory includes our unique analysis of more than 20 regional and supranational government venturing approaches and can be pre-ordered by non-subscribers.

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