Venture Capital Investments Drying Up in Hungary

  • 17 Jun 2024 11:03 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Venture Capital Investments Drying Up in Hungary
The number of Hungarian companies receiving venture and private equity financing fell by 38% in 2023 compared to 2022, as the total value of investments dropped by 58%, according to a report prepared by the Hungarian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association in collaboration with Ernst & Young.

The figure represents the worst result in the past ten years.

Financing startups remained relatively stable but assisting buyouts has essentially stopped.

There was a lack of non-Hungarian financed investments.

Foreigners financed on this market €71 million in 2020, €92 million in 2021, and €70 million in 2022, but only €8 million in 2023.

Not a single venture or private equity fund manager announced fundraising in Hungary last year.


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