Companies searching for funding flock to the source, wherever that may be and whether or not that is within their own jurisdiction.
West Coast USA, New York, Austin Texas and elsewhere in the US have well-developed markets for venture capital, with high concentrations of venture capital investors and fund managers optimising for investments made in their own back yard. So too does the UK. In fact, the UK remains the largest market in Europe when it comes to financing start-ups and scale-ups.
UK companies and investors looking to the longer term will recognise the benefits of easy access to the UK public markets. There is also a well-worn path here for company sales to UK or US buyers familiar with ‘UK deal structures’. And the UK legal system, the English courts and English law are renowned and respected across the world.