Investment data platform Beauhurst has revealed that of the 22 deals recorded in Northern Ireland last year, the £3.5 million raised by B-Secur in July was the most significant.
Companies in Northern Ireland raised £18.2 million (€20.6 million) in capital last year, up 22 per cent on the prior year, according to new data.
The 22 deals mark the largest growth in UK deals proportionally since 2011.
B-Secur's funding came courtesy of a syndicate of some of the UK and Ireland’s leading investors, including Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) and Kernel Capital.
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