In the 1980s and 1990s, Germany was one of the top countries in terms of private investments, more than 20% of the gross national product was invested. However, while other markets such as the US and UK continued to develop, a series of well-documented bankruptcies in Germany served to noticeably dampen enthusiasm for private investment. As a result, German companies grew by an average of 14.5% in the last decade, while in other countries they were able to grow by up to 75%.
Despite the dwindling willingness to invest, private investors now have significantly more security. One of the ways the government supports capital allocation is by allowing investor groups to get part of their capital needs from government and other public sources. This allows companies and investor groups to expand their sphere of activity beyond Europe to Asia, America and the Middle East.
The attitude that investments are not limited to the domestic market is also shared by the Angel Investment network. With platforms in over 50 countries around the world, in both developed and emerging markets, we help bring entrepreneurs and private investors together.