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Private Fundraising Deals Slump as Public Valuations Tumble

  • Deal volume dropped 25% from fourth quarter of 2021: PitchBook
  • Tech market selloff, IPO market shutdown denting exit options

Private companies globally are pulling back sharply on raising new funds, as pressure on public markets begins to weigh on the lofty valuations sought by fast-growing startups.

Venture capital transactions raised $148 billion globally in the first quarter, down nearly 25% from the last three months of 2021, according to data provided by analytics firm PitchBook.