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The Technology Sector Remains Attractive For Investments In 2022

International investors seem to focus on the technology sector in 2022. In 2021 the sector had a significant development course since there were 611 public registrations in the field of technology worldwide, representing 25,6% of the total public registrations. The technology sector was the one with the largest number of public registrations in 2021 and the most revenue. More specifically, the total revenue from public registrations in the technology sector in 2021 amounted to $ 147 billion. In Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa (EMEIA), technology reached the highest number of deals (257) and generated the most revenue – $ 45.4 billion- during the year.
According to the quarterly global report “2021 EY Global IPO Trends”, the 4th quarter of 2021 was the most active in history in terms of the number of deals, surpassing the performance of the 4th quarter of 2007. The 4th quarter saw an increase of 16% in terms of the number of public subscriptions (621) and 9% in terms of revenue ($ 112.2 billion) compared to the 4th quarter of 2020. The USA experienced a positive year. The region “saw” 528 public registrations raise $ 174.6 billion, an increase of 87% and 78%, respectively. Health remained the region-leading industry in terms of the number of transactions, with 172 public registrations raising $ 32.2 billion.
The sector of health comes second – following the technology sector- as far as the number of public registrations is concerned between January 2021 and December 2021. There were 376 public registrations in the sector of health, representing 15,7% of the total public registrations. The total revenue for this sector reached 65,4 billion dollars.
The sectors of manufacturing, raw materials, and consumer products follow at the 3rd, 4th and 5th place respectively as far as the number of public registrations is concerned between January 2021 and December 2021. There were 310 public registrations in the sector of manufacturing, representing 13% of the total public registrations. The total revenue for this sector reached 63,1 billion dollars. For the sector of raw materials were 303 public registrations representing 12,7% of the total public registrations. The total revenue for this sector reached 22,8 billion dollars. Also, there were 168 public registrations in the sector of consumer products, representing 7% of the total public registrations. The total revenue for this sector reached 23,7 billion dollars.
In 2021 there were investments in some more sectors but did not have the dynamic of the above sectors. So, in the energy sector, we had 143 public registrations globally; in financial services, we had 108 public registrations globally; and in the media and entertainment sector, we had 50 public registrations globally. The total revenue for the energy, financial services, media, and entertainment sectors were 27.2, 33.9, and 6.2 billion dollars, respectively.
Even fewer were the public registrations for sectors such as real estate, retail, and telecommunications. There were 99 public registrations in the sector of real estate, representing 4,1% of the total public registrations. The total revenue for this sector reached 14,1 billion dollars.
Furthermore, there were 63 public registrations in the sector of retail, representing 2,6% of the total public registrations. The total revenue for this sector reached 15,8 billion dollars.
Lastly, there were 26 public registrations in the sector of telecommunications, representing 1,1% of the total public registrations. The total revenue for this sector reached 15,6 billion dollars.

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Maria Gourtsilidou
Maria Gourtsilidou is Senior Editor of Research and Data Analytics at the CEOWORLD magazine. She is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase the company’s products and services, and fostering knowledge sharing between CEOWORLD magazine and client organizations. She studied Public Administration (Economics Of The Public Sector) in Greece and holds a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from the Panteion University of Political & Social Studies. Follow Maria Gourtsilidou on Twitter. Write at maria-gourtsilidou@ceoworld.biz.