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COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The pandemic has already changed how we work and how we live our lives. Many of these changes will have long-term implications. Companies in every sector will need to adopt new technologies and new ways of working as they adapt to these new realities.

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Deals trends across various sectors during COVID-19

Investment Monitor’s COVID-19 deal tracker monitors deals that took place across various sectors during the pandemic.

Deals trends: Q1 2020 – Q2 2021

45,874 Venture Financing

Total Value US$m: 838,503.2
YOY Change: 183.6%

43,154 Acquisition

Total Value US$m: 4,803,199.3
YOY Change: 83.4%

32,777 Equity Offering

Total Value US$m: 2,967,721.5
YOY Change: 15.9%

16,348 Debt Offering

Total Value US$m: 6,382,229.9
YOY Change: -32.6%

13,765 Asset Transaction

Total Value US$m: 1,391,016.1
YOY Change: 19.1%

10,396 Private Equity

Total Value US$m: 1,813,522.6
YOY Change: 76.8%

6,396 Partnership

Total Value US$m: 141,500.1
YOY Change: -

2,830 Merger

Total Value US$m: 669,185.8
YOY Change: 152.2%

1,593 Licensing Agreement

Total Value US$m: 223,025.8
YOY Change: 39.4%

100 Contract Service Agreement

Total Value US$m: 753.9
YOY Change: -100%

60 Grant

Total Value US$m: 49.7
YOY Change: -100%

1 Sponsorship

Total Value US$m: 0.1
YOY Change: -100%

Innovation across sectors during COVID-19

To best track innovation in response to COVID-19’s impact on various sectors, Investment Monitor tracks patent filings and grants, as well as the companies that hold most patents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of patents: Q1 2018 – Q2 2021

COVID-19 patents tracker monitors the patents filings and grants across various sectors pre- and post-outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Top Patent Applicants across sectors: Pre-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2018 – 2019)

Investment Monitor patent ownership data monitors patent applicants before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants across sectors: Post-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2020 – H1 2021)

Investment Monitor patent ownership data monitors patent applicants after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Number of COVID-19 mentions in filings: Q1 2020 – Q2 2021

Investment Monitor tracks thousands of companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis monitors the mentions of COVID-19 in those filings during the pandemic.

COVID-19 versus Top 5 themes

Investment Monitor compares COVID-19 mentions in filings versus mentions of other top themes in filings data during the pandemic.

Top 10 companies with COVID-19 mentions in filings

Investment Monitor tracks which companies mention COVID-19 in filings most during the pandemic.

Jobs insights across various sectors during COVID-19

Investment Monitor tracks live company jobs postings to assess the impact of COVID-19 on various sectors.

Job trends across sectors

The COVID-19 jobs tracker looks at jobs posted, closed and active to assess the impact of the pandemic on jobs across sectors.

Most active companies: Jobs

Investment Monitor’s jobs tracker lists companies with most jobs posted during the COVID-19 period.

Influencer discussions on COVID-19

Investment Monitor tracks the mentions of COVID-19 by pre-identified influencers on Twitter. The graph indicates the volume of Tweets mentioning COVID-19 through recent months.