The following is the Space investment report for the second quarter of 2021 From Space Capital recommended by recordtrend.com. And this article belongs to the classification: Investment & Economy, research report.
The second quarter was the largest quarter on record for investment in space infrastructure. With a capital of US $4.5 billion, infrastructure investment in 2021 is expected to beat the record of US $9.1 billion set last year.
Jeff Bezos resigned as CEO of Amazon to focus on his aerospace company Blue origin. Bezos sold $6.7 billion of Amazon stock in the second quarter, of which we estimate $1 billion was invested in his space business. Over the past 10 years, the equity investment in space infrastructure has been US $37.7 billion, mainly driven by investment in launch and communication, of which 64% belongs to US companies.
So far, 14 aerospace companies have announced spac transactions this year, of which 3 have been successful, and 2 have announced backdoor listing in the first week of the third quarter. Among them, 10 spacs are infrastructure companies focusing on small-scale launch, satellite hardware and space manufacturing. The 11 pending spacs are expected to add $8.3 billion to the balance sheet in the second half of 2021, including $5.9 billion in equity investments through private equity funds.
After four consecutive quarters of decline in transaction volume, the second quarter was the fourth highest since the record of aerospace investment. Most of the investments since the beginning of the year have entered the late stage, with 123 early stage investments accounting for 53% of all closed investment transactions and nearly $1 billion in investment.
At the G7 leaders’ summit in April, G7 and EU representatives promised to take action to deal with the increasing harm of space debris as the earth orbit became more and more crowded. Leo labs is a leader in this market. They were very active in the second quarter, completed the cost Rica space radar and the round B financing of US $65 million, and announced the establishment of a new radar site in Portugal.
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