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The impact of venture capital backing on the corporate governance of Australian initial public offerings

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  • Suchard, Jo-Ann
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    This study explores the role of venture capitalists on investee boards at the time of listing for 552 initial public offerings. Australian board structures and mechanisms are more similar to those in the US and the United Kingdom, but market activity characteristics are more similar to Japanese and German systems. Further, the Australian private equity market is relatively young compared to US and European markets. IPOs backed by venture capital have more independent boards, similar to US IPOs. Venture capitalists improve governance by using their networks to recruit specialist independent directors with industry experience.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Banking & Finance.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 4 (April)
    Pages: 765-774

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:33:y:2009:i:4:p:765-774

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    Keywords: Governance Venture capital Initial public offerings;

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