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Strategic versus Financial Investors: The Role of Strategic Objectives in Financial Contracting

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  • Stefan Arping

    (University of Amsterdam)

  • Sonia Falconieri

    (Brunel University)

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Strategic investors, such as corporate venture capitalists, engage in the financing of start-up firms to complement their core businesses and to facilitate the internalization of externalities. We argue that while strategic objectives make it more worthwhile for an investor to elicit high entrepreneurial effort, they can also undermine his commitment to penalize poorly performing entrepreneurs by terminating their projects. Based on this tradeoff we develop a theory of financing choice between strategic and financial investors. Our framework provides insights into the design of corporate venturing deals and the choice between corporate venturing and independent venture capital finance.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 09-036/2.

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Keywords: Corporate Venturing; Soft Budget Constraint;

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  1. Dominique Dufour & Eric Nasica & Dominique Torre, 2013. "Syndication in private equity industry: comparing the strategies of independent and captive venture capitalists," Working Papers halshs-00853695, HAL.
  2. Dominique Dufour & Eric Nasica & Dominique Torre, 2014. "Rendements financiers versus rendements stratégiques : une comparaison des stratégies de syndication des capital-risqueurs captifs et indépendants," Working Papers halshs-00924748, HAL.

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