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The attractiveness of central eastern European countries for venture capital and private equity investors

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  • Groh, Alexander P.

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    (IESE Business School)

  • Liechtenstein, Heinrich

    (IESE Business School)

  • Lieser, Karsten

    (Strategic Capital Management)

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    We address the attractiveness of Central Eastern European countries for VC/PE investors by the construction of a composite index. For the index composition we refer to the results of numerous prior research papers that investigate relevant parameters determining entrepreneurial activity and/or the engagements of institutional investors. We aggregate the index via five different methods and receive country rankings that vary only slightly, signaling a robust index calculation. We clearly identify six tier groups of attractiveness for all of our sample countries. We compare our index with the actual fundraising activities in the particular countries and reveal a reasonable correlation of both figures. The results highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the particular economies and provide guidelines for political improvements and institutional investors' country allocations.

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    Paper provided by IESE Business School in its series IESE Research Papers with number D/677.

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    Length: 64 pages
    Date of creation: 19 Feb 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:ebg:iesewp:d-0677

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    Keywords: Venture capital; Private equity; Central Eastern Europe; Economic transition;

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