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Funding Continuum for Private Business Owners: Evidence from the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project Survey

  • Maretno A. Harjoto

    (Pepperdine University)

  • John K. Paglia

    (Pepperdine University)

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    The Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project survey for business owners, administered during the spring of 2010, reveals an increasingly important role of friends and family (Friends/Family) to provide capital for privately-held businesses. Examining business owners’ perceptions of their sources of capital reveals that, overall, business owners prefer Friends/Family and angel financing as well as asset-based lenders and banks (ABL/Bank). Business owners consider Friends/Family financing to be the least costly. However, business owners also believe venture capital (VC), private equity (PE), and angels provide more benefits than friends/family and ABL/Bank. This study unveils a detailed spectrum of the funding continuum for privately owned firms across different levels of firms’ size, age, and information availability.

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    Article provided by Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management in its journal Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (Winter)
    Pages: 1-22

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