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Venture capital and private equity investment preferences in selected countries


  • Krzysztof Dziekoñski

    () (Bialystok University of Technology)

  • S³awomir Ignatiuk

    () (Bialystok University of Technology)


Sources of capital to finance companies in the SME sector is one of the basic conditions for the functioning and development of enterprises, especially in the early phase of their development. Increasingly popular is the use of capital market instruments, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Business Angels or Mezzanine. Funding of this kind can finance risky investments in return for a higher expected rate of return on capital. Access to financial resources and the conditions under which entrepreneurs can use them can determine the introduction of new technology, new products and services, expand distribution channels, implement changes that may lead to the growth in competitiveness and above all, innovation, thus the growth of the company. The paper presents results of statistical analysis of the venture capital and private equity funds investment strategies in selected countries. As a result investment profiles are created.

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  • Krzysztof Dziekoñski & S³awomir Ignatiuk, 2016. "Venture capital and private equity investment preferences in selected countries," "e-Finanse", University of Information Technology and Management, Institute of Financial Research and Analysis, vol. 11(3), pages 128-137, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:rze:efinan:v:11:y:2016:i:3:p:128-137

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    venture capital; private equity; correspondence analysis;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General


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