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Venture capital and private equity investment strategies in selected European countries

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  • Krzysztof Dziekoñski

    () (Bialystok University of Technology)

  • S³awomir Ignatiuk

    (Bialystok University of Technology)

Abstract

Private equity and venture capital (PE/VC) funding is the provision of equity capital by financial investors to non-quoted companies with high growth potential. It has a particular emphasis on entrepreneurial activities rather than on mature businesses. PE/VC investors differ on several dimensions including: investment targets, screening evaluation methods, governance mechanisms, and objectives. The paper is a conti nuati on of the discussion that concerns investment strategies of PE/VC funds. While studying the PE/VC market it is important to analyze the origin and structure of capital. The authors assumed that different types of investors have different investment strategies. Our research is an attempt to answer the following research question: whether the investor type, on the European PE/VC market, has an impact on the selection of industries. The paper presents results of statistical analysis of venture capital and private equity funds investment strategies in selected countries.

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  • Krzysztof Dziekoñski & S³awomir Ignatiuk, 2016. "Venture capital and private equity investment strategies in selected European countries," "e-Finanse", University of Information Technology and Management, Institute of Financial Research and Analysis, vol. 11(4), pages 34-45, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rze:efinan:v:11:y:2016:i:4:p:34-45
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    Keywords

    venture capital; private equity; correspondence analysis; industry analysis;
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    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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