Venture Capital in Europe

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780750682596
eBook ISBN: 9780080466071
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 19th October 2006
Page Count: 432
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Until recently, only the United States had an active venture capital market. This is changing rapidly, as many other countries have experienced rapid growth in venture capital financing over the past five years. This book contains new scientific articles showcasing the latest research on venture capital in Europe. Venture capital investment remains a hot topic with portfolio managers, individual investors, academics worldwide. This book examines in detail all the major issues regarding venture capital investment: contracting, financing, regulation, valuation, etc. and identifies new trends in the venture capital arena.

Features a foreword by Josh Lerner.

Key Features

The only book in which academics from around the world present the latest research on venture capital in Europe Covers all of Europe as well as including overview papers about venture capital industry, public and private venture capital, valuation, financing, contracting, structuring, regulation, etc. *Comprehensive, authoritative coverage


Primary audience: Professionals, academics, and graduate students in finance Specifically: Institutional investors looking for new investment, legal staff of corporations Interested in current trends in venture capital financing, and academics looking for new research on venture capital. Secondary readership: Professional organizations and securities regulators specializing in alternative investment; students in courses on corporate finance, international finance, entrepreneurial finance and alternative investments (book would be supplemental text).

Table of Contents

1 Venture capital in Europe: closing the gap to the U.S. Andreas Oehler, Kuntara Pukthuanthong, Marco Rummer, and Thomas Walker 2 Public venture capital across Europe: a 15-year perspective Christof Beuselinck and Sophie Manigart 3 Why are venture capital markets well developed in some countries but comparatively small in others: evidence from Europe Kuntara Pukthuanthong, Dolruedee Thiengtham, and Thomas Walker

4 A survey of the venture capital industry in Central and Eastern Europe Rachel A. Campbell and Roman Kräussl 5 Venture capital in European transition economies Robert W. McGee 6 Recommendations for the development of a European Venture Capital regulatory corpus: lessons from the USA Edward J. Lusk, Gregor Schmidt, and Michael Halperin
7 Productivity growth in Spanish venture-backed firms Luisa Alemany and José Martí 8 Is the Spanish public-sector effective in backing venture capital Nina Zieling, José Martí and Marina Balboa 9 A review of the venture capital industry in Italy Fabio Bertoni, Massimo G. Colombo, Annalisa Croce, and Evila Piva 10 Exit strategy and the intensity of exit-directed activities among venture capital backed entrepreneurs in Sweden Anders Isaksson 11 Private equity fund managers over-value their company investments Tom Weidig, Andreas Kemmerer, Tadeusz Lutoborski and Mark Wahrenburg 12 A search model of Venture Capital, entrepreneurship, and unemployment Robin Boadway, Oana Secrieru and Marianne Vigneault 13 Capital structure in new technology-based firms: venture capital-backed versus non-venture capital-backed firms in the Irish software sector<BR id=


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"Over the past decade, venture capital finance has developed into an important source of start-up and growth financing. This volume is fascinating reading and highly informative. Venture Capital in Europe contains thoughtful and informative essays by several of the leading scholars in the field, and provides a comprehensive picture of the structure of venture capital financing, the valuation of investments, and the exit routes for venture capitalists. I highly recommend it." --Luc Renneboog, Professor of Finance, Tilburg University "In this exquisitely edited volume, Gregoriou, Kooli, and Kraeussl artfully integrate a wide array of findings on the role and importance of venture capitalists in Europe. The articles exclusively written for this volume by leading researchers in this topic present the latest cutting edge research on venture capital in Europe. This volume helps build our understanding of this important phenomenon in Europe by offering an overview of European venture capital markets, the strategies of European venture capitalists, their financing and contracting behaviour and the performance of venture capitalists in the different European Countries. I highly recommend this volume for those seeking to understand the increasing importance of venture capitalists in Europe." -- Erik E. Lehmann, Chair of Firm Strategy and Organization, University of Augsburg "The book provides a timely and a comprehensive analysis of European Venture capital and Private equity by leading experts in this field. Through its many diligent articles, which are supported by detailed use of statistics, the book is an important source of information for anybody interested in Equity Capital Markets and the underlying forces driving its future across Europe." -- Dr. Josef Schuster, CEO and Founder, IPOX Schuster LLC "A must-read for both sc