The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital

The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital

by Douglas Cumming
     
 

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Venture capital (VC) refers to investments provided to early-stage, innovative, and high growth start-up companies. A common characteristic of all venture capital investments is that investee companies do not have cash flows to pay interest on debt or dividends on equity. Rather, investments are made with a view towards capital gain on exit. The most sought after

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Venture capital (VC) refers to investments provided to early-stage, innovative, and high growth start-up companies. A common characteristic of all venture capital investments is that investee companies do not have cash flows to pay interest on debt or dividends on equity. Rather, investments are made with a view towards capital gain on exit. The most sought after exit routes are an initial public offering (IPO), where a company lists on a stock exchange for the first time, and an acquisition exit (trade sale), where the company is sold in entirety to another company. However, VCs often exit their investments by secondary sales, wherein the entrepreneur retains his or her share but the VC sells to another company or investor buybacks, where the entrepreneur repurchases the V&C's interest and write-offs (liquidations).

The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital provides a comprehensive picture of all the issues dealing with the structure, governance, and performance of venture capital from a global perspective. The handbook comprises contributions from 55 authors currently based in 12 different countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195391596
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/20/2012
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
1056
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 2.30(d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Cumming, JD, PhD, CFA, is a Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship and the Ontario Research Chair at the Schulich School of Business, York University. His research is primarily focused on venture capital, private equity, IPOs, law and finance, market surveillance, and hedge funds. He has published more than seventy-five refereed papers in leading journals and is the coauthor (with Sofia Johan) of Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting: An International Perspective. He has consulted for a variety of governmental and private organizations in Australasia, Europe, and North America.

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