• 1.EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 2.INTRODUCTION
  • 2.1.Background
  • 2.2.Research Purpose
  • 2.3.Research Methodology
  • 2.4.Organisation of This Review
  • 3.VENTURE CAPITAL (VC) OVERVIEW
  • 3.1.A Brief Description of VC
  • 3.2.Some Industry Data about the UK VC Market
  • 3.3.VC Performance
  • 4.VC RESEARCH STREAMS AND SCOPE FOR THIS REVIEW
  • 4.1.A Brief Overview of VC Research Streams
  • 4.2.Scope for this Literature Review
  • 5.LITERATURE REVIEW OF VC PERFORMANCE FACTORS
  • 5.1.Characteristics of Portfolio Companies
  • 5.2.Characteristics of VC Funds
  • 5.3.The Investment Process
  • 5.4.The Management of Portfolio Companies
  • 5.5.The Exit Process
  • 5.6.Institutional and Environmental Factors
  • 6.LP’S INVESTMENT PATTERNS
  • 6.1.Asset Allocation to Alternative Asset Classes
  • 6.2.Asset Allocation to Private Equity Funds
  • 7.COMMENTS AND FINAL REMARKS
  • 7.1.Comments about this Literature Review
  • 7.2.Final Remarks
  • 8.TABLE I: VC RETURN STUDIES
  • 9.TABLE II: VC PERFORMANCE FACTOR STUDIES
  • 10.REFERENCES