• 1 Introduction
  • 2 A closer look at corporate and private equity investors
  • 2.1 The characteristics of corporate investors
  • 2.2 The characteristics of private equity investors
  • 3 The pricing of technological assets in M&A transactions
  • 3.1 Technological content and the value of technology
  • 3.2 Competitor blocking as strategic value of patents
  • 4 Methods
  • 4.1 Empirical Model
  • 4.2 Data sources and measures
  • 5 Results
  • 5.1 Descriptive statistics
  • 5.2 Multivariate analysis
  • 6 Discussion
  • 7 Conclusion and future research