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Over the past ten years, private equity and venture capital have played an increasingly important role in the European economy. In parallel to the increase in investments, contribution of the private equity and venture capital industry to employment in Europe has grown.Against this background,...
This paper is the first systematic analysis of the impact of diversificationon the performance of private equity funds. A unique data set allows theexact evaluation of diversification across the dimensions financing stages,industries, and countries. Very different levels of diversification can...
The impact of private equity firms on employment in their portfolio companies is a controversial topic widely discussed in academia and in practice in recent years. A large body of research has resulted from this debate. The studies are focused on different aspects of employment and are based on...
This paper extends research in the field of private equity investments in family firms. It contributes to the literature by fundamentally analyzing the decision criteria of family firm owners for using minority investments of private equity investors. This type of financing might be of great...
We compare the characteristics of conglomerates and private equity entities. This is done by examining the differences among their business models. We analyze the relations of the two entity types to their investors on the one hand and to their investments on the other hand. The distinguishing...
Der vorliegende Beitrag analysiert die Ausgestaltung der Desinvestition einer Konzerneinheit im Rahmen eines Buy Out an institutionelle Private-Equity-Investoren. Der Arbeitskreis Finanzierung der Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft hat dafür eine explorative empirischeUntersuchung von 33...
In this paper we investigate the risk return relationship of Private Equity (PE) relative to Public Market Equity (PM) investments to assess the adequateness of PEs return premium. We analyze cash flows of PE projects gross of fees and any other externalities. Our analysis is based on simulated...
In this paper we show how cross-sectional correlations between Private Equity (PE) and Public Market Equity (PM) returns can be approximated, resolving the lack of time series PE data. Based on a sample comprising 2,380 realized PE projects, we observe low crosssectional correlations between PE...
Using a comprehensive database of European firms, we study how private equityaffects the rate of firm entry. We find that private equity investment benefits newbusiness incorporation, especially in industries with naturally higher entry rates andR&D intensity. A two standard deviation increase...
This study empirically evaluates the price impact of agency risk in firm valuation. Using aunique data set comprised of internal valuation documents, we find that venture capitalistsuse risk discounts to cope with expected agency risks...