The profile of venture capital investments: the European context
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Knowledge AreaEconomía Financiera y Contabilidad
Bibliographic CitationReverte, Carmelo & Hernández, María & Rojo Ramírez, Alfonso. (2016). "The profile of venture capital investments: the European context," International Journal of Business and Globalisation, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 17(1), pages 83-110.
Discounted cash flow method
The aim of this paper is to deepen our understanding of the investment valuation process followed by venture capitalists (VCs) at the European level. Its contribution is two-fold. First, we shed light on the manner in which VCs estimate the investee company’s value and operationalise the main variables involved in the practical application of the well-known discounted cash flow method. Second, we study whether the different degree of use of valuation methods across European countries may be explained by differences in institutional characteristics related to the underlying legal regime (i.e., English vs. German vs. French-based legal traditions). Using both univariate and multivariate analysis for a sample of 99 responses obtained from a survey addressed to VCs from the UK, France, Germany and Italy, we find that both legal systems and characteristics of VCs (i.e., experience, preferred investment stage, and main source of funds) do influence in the valuation methods used.
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