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Private Equity and Venture Capital in Europe by Stefano Caselli

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Chapter 15. Financing growth

15.1. General Overview of Financing Growth

The investment activity of venture capitalists is subdivided according to the different financing needs of the target company connected with its phase in the life cycle.

Figure 15.1 illustrates that development, consolidation, and maturity are all phases of growth that a target company goes through. The financial goal at this time is to support the growth in terms of revenues realized, products developed, and markets and customers serviced.

Figure 15.1. The second part of the company life cycle.

The demand of financial resources made by the target company at this stage depends ...

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