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Introduction and Overview

This chapter provides an overview of the topics covered in the book entitled “Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting: An International Perspective”. Broadly framed questions addressed in this book include, but are not limited to, the following: What covenants and compensation terms are used in limited partnership contracts? In what ways are limited partnership contracts related to market conditions and fund manager characteristics, and how do these contracts differ across countries? What are the cash flow and control rights that are typically assigned in venture capital and private equity contracts with investee firms, and when do fund managers demand more contractual rights? Do different contractual rights ...

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