Investor Value Added

This chapter provides an overview of Part IV (“Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting: An International Perspective”). Part IV comprises Chapters 14–18 and considers the efficiency of venture capital investment in terms of investor value added. Investor value added may be viewed as involving the following issues: the relation between venture capital and private equity and innovative activity, contract terms and investor value added, location of investee firms relative to investors, optimal portfolio size/manager, optimal fund size, and investment duration.


Venture capital; private equity; advice; monitoring

14.1 Introduction and Learning Objectives

Part IV comprises Chapters 1418 and considers the efficiency ...

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