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Private Equity & Venture Capital

Riding the COVID-19 Crisis

Keith Arundale    ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK    

Colin Mason    Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK    

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abstract

Private equity has successfully weathered economic crises in the past and appears to be well-placed to manage the current coronavirus crisis. Whilst both fundraising and investments will be significantly reduced from pre-pandemic levels for some time these are expected to recover and resume the historic overall growth trend. Private equity firms may find opportunities through taking undervalued public companies private and in restructuring under-performing businesses. However, start-ups may find seed and early stage finance hard to access. Government support measures need to meet the characteristics and needs of high growth enterprises.

Published
July 31, 2020
Accepted
June 30, 2020
Submitted
June 3, 2020
Language
EN
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-442-4

Keywords: PandemicFund raisingPrivate equityVenture capitalInvestmentCoronavirusStart-upsHigh growth enterprises

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