Reassessing the Relationships between Private Equity Investors and Their Portfolio Companies

14 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2016

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Sophie Manigart

Vlerick Business School; Ghent University

Mike Wright

Imperial College London

Date Written: March 30, 2016

Abstract

The scope and purpose of this special issue is to reassess the relationships between private equity (PE) investors and their portfolio companies in the light of the need for venture capital/ private equity (VC/PE) firms to adapt their strategies for value creation in the light of the recent financial crisis. We particularly focus upon VC/PE characteristics that differently contribute to portfolio firm performance. The papers presented in this special issue capture this aim in various ways, reflecting the heterogeneity of VC/PE investors and the firms in which they invest. We begin this introductory paper by providing a brief overview of each paper's contribution. We articulate themes for an agenda for future research relating to the heterogeneity of investor types and the contexts in which they invest.

Keywords: private equity;venture capital;business angels;investor heterogeneity

Suggested Citation

Manigart, Sophie and Wright, Mike, Reassessing the Relationships between Private Equity Investors and Their Portfolio Companies (March 30, 2016). Small Business Economics, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2756557

Sophie Manigart (Contact Author)

Vlerick Business School ( email )

Reep 1
Ghent, BE-9000
Belgium

Ghent University ( email )

Sint-Pietersplein 7
Gent, 9000
Belgium

Mike Wright

Imperial College London ( email )

South Kensington Campus
Exhibition Road
London, Greater London SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom

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