Real Venture Capital: Building International Businesses

Hardcover | April 15, 2008

byRichard H. Thompson

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A principal theme of the book is a plea for "real venture capital," with the venture capitalist adding substantial value to companies and their founders through a wide knowledge of business, in contrast to the purely financial skills required in other sectors of the private equity field, such as leveraged buy-outs.

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A principal theme of the book is a plea for "real venture capital," with the venture capitalist adding substantial value to companies and their founders through a wide knowledge of business, in contrast to the purely financial skills required in other sectors of the private equity field, such as leveraged buy-outs.

RICHARD THOMPSON is a Cambridge science graduate who subsequently qualified in both chartered engineering and management consultancy. He has been the co-founder and chairman of several successful venture capital firms over a thirty-year span and is still active in the sector. He has a wide experience of international business.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.56 × 6.4 × 0.76 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230202225

ISBN - 13:9780230202221

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Table of Contents

Preface * Introduction and Rationale * Background and History of Venture Capital * Other Forms of Private Equity * Venture Capital Definitions and Approaches * Growth Markets and International Expansion * The Commercial Application of Technology Products * Entrepreneurs, Managers and Directors * The Management of Resources * Financial Philosophy and Control * Financing and Its Structures * Start-Ups * Second-Stage Financings * Third-Stage Financings * Turnrounds * Strategic and Other Alliances * Flotations * Acquisitions and Mergers * Trade Sales * Case Studies * International Niche Businesses * International Development * International Financing * Fund Structures and Management * Investment Processes * Investment Examples * Future Developments * The Role of the Venture capitalist * The Role of the Investor * The Impact on the economy * Conclusions and Lessons * Appendix I - An Early Paper on venture Capital * Appendix II - The healthcare and Technology Markets * Appendix III - Company Boards: Their Role and Structure * Appendix IV - Invetsment Memoranda * Glossary of Terms * Index