Venture Capital And Private Equity Contracting: An International Perspective

Paperback | October 30, 2017

byDouglas J. Cumming, Sofia A. Johan

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Other books present corporate finance approaches to the venture capital and private equity industry, but many key decisions require an understanding of the ways that law and economics work together. This revised and updated 2e offers broad perspectives and principles not found in other course books, enabling readers to deduce the economic implications of specific contract terms. This approach avoids the common pitfalls of implying that contractual terms apply equally to firms in any industry anywhere in the world. In the 2e, datasets from over 40 countries are used to analyze and consider limited partnership contracts, compensation agreements, and differences in the structure of limited partnership venture capital funds, corporate venture capital funds, and government venture capital funds. There is also an in-depth study of contracts between different types of venture capital funds and entrepreneurial firms, including security design, and detailed cash flow, control and veto rights. The implications of such contracts for value-added effort and for performance are examined with reference to data from an international perspective. With seven new or completely revised chapters covering a range of topics from Fund Size and Diseconomies of Scale to Fundraising and Regulation, this new edition will be essential for financial and legal students and researchers considering international venture capital and private equity. An analysis of the structure and governance features of venture capital contracts In-depth study of contracts between different types of venture capital funds and entrepreneurial firms Presents international datasets from over 40 countries around the world Additional references on a companion website Contains sample contracts, including limited partnership agreements, term sheets, shareholder agreements, and subscription agreements

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Other books present corporate finance approaches to the venture capital and private equity industry, but many key decisions require an understanding of the ways that law and economics work together. This revised and updated 2e offers broad perspectives and principles not found in other course books, enabling readers to deduce the econo...

Douglas Cumming, J.D., Ph.D., CFA, is a Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship and the Ontario Research Chair at the Schulich School of Business, York University. His research interests include venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, entrepreneurship, and law and finance. He is a Co-Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practi...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:780 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2017Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128100761

ISBN - 13:9780128100769

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Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction 1. Introduction and Overview 2. Agency Costs and Forms of Finance 3. Overview of Institutional Contexts and Empirical Methods

Part II. Fund Structure and Governance 4. Fundraising 5. Limited Partnership Agreements 6. Compensation Contracts 7. Specialized Investment Mandates 8. Style Drift 9. The Role of Government and Alternative Policy Options

Part III. Financial Contracting between Funds and Entrepreneurs 10. The Investment Process 11. Security Design 12. Preplanned Exits and Contract Design 13. Legal Conditions and Venture Capital Governance

Part IV. Investor Effort 14. Investor value-added 15. Contracts and effort 16. Local Bias 17. Portfolio Size 18. Fund Size

Part V. Divestment 19. The Divestment Process 20. Investment Duration 21. Contracts and Exits 22. Returns, Valuation and Disclosure

Part VI. Conclusion and Appendices 23. Summary and Concluding Remarks

Online Appendices Appendix 1: Sample Limited Partnership Fund Agreement Appendix 2: Sample Term Sheet Appendix 3: Sample Shareholder Agreement Appendix 4: Sample Subscription Agreement