Venture Capital And The European Biotechnology Industry

Hardcover | March 15, 2009

byWilliam Bains

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This book opens up the world on private equity investment in one of the hottest industries – Biotechnology. The book describes how Europe has fallen behind the US due to under-investment and bad management by the VCs who control the companies.  Detailed analysis shows why it is in VCs’ interests to damage the very companies they invest in.

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This book opens up the world on private equity investment in one of the hottest industries – Biotechnology. The book describes how Europe has fallen behind the US due to under-investment and bad management by the VCs who control the companies.  Detailed analysis shows why it is in VCs’ interests to damage the very companies they invest...

WILLIAM BAINS is an academic and entrepreneur with experience in research, company creation and venture capital. He has founded four biotechnology companies, helped found and finance another ten, and is internationally recognized both as an innovator in biotechnology and a translator of innovation into business. He has written over 10...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.81 × 5.61 × 0.76 inPublished:March 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230217192

ISBN - 13:9780230217195

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Facts * The Biotechnology Industry and Venture Capital * Europe Falls Behind
* Why Does Europe Do So Poorly? Some Inadequate Explanations * Under-investment In European Biotechnology * Public Markets and Under-investment * VC Management of Companies * VC Effects on Business Efficacy * Investor Blockade of Business * Pomp and Circumstances * The Real VC Business Model * What to do about it: Government * What to do about it: Business * References * Index