EIF Working Paper 2011/9 – The performance and prospects of European Venture Capital

    Release date: 17 May 2011

Research & Market Analysis (RMA) has the pleasure to present "The performance and prospects of European Venture Capital”, n.9 of EIF's Working Paper Series. The paper has been written by Roger Kelly.  

This paper takes a critical look at possible explanations for poor European venture capital performance over the past two decades. Various supply-side hypotheses are discussed, including arguments relating to insufficient investment, investment in the wrong markets, exit difficulties due to fragmented exit markets, and fundraising difficulties arising due to differing regulatory regimes. In addition, a number of demand side issues, which have been used to suggest that Europe has a weaker entrepreneurial culture than the US, are scrutinized.

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