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20 August 2013

Corporate investors prop up venture capital deal-making in Q2p

Corporate venture capital deal activity jumped 23 per cent year-on-year, with more firms seeking to do deals alongside a small group of “hyperactive” corporate investors.

2 November 2012

Corporate venture capital model “here to stay”p

tech_light_170sq Corporate venture capital investing is back in style, and this time it’s here to stay as a host of new industries are rushing to join the game, forming cross-industry networks to fund promising start-ups.

14 August 2012

Private equity takes consortium route for technology dealsp

Private equity buyers are increasingly partnering with fellow GPs to invest in technology businesses, as higher valuations fuelled by a robust IPO market contrast with ailing credit markets.

14 December 2006

Corporate venture activity on the rise in 2006p

In the second quarter of 2006, corporate venture capital investment reached its highest level since the first quarter of 2002, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the NVCA, based on Thomson Financial data.

27 November 2003

Corporate venturing? Make sure it’s cautious venturingp

Working with corporate venturers can provide venture capital and private equity firms with a rich source of investment opportunities. But they should be wary of a corporate’s objectives and ensure they are well protected if circumstances change, says Edengene’s Julian Wheatland.

9 June 2003

Corporate venture capital – window on the worldp

Corporate venturing has unsurprisingly been affected by the global economic downturn as companies batten down the hatchets and prepare to weather the storm. But according to a report produced by Mackewicz & Partner, the majority of industrial firms view corporate venturing as vital to innovative growth and are maintaining programmes despite intense economic pressures.

23 April 2003

Venture and secondary market trendsp

The market for direct secondaries is constantly evolving and is becoming increasingly attractive to private equity firms. Corporate venturing is also on the rise. Yet they are not without their pitfalls. Columbia Strategy discusses the rise of direct secondaries and corporate venturing and the potential obstacles that must be overcome.

27 January 2003

The Venture Imperative – The Fear of Venturing: Shedding the Misconceptionsp

Many corporates have pulled back from the venture business, having moved too quickly and too deeply into the market during the boom. But, say Tim Rohner and Heidi Mason of the Bell-Mason Group in this extract from their book The Venture Imperative, published by Harvard Business Press, venturing is important to the successful growth of a company.

20 December 2002

Rip cordp

Corporate venturing was incredibly fashionable at the height of the tech boom as large corporations looked to jump on the venture capital bandwagon. It is now a very different story. Tom Stein of Red Herring discusses the gloom surrounding this sector of the industry.

26 November 2002

Corporate VCs give key boost to Israel’s technology industryp

Venture capital has played a major part in the growth of the Israeli high tech industry. Yet the contributions from corporate venture units are often overlooked. Joel Bailey of the Israeli Venture Capital Journal discusses the pros and cons of corporate venturing and gives an outline of the current activity in the region.

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