Financial exits: perspectives, regional development and policy interventions

Wennberg, K. and Mason, C. (2018) Financial exits: perspectives, regional development and policy interventions. Project Report. Swedish Agency For Growth Policy Analysis, Östersund.

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The government has become engaged in venture capital initiatives in a number of countries. This is also the case in Sweden. There are various modes of engagement. Common methods include investing directly in companies or indirectly through other funds (known as fund-of-funds or holding funds). One consequence of direct investment is that the government also acquires a share in the ownership of private companies. This ownership is intended to be temporary and the shareholding will subsequently be sold, in a process known as an exit. However, there may be a risk that the government’s interest in the investments themselves obscures the importance of the exit and the planning for the exit process.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mason, Professor Colin
Authors: Wennberg, K., and Mason, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Publisher:Swedish Agency For Growth Policy Analysis

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