Private equity and venture capital: riding the COVID-19 crisis

Arundale, K. and Mason, C. (2020) Private equity and venture capital: riding the COVID-19 crisis. In: Billio, M. and Varotto, S. (eds.) A New World Post COVID-19: Lessons for Business, the Finance Industry and Policy Makers. Edizioni Ca’ Foscari – Digital Publishers: Venice, pp. 193-204. ISBN 9788869694424 (doi: 10.30687/978-88-6969-442-4)

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Private equity has successfully weathered economic crises in the past and appears to be well-placed to manage the current coronavirus crisis. Whilst both fundraising and investments will be significantly reduced from pre-pandemic levels for some time these are expected to recover and resume the historic overall growth trend. Private equity firms may find opportunities through taking undervalued public companies private and in restructuring under-performing businesses. However, start-ups may find seed and early stage finance hard to access. Government support measures need to meet the characteristics and needs of high growth enterprises.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mason, Professor Colin
Authors: Arundale, K., and Mason, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Publisher:Edizioni Ca’ Foscari – Digital Publishers

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