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Venture capitalists ready to support high-growth businesses

  The following article was published in ICAEW Insights on 13 August 2021: Dr Keith Arundale, Senior Visiting Fellow at the International Capital Market Association Centre and Non-Executive Director of Henley Business Angels, considers the prospects for venture capital firms Like other sectors of the economy, the pandemic “really shook everybody” in the venture capital industry [...]

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15 top tips for raising VC finance

It is a while since I wrote my book “Raising Venture Capital Finance in Europe: A practical guide for business owners, entrepreneurs and investors” published by Kogan Page in 2007. Nevertheless, my top tips for entrepreneurs raising venture capital finance are still as pertinent today as they were almost 15 years ago so I make [...]

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The private world of private equity – time to think digital?

Private equity is just that: “private”. It is very much all about deep personal, and confidential, business relations with both its own investors, such as the large pension funds, endowments and family offices, who plough money into the private equity funds, and with the companies in which the funds make investments,  such as those in [...]

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The UK Budget 3 March 2021: Good news and not so good news for business

The big shock to UK businesses is of course the huge jump in corporation tax to 25% in 2023, the upper end of what had been expected. Fortunately small businesses with profits of £50,000 or less will continue to pay tax at 19%. Businesses will be keen to see the detail on the new super [...]

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Paper on syndication by venture capital firms in Europe and USA now available

  My paper on “Syndication and cross-border collaboration by venture capital firms in Europe and the USA: A comparative study” is now published on-line in Venture Capital journal (Taylor & Francis Group). In case of interest a copy of the eprint is available for download here: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/NMVTUNXFICJQI3GJ6SHQ/full?target=10.1080/13691066.2020.1847414 Abstract Syndication occurs when two or more venture capital [...]

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Venture Capital – entry in Palgrave Encyclopedia

  My chapter on Venture Capital has now been published in the online edition of The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Affairs:   Arundale K. (2021) Venture Capital. In: Harris P., Bitonti A., Fleisher C.S., Skorkjær Binderkrantz A. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Affairs. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-13895-0_187-1 [...]

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Research into the performance and investment practices of venture capital funds in China

  There is little published information on the current investment practices of Chinese venture capital funds. Which practices lead to better returns for investments and VC funds? How do the investment practices vary between China based funds and China focused funds and amongst the different regions in Greater China? How do they compare to those [...]

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Supporting start-ups during the COVID-19 crisis

My article on “Supporting start-ups during the COVID-19 crisis” appeared in Henley News today (13 August 2020) from Henley Business School, University of Reading:  https://www.henley.ac.uk/news/2020/supporting-start-ups-during-the-covid-19-crisis Unemployment in the UK is set to rise to as high as 9% later this year when the UK Government’s furloughing scheme comes to an end. Currently the government is paying [...]

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Private Equity & Venture Capital: Riding the COVID-19 crisis (book chapter)

Private Equity & Venture Capital: Riding the COVID-19 crisis by Keith Arundale and Colin Mason is published in the new, on-line book “A new world post-COVID-19: Lessons for business, the finance industry and policy makers”. The book is co-edited by Henley Business School, University of Reading  and Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice and is available via this link.   Abstract: Private equity has [...]

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Business and finance insights for ‘A new world post-COVID-19’ shared in new book

Insights into the impact of COVID-19 on different areas of business and finance have been shared by academics in a new book published online on 31 July 2020.  ”A new world post-COVID-19: Lessons for business, the finance industry and policy makers” is co-edited by Henley Business School, University of Reading  and Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice and [...]

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