ANALYSIS

11/02/2016

Early-stage investors are faced with a plethora of options when it comes to backing start-ups. So what are their initial screening processes? New research takes a look at what is most important to these investors, and explores the differences between how experienced and inexperienced backers make investment decisions. By Gregory DL Morris. Read more >

11/02/2016

Does private equity backing help or hinder the careers of portfolio-company employees? New research takes a look at this question and comes up with some surprising results. By Vicky Meek. Read more >

11/02/2016

For investors, private equity is often considered a special case, requiring specialist knowledge and understanding to be successful. New research lifts the lid on some of the PE practices that differ between individual firms and from other types of ownership, and sheds some light on how the industry has changed over time. By Greg Gille. Read more >

01/06/2014

The debate has long raged over whether private equity ownership brings about genuine operational improvements in the businesses it backs, and nowhere more so than in academic literature. A new study takes a fresh approach to understanding whether firms have a deep-rooted effect on their portfolio companies. Read more >

01/06/2014

The venture capital industry is lauded for finding and growing innovative companies, but does it really drive knowledge diffusion? New research examines the evidence. By Grant Murgatroyd. Read more >

01/12/2013

Do VCs steadily become more risk averse, and how does this influence their investment decisions? The Coller PhD Prize runner-up paper takes a look at this issue. By Nicholas Neveling. Read more >