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Availability of Credit to Small Firms Young and Old: Evidence from the Surveys of Small Business Finances  

Rebel Cole

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
The availability of credit is one of the most important issues facing small businesses, and is especially vexing for young and fast-growing firms that need new capital to finance growth. ... More

Banking and Real Economic Activity  

Nicola Cetorelli

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2015
The role of banks in real economic activity has been discussed at length, with arguments over whether bank development is merely a consequence of a growing economy, which simply demands a ... More

Buyouts Around the World  

Christian Andres, Andre Betzer, and Jasmin Gider

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article discusses global buyouts. It tries to explain the international differences in buyout markets across countries, but is not concerned with the performance and investment ... More

Buyouts in Western European Countries: The Impact on Company Growth and Innovation  

Elisa Ughetto

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article studies a sample of 265 buyouts that were conducted from 1997 until 2004. These buyouts involved companies in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Germany, and ... More

Competition in Banking  

Hans Degryse, Adiana Paola Morales Acevedo, and Steven Ongena

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2015
This chapter combines recent findings from the empirical banking literature with established insights from studies of banking competition and regulation. It starts with a concise overview ... More

The Costs of Issuing Private Versus Public Equity for Entrepreneurial Ventures  

Cécile Carpentier, Jean-François L'Her, and Jean-Marc Suret

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the way small Canadian listed firms discriminate between competing selling devices to lessen their issuance costs. It studies the choice between private placements ... More

Direct Investments in Private Firms by Institutional Investors: Issues And Evidence  

Kasper Meisner Nielsen

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the intermediation model and focuses on direct investments by institutional investors. It also introduces “indirect investments,” which refer to investments that are ... More

Do Private Equity Fund-of-Funds Managers Provide Value?  

April Knill

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article addresses the question of whether the private equity fund-of-funds managers provide value or not. It studies the value added by funds of funds, and suggests that fund-of-funds ... More

Finance of New industries  

Brent Goldfarb, David Kirsch, and April Shen

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
How are new industries financed? Specifically, for industries pioneered by entrepreneurial firms, where do entrepreneurs acquire the initial resources to start and grow their firms? This ... More

Fund Size, Limited Attention, and Private Equity Valuation  

Douglas Cumming and Na Dai

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article discusses fund size, limited attention, and the valuation of venture capital- and private equity-backed firms. It determines that decreasing performance and distorted ... More

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