The Emergence of Growth Equity as a Private Class of Asset

A. Seetharaman, Shriram Nagarajan, Nitin Patwa, Farah Naaz, Ami Metha


This paper explores the issues in the emergence of growth equity as a private class of asset in a company portfolio. The independent variables investigated will be investment size, duration, risk and return, exit or repayment of funds, and timing. The driving factors of all five variables assist in the understanding of the emergence of growth equity. The driving factors in the paper include the availability of capital, competitiveness, regulation of the business atmosphere, stability of the firm, home-grown marketing of the products, and honesty in both regional and global trade. The paper further investigates the problems of each variable and the potential hindrance to the emergence of growth equity. The paper provides a significant contribution to corporate finance professionals and practitioners to better understand the problems and the potential in the emergence of growth equity as a private class of asset.

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