Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Investment strategy

Reid, Gavin C. and Smith, Julia A. (2006) Investment strategy. Financial Management, February. pp. 27-28. ISSN 1471-9185

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

This article reveals new evidence on how venture capitalists evaluate high-tech enterprises. Questionnaires were sent to the UK's most active investors in the high-tech industry, focusing on their use of financial statements, risk reporting and information on internally developed intangible assets. Investors were asked to rate how useful they thought the standard financial accounts they received from potential high-tech investees were. By far the most common response was that standard financial accounts were fairly useless for gauging the value of possible projects. It seems that investors do not see compulsory reporting as a solution to information asymmetry. When asked which particular types of internally developed intangibles they would need valuation information on from the investees, all investors agreed that financial reports provided inadequate information about patents, copyrights and brands, and that they would ask specifically for this data.

Item type: Article
ID code: 3852
Keywords: investment strategy, standard financial accounts, Finance
Subjects: Social Sciences > Finance
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Accounting and Finance
Related URLs:
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2007
Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:40
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3852

Actions (login required)

View Item