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Title:Private equity minority investments in large family firms: what influences the attitude of family firm owners? PDF Logo
Authors:Achleitner, Ann-Kristin
Schraml, Stephanie
Tappeiner, Florian
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:CEFS working paper series 2008-12
Abstract:This paper extends research in the field of private equity investments in family firms. It contributes to the literature by fundamentally analyzing the decision criteria of family firm owners for using minority investments of private equity investors. This type of financing might be of great interest to family firms, as the family firm owner is able to secure majority ownership and control over the family business. Likewise, minority investments might be attractive for private equity investors, as they are mostly not leveraged and therefore independent from capital market turbulences. Using data from 21 case studies, we identify challenges induced by the family or the business that lead to the phenomenon of private equity minority investments in family firms. We find that perceived benefits and drawbacks of private equity investments are influenced by business and family characteristics. Based on pecking-order theory, resource-based view and the strategy paradigm, propositions as well as a conceptual framework are developed.
Subjects:private equity
minority investments
family firms
financing
managerial resources
JEL:G32
G34
G24
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CEFS Working Paper Series, Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies, Technische Universität München

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