A Vision for Venture Capital: Realizing the Promise of Global Venture Capital and Private Equity

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UPNE, 2009 - Business & Economics - 275 pages
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A Vision for Venture Capital chronicles a distinguished career on the frontiers of international finance during the past half-century. Peter Brooke has been called "the Johnny Appleseed of venture capital" for his role in the industry's spectacular growth-- from a small base in the Northeastern United States in the 1960s, to today's highly visible role in economies all over the world. The key to Brooke's success--and his lasting legacy--is his vision for the industry as an essential element of economic growth and development. At a time when some believe that venture capital's best days are behind it, and private equity has come under harsh criticism in the United States and elsewhere, A Vision for Venture Capital offers a fresh look at why the industry exists and how it can fulfill its potential in the twenty-first century.
 

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Contents

France and Britain
40
Western Europe and Southeast Asia
58
Advent International and Expansion in Asia
78
Trial and Error in Europe and Asia
100
Central Europe Latin America and Beyond
128
sustaining the vision
147
Leading with Vision in Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms
169
The Peter Brooke Venture Capital Family Tree
197
Acknowledgments
223
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About the author (2009)

PETER A. BROOKE is chairman of Advent International, a global private equity firm based in Boston. DANIEL PENRICE has long experience as an editor, collaborator, and author, both as a freelancer and as a senior associate of The Winthrop Group, Inc.

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