Working Paper No. 1082

The Institutional Determinants of Private Equity Involvement in Business Groups: The Case of Africa

Published: September 8, 2015Pages: 46Keywords: Business Group; Business Angel; Venture Capital; Africa; IPO; Ownership Structure; Institutional Voids; Property Rights ProtectionJEL-codes: G10; G30; G32; G34; G38; K00
Published version

The Institutional Determinants of Private Equity Involvement in Business Groups: The Case of Africa Bruce Hearn, Lars Oxelheim and Trond Randøy


This study examines the governance attributes of post-IPO (initial public offering) retained ownership of private equity in business group constituent firms in contrast to their unaffiliated counterparts, in 202 newly listed firms in 22 emerging African economies. 

We adopt an actor centred institutional-theoretic perspective in rationalizing institutional voids and the advantages of maintained governance by both business angels (BA) and venture capital (VC) private equity. 

Our findings reveal private equity retain higher post-IPO ownership in business group constituents compared to unaffiliated firms and that this is inversely moderated in the context of improving institutional quality. Our result adds to the literature on multifocal corporate governance mechanisms.

Lars Oxelheim

Contact

Ph: +46 8 665 4527
Mob: +46 70 861 9361
lars.oxelheim@ifn.se

Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union and the Return of the Nation State

9783030350048_200x_the-european-union-and-the-return-of-the-nation-state.jpg

This book explores the complex and ever-changing relationship between the European Union and its member states. The recent surge in tension in this relationship has been prompted by the actions of some member state governments as they question fundamental EU values and principles and refuse to implement common decisions seemingly on the basis of narrowly defined national interests.

About the book

Events

Seminars organized by IFN

 

To present ongoing research informal brown-bag seminars are held on Mondays at 11:30 am. This is an opportunity for IFN researchers to test ideas and results.

Academically oriented seminars are most of the time held on Wednesdays at 10 am. At these events researchers from IFN and other institutions present their research.

In addition, IFN organizes seminars open to the public. Topics for these are derived from the IFN research.

Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Grevgatan 34 - 2 fl, Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden | Phone: +46-(0)8-665 45 00 | info@ifn.se