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Venture capital in Korea : Case study Ilshin investment CO., LTD.

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VENTURE CAPITAL IN KOREA CASE STUDY OF ILSHIN INVESTMENT CO. LTD. By Hyung-Chul Choi
This study examines the fundamental nature of venture capital investing, the venture capital industry in Korea, and the case of Ilshin Investment Co., Ltd., a Korean venture capital firm. Venture capital is a fund that is available, usually in a form of limited partnership or corporate, for financing of high growth businesses in early stages of their life cycle, taking high risks for high returns over the long term. In typical cases, venture capital firms seek to invest their funds in unlisted equity or quasi-equity, and, hands-on value creation of portfolio companies to maximize returns. Since the first venture capital firm in Korea was established in 1974, the Korean venture capital industry has grown significantly and venture capital firms are now considered major sources of financing small and medium enterprises. The recent changes of the industry are characterized by higher competition among venture capital firms for deal sourcing and fund raising, relatively low concentration of funds among domestic venture capital firms, strong support of the Korean government, and large-cap market dominated by foreign private equity firms. This study also includes a case study of Ilshin Investment Co., Ltd. (“Ilshin”) through investigation of internal data and information of Ilshin, and interview with the top management and the investment professionals. Overcoming stro


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Case study Ilshin investment CO., LTD.

Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Choi, Hyung-Chul

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[Seoul]:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2003
Pages 55
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Economy < Financial Policy
Industry and Technology < General
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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