Control Strategies for Impactful Exits in Impact Private Equity Firms

Islam, SM
Akroyd, C
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Traditional private equity firms aim to maximise their financial returns when exiting an investment. In contrast, a major consideration for impact private equity firms is to ensure an impactful exit from their investments – increasing the chance of impact continuity in portfolio companies post exit. However, impactful exits may not be realised due to ownership-, management-, and operations-related threats. Drawing on data from 45 impact private equity firms, we identify the control strategies that impact investors use throughout the investment lifecycle to manage impactful exits from investment. We also highlight how control-related issues differ between traditional and impact private equity firms.

3502 Banking, Finance and Investment , 35 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services , 3507 Strategy, Management and Organisational Behaviour , 1402 Applied Economics , 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability , 1502 Banking, Finance and Investment , Accounting , 3501 Accounting, auditing and accountability , 3502 Banking, finance and investment , 3801 Applied economics
Accounting and Finance, ISSN: 0810-5391 (Print); 1467-629X (Online), Wiley. doi: 10.1111/acfi.13258
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