Friday, August 31, 2007

Corporate Venture Capital Investment at Highest Levels Since 2001

"Corporate venture capitalists invested $1.3 billion into 390 deals in the first half of 2007, representing the highest percentage of corporate venture deals and dollars since 2001 according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) based on Thomson Financial data. In the first two quarters of 2007, corporate venture capital groups participated in 21.4 percent of the total deals and invested 9.2 percent of the total dollars. This compares favorably to the same period in 2006 when corporate venture capitalists invested $1.0 billion into 352 deals, accounting for 19.8 percent of all deals and 7.5 percent of total dollars."

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