The history of private equity market. The story based on USA, Great Britain, Germany and Poland cases

Ilona Fałat-Kilijańska


The objective of this article is to show the history of private equity investments, which is quite long and interesting. Despite its European roots, however, the priva-te equity market grew fastest and most strongly in the United States. The need for capital necessary to support innovation on a larger scale emerged in the nineteenth century together with the industrial revolution in Europe’s fastest developing coun-tries like Great Britain or Germany. Later, in 1990, after the political and economic transformation, private equity funds appeared in Polish market and in other CEE countries. The article is based mainly on British and American literature and the data used for its purposes come from annual reports and statistical materials of numerous national private equity associations (e.g. Invest Europe, BVCA, NVCA, PSIK), inter-national organisations’ publications (e.g. EBRD), reports and studies prepared by consulting companies and online resources. Several research methods were used in the study: the descriptive method, the compa-rative analysis method, the critical analysis method and the synthesis of conclusions method.
Author Ilona Fałat-Kilijańska (ES / DF)
Ilona Fałat-Kilijańska,,
- Department of Finance
Other language title versionsIstorija privatnog trzista dionica. Prica zasnovana na slucajevima sjedinjenih Američkih drzava, Velike Britanije, Njemacke i Poljske
Journal seriesBH Economic Forum, ISSN 1986-681X, e-ISSN 2637-2185, (5 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.9
Keywords in English private equity investments, entrepreneurship development, sources of capital
Languageen angielski
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