The SME Financing Gap (Vol. II)

Proceedings of the Brasilia Conference, 27-30 March 2006

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A significant number of entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could use funds productively if they were available, but are often denied access to financing. This impedes their creation and growth. The "financing gap" was the subject of the OECD Global Conference on "Better Financing for Entrepreneurship & SME Growth", held in Brasilia, Brazil in March 2006. This book presents a synthesis of the Conference discussions on the credit and equity financing gaps, as well as on private equity definitions and measurements. It also offers a selection of papers given by some of the key stakeholders (SMEs, government and financial institutions) confronting these important issues.



Technical Workshop on Private Equity Definitions and Measurements

The purpose of the Workshop for Private Equity Definitions and Measurement is to promote discussion and seek agreement from participants to the development of standard definitions for venture capital. The workshop will also consider the two broad frameworks for measurement that have developed: those promoted by the Private Equity Industry Guidelines Group and international guidelines based around the work of several European venture capital associations. This paper will consider the key concepts underlying the two sets of valuation guidelines with a view to drawing out similarities and key differences. This paper was prepared to frame the discussions held at this workshop. It was sent in advance to all speakers and discussants of the Workshop.


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