Existing share

Existing shares will be rated higher when new shares are issued by a corporation.

Venture capital companies are usually very well-informed with respect to the earnings position of the company in which they have invested. If it becomes known that a venture capital company wishes to sell its participation in a company, potential buyers are often suspicious – and with good reason.

For this reason, venture capital companies have four exit options: buyback, trade -sale, secondary purchase, and Going Public.

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