Centro de Investigaciones Económicas - CINVE

Thesis and Dissertations
  • External Equity Financing of Agrifood Firms

    Mario P. Mondelli

    11/2011

    Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, EUA. ABSTRACT: This dissertation investigates the determinants that influence a firm‘s decision to use external private equity in agriculture. Scholars have recognized the benefits of external equity finance for agricultural firms (i.e., capital derived from a source other than retained earnings and existing owners) and the use of external equity in agriculture has increased since 1990. This is important because this source of capital allows farms to exploit business opportunity, particularly for companies that pose risks that discourage debt capital, and because private equity…

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