Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Economics and Finance
Benjamin Blau (Committee Chair)
This paper examines the stock price reaction to the addition of corporate venture capital arms to publicly traded companies. Referencing venture capital resources, corporate press release announcements of the addition of CVC arms were hand collected. I calculate the cumulative abnormal returns (CARs) surrounding press release announcement dates and find immediate stock market reactions, positively increasing stock prices compared to the overall market. I further perform placebo event studies at random dates and with direct competitors using the same announcement dates and find no significant results. These findings suggest that corporate venture capital increases company valuation and that financial markets positively value corporate venture capital arms.
Lyman, Joshua, "Corporate Venture Capital and Its Effects on Company Valuation - An Analysis of the Additions of CVC Arms" (2021). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1554.
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