Selina Troesch Munster – Executives express a common concern when considering a corporate venture capital (“CVC”) unit: namely, market perception. Stock price is one potential sign of that perception, so two years ago we began studying the stock price of public companies with CVCs. Last year’s analysis of U.S. based public corporations on the “Global Corporate Venturing 2017 top 100 most active CVC list” showed that within our study, the median corporation’s stock price appreciated 42% more than the price of its listing index from the time of CVC unit establishment through the end of 2017. This year, in the third installment of the series, we refreshed the data as of June 28, 2019 and found that the stock price of the median U.S. corporation studied appreciated 21% more than the price of its listing index from the time of CVC unit establishment through the June 2019.
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