An Original Equity Requirement Estimation Model
In recent years, the question of whether the growth of Italian SMEs, and young, innovative firms in particular, is being restricted by a lack of equity capital, and if so to what extent, has attracted the attention of both researchers and practitioners. The main aim of this chapter is to identify and verify the causes that generate financial needs to be covered by equity, and to estimate the absolute and relative size of the investment required.
KeywordsEquity Capital Current Asset Financial Debt Capital Intensity Financing Requirement
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