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Institutional Determinants of Private Equity Market in Czech Republic

Vol. 10, No 4, 2017

Martina Skalická Dušátková,

 

Brno University of Technology, 

Brno, Czech Republic,

E-mail: skalicka@fbm.vutbr.cz

 

Institutional Determinants of Private Equity Market in Czech Republic

 

Marek Zinecker,

 

Brno University of Technology, 

Brno, Czech Republic,

E-mail: zinecker@fbm.vutbr.cz


Tomáš Meluzín,

 

Brno University of Technology, 

Brno, Czech Republic,

E-mail: meluzint@fbm.vutbr.cz

 

 

 


 

Abstract. A well-functioning private equity and venture capital market is affected by a range of institutional aspects. This study intends to answer the question on what is the current tax and legal environment for private equity and venture capital investments in Czech Republic as previous studies have emphasized that a rather poor scope of resources available. Qualitative data with content analysis proved to be the best way to assess the institutional framework. Data collection methods cover a comparative analysis of scientific literature documents and reports, as well as primary data from interviews with experts in the industry. The results of both secondary and primary data analysis were categorized and serious gaps in the institutional framework were identified and discussed. Our results indicate that the issue of legal and organisational structure suitable for private equity and venture capital funds may be resolved through a national equivalent to a Limited Partnership which has already been adopted into Czech law. However, a tax handicap was identified implying that it is necessary to amend the tax legislation so that the legal regulation extends the tax exemption. Another amendment should then be directed towards eliminating or mitigating the barriers imposed on pension. We believe that our findings provide valuable implications for the government, banks, stock exchanges and venture capital industry while formulating new strategies how to increase the level of investments in this specific environment of Czech Republic.

 

Received: December, 2016

1st Revision: March, 2017

Accepted: June, 2017

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2017/10-4/7

JEL ClassificationB25, G24, K23

Keywords: new institutional economics; private equity; venture capital; tax and legal environment; private equity fund structures