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CAGR

Compound Annual Growth Rate. The year over year growth rate applied to an investment or other aspect of a firm using a base amount.

Call Option

The right to buy a security at a given price (or range) within a specific time period.

Capital (or Assets) Under Management

The amount of capital available to a fund management team for venture investments.
The total dollar value of capital resources, both invested and un-invested, in a private equity fund or market as a whole.

Capital Available for Investment

The total dollar value of Capital Under Management less those resources that have already been invested by a private equity fund. Also known as liquidity. In the case of Labour-sponsored Venture Capital Corporations, reserves required by statutes are not included in liquidity calculations.

Capital Call

Also known as a draw down – When a venture capital firm has decided where it would like to invest, it will approach its investors in order to “draw down” the money. The money will already have been pledged to the fund but this [...]

Capital Commitment

Resources flowing from individual, institutional and other external sources to private equity funds.

Capital Gains

The difference between an asset’s purchase price and selling price, when the selling price is greater. Long-term capital gains (on assets held for a year or longer) are taxed at a lower rate than ordinary income.
The proceeds obtained on the sale of assets.

Capitalization Table

Also called a “Cap Table”, this is a table showing the total amount of the various securities issued by a firm. This typically includes the amount of investment obtained from each source and the securities distributed — e.g. common and preferred shares, options, warrants, etc. — and respective capitalization ratios.

Capitalize

To record an outlay as an asset (as opposed to an Expense), which is subject to depreciation or amortization.

Captive funds

A venture capital firm owned by a larger financial institution, such as a bank.

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