Joint Venture Lifespans on the Rise – Three Findings


By James Bamford | March 26, 2018
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Water Street Partners conducted an in-depth analysis of JV lifespans which challenges and updates certain assumptions and beliefs about JV endurance and evolution. Specifically, we randomly selected from the Thomson Reuters SDC Database 1000 JVs formed between 1985 and 2000. Of these 1000 JVs, we were able to find sufficient public information on the structure and current status on 600 JVs, which we analyzed on various dimensions. Below are three major findings from our analysis, each of which has important implications for dealmakers and executives charged with governing JVs.

Water Street Partners conducted an in-depth analysis of JV lifespans which challenges and updates certain assumptions and beliefs about JV endurance and evolution. Specifically, we randomly selected from the Thomson Reuters SDC Database 1000 JVs formed between 1985 and 2000. Of these 1000 JVs, we were able to find sufficient public information on the structure and current status on 600 JVs, which we analyzed on various dimensions. Below are three major findings from our analysis, each of which has important implications for dealmakers and executives charged with governing JVs.

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Keywords: Joint Venture Lifespan Data, Analysis of Joint Venture Lifespan, Joint Venture Termination, Joint Ventures Ending in Buyout, Asset Joint Ventures vs Business Joint Ventures, When and How Joint Ventures Terminate. 

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