M&A with Venture Capitalists is the New R&D: CEO

Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 6:15 AM ET

The venture capital market took a hit over the past year as the global slowdown hit companies' ability to raise cash. "A lot less money goes into these early stage ventures," Julie Meyer, CEO of Ariadne Capital, said. M&A is the new R&D (research and development), she added.