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joint venture

n. A cooperative partnership between two individuals or businesses in which profits and risks are shared

joint venture

n. a venture by a partnership or conglomerate designed to share risk or expertise; "a joint venture between the film companies to produce TV shows"

Joint venture

A joint venture (JV) is a business entity created by two or more parties, generally characterized by shared ownership, shared returns and risks, and shared governance. Most joint ventures are incorporated, although some, as in the oil and gas industry, are "unincorporated" joint ventures that mimic a corporate entity. Key elements of a joint venture's design include: 1) the number of parties; 2) the geographic, product, technology and value-chain scope within which the JV will operate; 3) the contributions of the parties; 4) the structural form (each country has specific options, e.g. in the U.S. the main options are a C Corporation or an LLC/partnership structure); 5) the valuation of initial contributions and ownership split among the parties; 6) the economic arrangements, post-deal (e.g. Is the joint venture intended to general profits vs. operate as a cost-sharing or production-sharing venture; if a for-profit entity, will the parties share profits in proportion to equity ownership, or some other way?); 7) governance and control; 8) Talent/HR model (will the Jv have its own staff on own payroll vs. second staff from the parent companies; 9) contractual arrangements with the parent companies for inputs, outputs or services; 10) exit and evolution provisions?

Companies typically pursue joint ventures for one of four reasons: to access a new market, particularly emerging markets; to gain scale efficiencies by combining assets and operations; to share risk for major investments or projects; or to access skills and capabilities.

In European law, the term 'joint venture' (or joint undertaking) is an elusive legal concept, better defined under the rules of company law. In France, the term 'joint venture' is variously translated '' 'association d'entreprises', 'entreprise conjointe', 'coentreprise' or 'entreprise commune'.'' In Germany, 'joint venture' is better represented as a 'combination of companies' (Konzern).

With individuals, when two or more persons come together to form a temporary partnership for the purpose of carrying out a particular project, such partnership can also be called a joint venture where the parties are "co-venturers".

The venture can be a business JV (for example, Dow Corning), a project/asset JV intended to pursue one specific project only, or a JV aimed at defining standards or serving as an "industry utility" that provides a narrow set of services to industry participants.

Some major joint ventures include Dow Corning, MillerCoors, Sony Ericsson, Penske Truck Leasing, and Owens-Corning.

Joint Venture (album)

Joint Venture is a compilation album released by the Kottonmouth Kings on November 15, 2005. It contains new Kottonmouth Kings songs, remixes, and songs by Kingspade, One Session, and Daddy X. The album peaked at #193 on the Billboard 200 and #13 on the Top Independent Albums charts during the week of December 3, 2005.

Joint Venture (disambiguation)

Joint Venture may refer to:

  • A joint venture, an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together
  • Joint Venture, the eleventh album by the Kottonmouth Kings
  • HSV-X1 Joint Venture, a high-speed catamaran operated by the United States Navy and Army between 1998 and 2004

Usage examples of "joint venture".

The fact that he was now a multimillionaire CEO of an Israeli petroleum company in a historic joint venture with Ibrahim Sa'id and Jon Bennett, now an advisor to the president of the United States, was even more remarkable.

Whatever happened to Zina was a tragedy, but we hope it doesn't affect the joint venture.

It was the American International Herald Tribune, always a good source of news since it was a joint venture of The Washington Post and The New York Times, which were together two of the most skilled intelligence services in the world, if a little too arrogant to be the true professionals Sergey Nikolay'ch and his people were.

Arkady said, 'You needed a foreign partner for the joint venture and it was easier to create one than find one.