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Private Equity and Venture Capital, Università Bocconi

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About this Course

The course deals with the analysis of the private equity and venture capital business. Over the course, students will be provided with a deep understanding of the mechanism underpinning the creation and/or development of a firm and the financial support it can get from the financial system through venture capital investment. The course tries to discover how special financial intermediaries (called private equity investors) finance through equity companies belonging to different stages of their life-cycle, starting from the very beginning (startup and early stage) to a more mature phase (i.e. expansion, mature age, etc.) or also staying into crises and decline. Private equity (named venture capital when the company is in the first phases of its life cycle) deals with very different activities, such as scouting, advisory, deal-making, valuation, and financing as financial intermediaries see it. COURSE SYLLABUS The course is made up of four different modules: WEEK 1 - Introduction to Private Equity and Venture Capital WEEK 2 - Discovering Private Equity Investors: Legal Issues and Taxation WEEK 3 - Management of Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds WEEK 4 - Company Valuation And Deal Making In Private Equity Settings WEEK 5 - Final Test Throughout the course, guest speakers and practitioners will be interviewed to provide some examples of concrete applications of the contents presented. RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND An understanding of the basic concepts of corporate financing accounting principles is required, while prior knowledge of private equity and venture capital is not required however it is recommended, as this is a course designed to introduce you to the fundamental concepts in private equity and venture capital....

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By AM

Dec 04, 2015

Amazing course! Thank you very much, Stefano Caselli, for a such wonderful content and perfect presenting. I took a lot of very useful and practical information from it.\n\nI do appreciate it. Thanks!

By AS

Jul 04, 2017

Very good course to understand the basics. I now have a solid platform to learn more advanced topics in this field. The best aspect of the course is its structured approach of slides and information.

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By Ashitosh Shinde

Mar 19, 2019

Very Interactive and full of knowledge! Thank you very much!!!

By Deleted Account

Mar 19, 2019

This course is amazing and very helpful for beginners who want to study about Private Equity

By Joe Barile

Mar 18, 2019

Very detailed in equity value calculations.

By João Pedro Pereira de Campos

Mar 16, 2019

Complete, organized and nice course. For sure, one of the courses you will enjoy doing! There are experts in the foruns ready to give a complete explanation about what you need to know in the subject treated.

By Rosco Graves

Mar 15, 2019

Good course. There are some typos on the quizzes in the translation to English that impact the questions and answers but the content is well thought out and informative.

By Ivan Kormaník

Mar 11, 2019

Very practical introduction to some of the concepts. Well explained. Thank you.

By Gordon Thompson

Mar 11, 2019

I found the course very informative and enjoyed working through the material. Thank you

By Mindaugas

Mar 10, 2019

Great course! The only struggle was going through the formulas too fast (if you are not used to finance and abbreviations) - for some users it could be too advanced and confusing. Otherwise, great stuff!

By Rupesh Sah

Mar 08, 2019

Very fruitful

By Umar Qureshi

Mar 07, 2019

Very interesting and deep. Provides all around view of VCPE. Better than few other VCPE courses. Course is structured really well. Highly recommend it.