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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 Okafor Chinyere

May 26, 2019

Amazing content. It gave me a deeper and more detailed understanding of PE and VC

By Romain Schermuly

May 25, 2019

Excellent course. It helped me to know more about Private Equity. I liked the approach both technical and practical.

By Oj

May 24, 2019

Really nicely done, the content is very interesting for someone who finds the startup ecosystem fascinating

By Philip Gordon Hugh Longley

May 21, 2019

Very Enjoyable.

By Saverio Saitta

May 20, 2019

Great course!

By Yifu Liu

May 16, 2019

The course is well structured from the academic perspective, but can be improved by adding more real-life examples.

By Marina Jelezova

May 14, 2019

Good course for a starter in Private Equity, overview of the different cycles, formats and basics of modelling

By Felix Tavera

May 13, 2019

Very good introductory course to this complex subject. Videos are well explained and material is simple but sufficient. On the down side, I just felt that the lat module was a bit unstructured and that evaluations were not very numeric, even when a couple of modules do go into detail for numeric examples of exercises

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May 11, 2019

Very Good!

By Xue Pei

May 08, 2019

Let me know more about it. Really a great course!