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About the 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....

Top reviews

Oct 26, 2019

Excellent content, and superb slides.\n\nPlease check the quality of the English in the slides, and also in the quiz questions. Many quiz questions were difficult to understand because of the English.

Jul 14, 2019

The content of the course is really helpful and touches on the very important subjects in Private Equity and Venture Capital. The delivery by the Professor Stefano Caseli is also fantastic. Thank you!

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May 18, 2020

Nice the content in the videos is nice and i have learn some new points from this course from coursera

By Dimitrios C

Aug 7, 2017

The course gives a very good theoretical background of the topic but it doesn't go deep into details.

By Sehar M

Jul 3, 2019

Good course overall. Some of the interviews seemed outdated (for eg with reference to market views)

By Efrosini P

Dec 13, 2015

Very good and interesting course although there was not much feedback and replies by the Unversity.

By Max-Emilien W

May 31, 2020

Great thank you ! may be some maths exercises could be added to train ourselves Before the test 😎

By Siddhartha K

Apr 22, 2018

It's a good course and a very interesting one but I faced a bit of problem with the pronunciation.

By Akshay M

Jul 2, 2020

Great course. Got to learn about PEI and VCI so much in detail. Crisp and well explained videos.

By Sweta D

Apr 18, 2016

I liked this course for the basics. Just wish that a few more examples were given for practice.

By Somanshu M

Feb 10, 2020

Very good course to know more about PE and VC

Financial needs of a company at different stages

By j v

Apr 26, 2017

Overall great class, however, I'd have enjoyed more quantitative exercises and problem sets.

By Laura T G C

Aug 29, 2021

Algunas cosas no están tan bien explicadas teniendo en cuenta que es un curso introductorio

By Quyen B

Aug 14, 2020

This course provides a good foundation on the concept of PE, finance and industry dynamics.

By Elias

Nov 3, 2016

Well constructed course with a large amount of information to initiate your journey in PEI

By Paul E L

Sep 8, 2021

It was pretty good. I have learned a bit about private equity and venture capital so far.

By Giacomo L

Mar 2, 2020

So interesting. But a real case could be better than only theoretical slides and numbers.

By Ronny G

Sep 8, 2020

More practical tasks that are solved together with the professor in video would be good.

By Marius G

Aug 9, 2020

God course for the fundamentals but nothing special. I liked the last session the most,

By Munhuwaani P N

Feb 2, 2020

Very good introductory course, which give a good foundation for work and further study

By sherry K

Mar 13, 2018

accent is a problem to learning and I have to watch the subtitles during this course.

By Jai

Nov 12, 2015

Excellent course anybody who wants a deep understanding of the private equity sector.

By Carlos A G

Mar 23, 2016

The content is amazing and is good to watch professors from outside the anglo world.

By Max B

May 21, 2018

Short but practical - good for those new to the VC / PE world and want an overview


May 7, 2020

some more reading and real-life examples are needed, explanations were very good.

By Mohammed D

Apr 21, 2020

Amazing Course but please be even more detailed with respect to solving problems.

By Giuseppe C

Aug 27, 2018

Sometimes terminology used in the course differs from the one used in the quizzes