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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


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!


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.

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By Mohammed K

Jun 16, 2020

Great overall learning experience and very well explained and in-depth coverage of the portion

By hugo

Apr 30, 2020

the prof explained everything clearly, including the whole ecosystem and the valuation methods


Jan 31, 2021

As always with Bocconi education everything is clear, well structured and very understandable


Aug 24, 2020

The perfect crisp and clean course to begin your journey in Private Financing and Investment.

By Arpita S

Jul 28, 2020

I learn a lot from this course that helps me always further in my finance career... Thank you

By ali

Nov 15, 2015

Very good course to learn about VC and PE. Very good professor, knowledgeable and articulate.

By Om K

May 1, 2022

T​his course significantly improves my understandings on private equity and venture capital.

By Yadhu P

Jun 28, 2021

Very interesting course on private equity investing. Got a lot of insight about the subject.

By Antoine F

Dec 5, 2020

Very complete and concrete ! I liked it a lot because I learnt so many thinhs. Thank you !!!

By Nithin P

Jul 5, 2020

Stefano Caselli is one the best lecturer and he makes things easier to understand. Thank you

By Apolline B

May 25, 2020

Very complete and well-structured course ! The slides are also really clear and easy to use.

By Shubhranshu P

Apr 5, 2019

Very Helpful in covering the basics, with practical examples, practice cases and interviews.

By Deleted A

Mar 19, 2019

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

By Jan-Peter N

Jan 22, 2018

Excellent videos and course material. Really impressed about the quality of online learning!

By Vinayak k

May 24, 2017

The simulator was a real surprise. Realized so many non-financial parameters impact results.

By Nastasha V

Jan 30, 2022

Great Teacher ! The content was amazing, I loved the exercises and the speakers! Thank you!

By Remi Y

May 5, 2021

I enjoyed the course. I learned a lot. Very pedagogical. Excellente professor. I recommend.

By Chantreau P

Nov 4, 2020

Super introduction to the PE world ! I strongly recommend for students in Finance as me !!!

By Ayomide J

Jul 13, 2020

An excellent course for newbies who are interested in private equity and Venture capital.

By Tommaso C

Jun 19, 2020

Very good course! it teaches how PE and VC work and how important they are in today economy

By Mirko T

Nov 10, 2017

best course ever joined until now. Great explanations, great slides, great exercises. 10/10

By Prakash S

Apr 22, 2017

Comprehensive enough. The last part was slightly off and unsolicited. Enjoyed, nonetheless.

By jose c c

Sep 16, 2021

This course is simple, straightforward and go to the point. Just as business should be...!


Jul 6, 2020

Faculty very good, course very complex made very easy read ,,,thank you for putting it up!

By Shikha G

Dec 31, 2019

It is a great learning course for newbies trying to get their head around the VC & PE worl