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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.

Please 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 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 Marc S

Aug 23, 2022

Very comprehensive, engaging and complete overview of Private Equity. Highly recommended!!!

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 Pierre C

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 Animah B

Sep 1, 2022

Thank you very much cousera for the great insight into Private Equity and Venture Capital.

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

By Jose M A

Oct 29, 2019

well explained, structured, very interesting and useful, seems to be high quality content.

By Edward K

Dec 2, 2018


But the valuations section needs to be done in a better way. Good course though.

By Khyati B

Nov 12, 2015

very concise and to the point. just the type of introduction to PE that I was looking for!

By Antonio C d S L

Aug 24, 2022

Excellent course. Plaint of explanations and provides practical hints. I do recommend it!

By Samuel K K

Sep 29, 2020

Great content to begin your journey of understanding in this part of the capital markets.

By Greg M

May 30, 2020

Great overview of differences in North American and European private equity requirements.

By Mahedi H O

Apr 26, 2020

This course is a great refresher to venture capital and private equity methods. Loved it!

By Alexander V

Nov 14, 2019

Good overview of private equity and venture capital. I am very much enjoying this course!

By Romolo C

Mar 15, 2018

Excellent course, very nice format, few key concepts delivered in a very effective manner