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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

Dec 3, 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!

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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By Pratik K

Oct 18, 2019

Extremely good course to develop an understanding of how private equity works

By Mohammad S

Mar 17, 2017

Very Very good course to learn in effective and efficient manner.............

By Lukáš K

Jan 10, 2016

Very well structured course offering the insight into the world of PE and VC.

By Patrick B

Jan 3, 2016

Very professional and concise course to get an overview over the PE industry.

By Verdié

Apr 18, 2021

very clear and easy to undertand the philosophy and the tools of PE and VC's

By Janvi S

Apr 25, 2020


By Mario C

Apr 16, 2020

Great introductory course to the world of Private Equity and Venture Capital

By Ivy L

Jul 7, 2019

Excellent guidance and explanation and the instructor gave good explanation.

By Pablo H M

Mar 26, 2018

brilliant course, highly informative, clear structure, and clear information

By Armando G E S

Nov 27, 2016

Nice course, with a complete overview of PE environment and strategic focus.

By E. S S

Dec 18, 2015

Very interesting course, provided insight into the private equity situation.

By Sagar S K

Jun 30, 2021

Thank you Professor Stefano Caselli, Thank you Bocconi, Thank you Coursera!

By William P

Feb 3, 2021

great course. You need to devote the necessary time to make it worthwhile.


Jun 3, 2020

Good Conceptual clarity and practical ideas for being a successful Investor

By Roselyn

Jul 9, 2019

Good content for newcomers to the industry or a refresher for the veterans.

By Paolo A

Jan 22, 2016

A complete introduction to PEI and VC. Incredibly useful to any startupper.

By Pankaj P

May 19, 2020

Great course, but I think could have been a little bit more comprehensive.

By shokoofeh k

Apr 15, 2020

This is an amazing course with loads of practical knowledge from industry.

By Fabrizio B

Mar 3, 2020

Very precise course, with well prepared slides and knowledge. Recommended.

By Quinten S T

Jan 29, 2020

Extremely valuable course for anyone wanting to enter the PE and VC space.

By Gary R

Jun 3, 2018

Although I a have worked with private equity and VCs for years, I learned.

By Alexander T

Aug 13, 2017

Excellent course on Private Equity with awesome slides and class materials

By Cristian F

Dec 13, 2020

Very well done course with the right balance between details and duration

By Antonio A

Oct 22, 2020

Well built course and prof. Caselli explains in a very comprehensive way.

By Monica I P

Jul 7, 2020

Excellent course to understand the dynamics of private equity investments