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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 Mihai E

Nov 8, 2016

Excellent course, with a lot of useful information, structured in an easy-to-learn way.

By Vanessa L

Oct 5, 2022

Very good introduction of PE/VC class, require basic understanding of financial concept

By Ish T

Jul 26, 2021

Really interesting, intense and fun course! Well paced and informative. I learned a lot!

By Vitchaya C

Jun 7, 2021

Very useful course. hopefully, there'll be more case studies to analyse by the lecturer.

By Jeff B

Jun 14, 2020

Excellent instructor who explains all aspects of Private Equity Investment with clarity.

By Priyal L

Apr 28, 2020

Its a course that help you know about the venture capital and private equity in detail.!

By Molly O

Apr 20, 2020

A European perspective of PE/VC, valuable global insight into how other markets operate.

By Christofel G

Jan 9, 2020

One of the best financial course I ever attend. Wish more people experience this course.

By 杨薇薇

Aug 24, 2019

Thanks for sharing the great knowledge of investment of EU and US, it is very helpful !

By Federico M

Dec 31, 2021

Solid and interesting course on the basics of the Private Equity industry. Recommended

By Vito T

Jun 11, 2020

Great course! I would have done a little longer just adding some formulas and exercises

By Gordon T

Mar 11, 2019

I found the course very informative and enjoyed working through the material. Thank you

By Johannes H

Nov 23, 2017

Super hands-on approach. Loved the video lessons. Perfect to prepare for PE interviews.

By Thijs D

Aug 14, 2022

Thanks very much for the well-structured and well-written overview of the PE industry.

By Rahmanda N

Jul 31, 2021

Very nice! it is balanced between theoritical and practical aspect, Thankyou very much

By Matteo M

Oct 3, 2020

Really insightful yet practical, the right balance between completeness and complexity

By Sean M H

Apr 18, 2020

Easy to follow and very well written considering the dryness at times of the material.

By Tommaso P

Feb 1, 2021

This course is really useful even for people with not so strong financial background.

By kamal s

Aug 9, 2020

Very good introduction course for the knowledge of Private equity and venture capital

By Rajib K G

Jul 31, 2020

Very useful course in today's world. Tutoral used is very effective and descriptive.

By Lauris B

Apr 26, 2020

Very good and informative course. Provides a good general understanding. I recommend.

By Gilles G

Apr 17, 2020

Good material, lectures, learned a lot in an easy and friendly way. Thanks for this !

By Deborah C

Feb 2, 2020

Excellent teacher and the coursera tools are greats.

Exemples are part of the program.

By Maciej

Nov 30, 2022

Very nicely explained and it also covers on high level all the main PE and VC topics

By Moh M O V

Mar 15, 2022

very amazing course that treat all the aspects of Private equity

i really enjoyed it