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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!


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.

I do appreciate it. Thanks!

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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

By Daniel B

May 14, 2020

Very interesting and enjoyable course with brilliant explanations of complex topics.

By Max

Jan 5, 2020

- very good explanations and examples

-very easy to understand this complex procedure

By Hristo D N

Sep 12, 2019

Very informative and well structured course! The lecturer does a great job, as well!

By Pablo J V

Nov 17, 2022

Very good and recomendable course to get into the world of PE. You will learn a lot

By Pietro G

Oct 5, 2022

The best way, in my opinion, to start a Private Equity and Venture Capital career.

By Ramanath L

Jan 28, 2021

Good course. Well presented. Metrics for valuation an important part of the course.

By Dolly M

Jun 21, 2020

The course was informative and gained various insights which will be highly useful.

By Muhammad F K

Jun 12, 2020

Nice, To Point. Sometimes Little Difficult To Garb Things, But Overall Nice Course.

By Vasilios D

May 7, 2020

Great intro class to PE & VC. The learning method and examples were helpful for me.

By Bertrand K

Feb 6, 2019

Very clear and engaging course. Would have hoped for more advanced content, though.

By Jei Y P

Aug 27, 2016

This course contains a lot of good sources and it is so helpful. You can't miss it!

By Abayomi A

May 23, 2022

It's an amazing course. It lays an amazing foundation for people to break into vc

By guilhem d t

Apr 22, 2022

Very interesting and it permitted me to learn more about PE and all the mechanism

By Joshua A

Sep 6, 2021

very rich course content.......teaching style and delivery also excellent........

By Alberto C

Dec 24, 2020

I'm very glad to have attended this course. Clear explanation and well structured.

By Gregory P

Jul 22, 2020

Wow, I learned a lot from this course. I can't wait to use some of these concepts.

By Amir E

Jun 6, 2020

Very good course wiith a lot of fundementals and details. It's very well explained

By Kaikui W

Dec 15, 2015

This is an introduction to PE. How it works? The basic framework of starting a PE.

By Caleb L

Jun 6, 2022

The course is very good and it's quite easy to understand the materials provided.

By Serge P

Jan 1, 2021

A very interesting course to better understand Private Equity and Venture Capital