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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.

I 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 Florenz D

Nov 1, 2020

Super PowerPoint slides. Explanations is easy to understand. Good value for money

By Okafor C

May 26, 2019

Amazing content. It gave me a deeper and more detailed understanding of PE and VC

By Edmund D U

Sep 25, 2016

Very good course to understanding the world of Private Equity and Venture Capital

By Lilian B

Jul 9, 2021

Very clear, straight to the point, a very good first approach to the PE&VC world

By Francis F

Jun 9, 2021

The professor explained the concept nicely and it was a honor learning from him.


Jun 7, 2020

very helpful in learning of all aspects of venture capital and its calculations.

By Baudouin G

Apr 17, 2020

Very meaningful and understandable content, great professor!

Thank you very much!


Sep 10, 2019

An excellent course, I thoroughly enjoyed learning the inner workings of PE & VC

By Alice

Jun 18, 2019

Very helpful insight on the PE industry, really applicable as day-one on the job

By Franck A

May 22, 2018

A great PE and VC course with case studies, interviews and valuable excel files.

By Jose M P

Feb 12, 2018

Excellent course, really important to any entrepreneurial and financial proyect.

By Andrea B

Dec 20, 2017

The course provides a very clear view on PE's features, processes and mechanisms

By Prashant A

Jan 16, 2016

A great course laying the foundation of Private Equity & Venture Capital world.

By Luis A

Feb 13, 2023

Great course, fantastic facilitator and challenging tests, highly recommended !

By Ricardo D M

Aug 30, 2021

Excellent course! Well presented, informative and structured, highly recommend.

By Nurhayati A

Jun 29, 2021

It was tough but enjoying the lecturer's jovial sessions on the course concept.

By Kanwar S S

Jan 7, 2021

Very good course. Provides an excellent introduction and overview of PE and VC.

By Ivan K

Mar 11, 2019

Very practical introduction to some of the concepts. Well explained. Thank you.

By Lorenzo V

Jul 14, 2017

If you want to understand and go in deep in PV and VC this is the right course.

By Victor H S F

May 2, 2017

Great course, very helpful and good materials provided for study. Recommend it!


Feb 18, 2016

Useful to understand the difference between a Private Equity and Public Equity.

By Siddharth A

Jan 24, 2016

I found this very useful as I am transitioning from Banking to Private Equity..

By Dhairyashil W

Jan 18, 2022

It was a well- structured and most fundamental course for the early learners.

By Enrico Q

Jun 14, 2020

It was a very nice experience and I really enjoyed learning from Prof. Caselli

By Hammad H

Mar 30, 2020

Very Knowledgeable Courses, Obviously it will help me, in my startup business.