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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.\n\nPlease 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 Fani S T

Nov 11, 2018

Briliantlly structured course and an amazing professor! Thank you!

By Roman K

May 10, 2017

simply great course with a lot of useful informations/calculations

By Micael J

Jun 11, 2016

Really good course. I'd love to do a specialization in this topic.

By Saptarshi D

May 23, 2021

The most detailed course about private equity and venture capital


Oct 14, 2020

Very good explanation about the private equity and share holders.

By Robert D

Jun 28, 2017

Great course and videos with very helpful handouts and materials.

By Veronica H

Aug 9, 2021

V​ery clear structure to help even beginners to understand PEVC.

By Stefano S

Jul 29, 2020

Complete, easy to understand, well done. Interesting interviews.

By Joao V P P

Jul 4, 2020

The course gives a great introduction to the world of PE and VC.

By Ramnath R

Jun 4, 2020

Extremely lucid and simple explanation of the entire PE industry

By Evelien B

May 26, 2020

Very helpfull to create an overview of the private equity market

By Kayisha P

Jan 30, 2020

Very easy to follow. Instructor was clear and notes were concise

By Abhishek

Aug 24, 2017

Amazing course. Loved the way of teaching. Will surely recommend

By Davide M

Feb 10, 2016

really very interesting! Nice lessons, powerpoint and exercises!

By Nikhilkumar P

Jan 7, 2021

Provides a good overview of the private equity and VC industry.

By Andrei D

Apr 29, 2020

Great explanation of the subject in videos and class materials.

By Sylwester P T

Apr 16, 2020

Excellent course! I recommend it for everyone interested in PE.

By Michael S

Sep 6, 2019

Well structured course that gives a solid introduction into PE.

By Francisco R d S

Dec 25, 2017

Great compilation about the Private Equity and Venture Capital.

By Imran H

Jul 24, 2017

Excellent material and a very capable and experienced professor

By Gábor A K

Jan 23, 2022

One of the best courses I have ever taken. Highly recommended.

By dharanikumar

Oct 2, 2020

Very helpful and useful for PE investors and PE companies also

By Luca C

Apr 13, 2020

Very good course with good job from the professor in teaching!

By Ashitosh S

Mar 19, 2019

Very Interactive and full of knowledge! Thank you very much!!!

By Roger S

Jan 29, 2018

Very clear and insightful introduction to a fascinating topic.