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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 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 Gustavo V

Oct 16, 2022

Very good course. I just wish there was a more recent (updated) edition.

By Liang L

Jul 2, 2022

very fundamental concepts in PE/VC and clear intro about the PE valuation

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

By Aldo M

May 16, 2020

Very interesting and educational to increase my knowledge of the PE world

By Trian H A

Feb 28, 2017

Implementable course. need more explained topics in developing countries.

By chloe c

Oct 1, 2016

It was a very helpfull course and really well explained by the professor.

By Danylo T

Oct 25, 2015

Would be very thankful for more courses on this topic! Thank You Bocconi!

By Tulio B

May 12, 2022

Good course that covers the basics of how the PE and VC industries work.

By Mo Z

May 7, 2022

Practical with the right amount of theory. Everything is well-explained.

By Sabrina L

Dec 28, 2021

Super cours très enrichissant et bien détaillé je recommande totalement

By Aldo E M

Jul 16, 2020

Great course provided by the best University in the world. See you soon.


May 21, 2020

Delivered with a touch of masterclass. A really enriching online course.

By Ricardo A B V P M

May 16, 2020

Great content and an engaging professor. Surely I recomend this program.

By Jurgen U

Jan 29, 2017

I wrote my opinion in a previous comment, but I forget give you 5 starts

By Venkatesh N

Feb 22, 2016

Brilliant Course to start from scratch in the world of new enterprise...

By Ricardo D

Nov 12, 2022

Great course which covers valuable material for a short period of time.

By Deliah F

Jun 3, 2022

Thank you for offering access to this very valuable knowledge for free!

By Arturo M O

Feb 17, 2022

It was a great course!! I learned a lot, it was what I was excpecting!!

By Volta A

Oct 25, 2021

A fantastic course, giving practical knowledge on the world of PE & VC.

By Eunike A

Oct 22, 2021

it's really detail for newbie like me. Thank you for the new knowledge