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1,430 reviews

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.\n\nI do appreciate it. Thanks!

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 Joe B

Apr 12, 2021

Super summary and very useful overview. Thank-you so much!


Sep 9, 2020

Gran opción para adentrarnos en el mundo de Private Equity

By Mario M

Apr 25, 2018

Excellent content, complete material and clear exposition.

By Nick S

Sep 14, 2021

N​ice course. I learned something and it was challenging.

By Stefano S

Oct 5, 2020

Great learning experience with a best in class professor!

By Yevhenii P

Sep 19, 2020

Thank you very much. Easy to follow and so much to learn.

By Lam L W

Jul 11, 2020

Very clear structure. Explanations of concepts are great!

By Sergio A

Jan 6, 2020

Broad and easy to capture overview of the VC and PE world

By Fernando J M

Dec 19, 2017

A course taught with a lot of enthusiasm and proactively.

By Dr.Chandil K G

Nov 17, 2017

Very useful and I could relate to my working environment.

By Li T

Jan 1, 2016

very useful knowledge, but the accent is hard to follow.

By Sriram K

Mar 22, 2020

It was a exceptionally organized, structured and taught.

By Louis S D

Feb 15, 2020

Very informative and really useful course. Gained a lot.

By Andreas D M

Oct 23, 2016

Awesome course! Extremely good insights and very useful.

By Alexandre M

Feb 28, 2016

Excellent course with a great teacher. Alexandre Mathias

By arvind c

Jun 28, 2020

great course give in depth knowledge of venture capital

By Matteo B

Jun 15, 2020

Clear and very structured teaching. Great for learning.

By Yemnga N

Jan 11, 2019

Amazing course. Very clear exemple and practical course

By Harinder Y

Jun 2, 2018

Excellent course for beginners in the PE & VC industry.

By Covadonga B C

Nov 3, 2020

Very complete and useful! Much better than I imagined.

By shikhar p

Feb 9, 2020

fantastic than you bocconi university and prof stefano

By Tim Y

Oct 7, 2019

Detailed and in-depth course of PE. Highly recommended

By Alexey I

Apr 6, 2019

Great course, very useful introduction to the PE world

By Yong-Cheng O

Apr 3, 2016

A simple yet comprehensive course for the uninitiated.


Nov 1, 2021

V​ery well organized and clear. I highly recomend it.