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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 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

By Paresh A

Sep 8, 2021

An excellent coverage and content for a 101 level. Kudos! to the team.

By Alexandros G

Mar 23, 2021

Well organized course with a lot of details relative to Private Equity.

By Sacha B

Oct 15, 2020

Very interesting, covers a large amount of things to know for PE and VC

By Mauricio R R

Aug 23, 2020

Awesome! gonna apply it on my next deals (investment banking in Mexico)

By yelisetty v s

Jul 6, 2020

This is a very good course. I gained so much knowlede with this course.

By Fani A

Jun 10, 2020

I would be nice to have an update with market conditions in 2020 for PE

By mayukh m

May 9, 2020

A very detailed ad insightful course, especially the Valuation section.


Apr 23, 2020

Un cours très bien structuré avec des informations très enrichissantes.

By Dylan G S B

Nov 20, 2019

Excellent course. Provides thorough insight into the world of PE and VC

By Yulgan T d F L

Sep 8, 2019

Excelente professor and lectures. Very objetive on what really matters.

By James G

Mar 6, 2019

Really great material highlighting the most important areas of PE & VC.

By saleh a

Mar 22, 2018

Was so valuable to me in terms of knowledge materials and even lecturer

By Jane T

Jun 10, 2016

Difficult things laid out in an easy way to follow. A very good course.


Jun 10, 2022

Tres complet, agreable et concepts et fondamentux tres bien expliques!

By George T

Feb 9, 2021

Excellent presentation and deep analysis of the main topics of PE & VC

By Juan C B

Jul 5, 2020

Excelente curso para tener una aproximación intermedia al mundo del PE

By Robin D

May 29, 2020

Very informative, the professor speaks well and the structure is good.

By Annisa B K

Jul 19, 2016

The lecturer elaborates the course very clearly and easy to understand

By Armin K

Mar 14, 2016

The best material on Private Equity I found and I was searching long.

By arti b

Aug 19, 2022

Better understanding about privtae equity and venture capital market.