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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 Parth C

Apr 25, 2020

Amazing course for beginners in Private Equity.


Aug 28, 2017

good for induction. SMARTstart is a great tool.

By Ted T

Sep 1, 2016

Great Course!!! Very helpful for practical use!

By Federica G

Jan 17, 2016

Very clear and complete overview of the sector.

By hamzah u

Jul 29, 2021

g​reat insight into and ever growing industry!

By Ermanno M

Apr 19, 2021

Highky recommended, especially to consultants!

By Giacomo G

Nov 29, 2020

Excellent learning course, fantastic professor

By Thomas K

Oct 30, 2020

One of the best courses on Coursera I believe.

By Raul P

Sep 23, 2020

Thank you, an amazing teacher for this course

By edgar a

May 18, 2020

Nice introduction. Course materials are clear.

By Ashiram K

Sep 5, 2019

The best course on understanding the PE world.

By Karan S C

Dec 13, 2018

Fantastic course to understand the PE process.

By Romain d L T

Nov 17, 2016

Great teacher, great course. Thank you so much

By Oksana M

Jul 15, 2021

Very well constructed, and super informative.

By Luning G

May 18, 2021

great course but will be better if covers LBO


Apr 5, 2021

Very interesting course about private equity.

By Anton Z

Oct 7, 2020

Really quick and understandable! Many thanks!

By Fabian F

Jun 19, 2020

Met the expactations, clear and to the point.

By Tavishi K

Mar 25, 2020

Had an amazing experience learning the course

By Liu Q

Oct 22, 2016

Great introduction course for private equity.

By Mihir I

Nov 22, 2021

​Great Course on Comprehending the VC World.

By Cécile z

Sep 20, 2021

Very clear landscape and introduction for PE


Mar 4, 2021

Very Clear and simple for someone who begin.

By George K

Jan 8, 2021

Very complete course!! Strongly recommended.

By Gabriel L

Dec 19, 2019

A very simple and efficient way of teaching!