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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....

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TP
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.

WO
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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Aug 1, 2017

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Jul 29, 2021

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By Fabio M

Feb 14, 2021

It's a really interesting course and very well presented. The first week is about the fundamental concepts of Private Equity (PE) and the benefits that PE has as an alternative way of financing. The second week is about the most famous and used vehicles of PE investment (such as Closed-End Funds, SPACs, Buiseness Angel). The third week focuses on how is the decission process for the PE investor (research, comparision, managing-monitoring). And the last week shows you 2 famous and very used models of valuation that Corporative Finance has.

In my opinion, regardless being a short course, the course provides you a good knowledge base in the world of Coporative Finance (and dont forget that you can acces to all the contents and do exams without spending a dollar)

By Jumana B

May 26, 2016

Very nice compilation of the concept and practices in private equity market currently.

A couple of concepts/jargons which I thought should have been touched upon were pre-money valuation, post money valuation, while the actual practice of arriving at the number of shares, was explain but no reference to the jargon was made.

Also some understanding on concepts of liquidity discount, small size discount and control premium should have been touched upon in case of equity valuation which is quite relevant in case of valuation in small unlisted companies.

Some more elaboration in the area of role and functioning of the investment committee could also be interesting.

On the whole quite comprehensive, relevant and interesting.

Regards,

Jumana

By Ruslan K

Mar 18, 2018

First of all, I would like to thank Mr. Stefano Coselli, for the course. The course provide good general overview on how PE works, why PE is needed, benefits for VBC and good overview of the PE business framework and process. THe course will be very interesting for entrepreneurs and students that considers to work in PE business. I would be happy to see a bit more detailed insights on the negotiation process (letter of intent, NDA, NBO, Binding offer, signing, closing), deal structuring (ofshore/onshore, tax issues etc) and management process (rights need to be set out in the shareholders agreement etc).

By Deepankar U

May 1, 2020

This course is very insightful for any one who wants to know the details of The PE world. The course's Mentor Mr. Guenter H. Leonhardt is very dedicated and experienced person who answers every small to big questions. I want to thank him for that. He always answers in detail that too on a very regular basis especially during COVID-19. There needs to be some improvement in some parts of the course. The study material in the slides is not explained in the videos. It is just as repeating every word in the slides and not adding any new . Every word is same. Apart from it overall the course is worth a shot.

By Irina A

Feb 28, 2019

Thank you for the great course, it was very helpful. The only thing that I would like to suggest to improve is to provide a bit more details on concepts rather than mostly formulas without detailing what it in particularly means. One small example: In VCM approach the TV = Year N net income * P/E ratio, you can always apply just the formula to get the number, but not everyone will understand the concept behind. Also, would be great to add more practical info resources to use while making valuations, e.g. where to find market multiples, beta, etc.

Even though, my experience was very positive. Thank you!

By Clément R

Apr 30, 2019

A fairly good introduction to Venture Capital and Private Equity (PE). The course gives you a good helicopter view of what is PE and how it works. It focuses on main characteristics definitions, structures, tax treatment and investment process. The course is mostly for beginners and in my opinion too superficial for investment professionals. Especially when it comes valuation in investment process.

The author should review the learning material because it is full of typos.

A good course overall if you haven't heard about PE before.