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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!


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 Lixin S

Jul 8, 2021

Great Experience

By Mahendra S

Jun 17, 2021

very indightful

By sai k

Mar 22, 2021

Excellent course


Jan 2, 2021

Cours complet !!

By Savitha.M

Nov 13, 2020

Awesome Learning

By Shantanu S

Aug 30, 2020

Great Professor!

By Marquis

May 25, 2020

Excellent Course

By Raban S

May 8, 2020

Great Course !!!

By greg c

Aug 16, 2018

Excellent course

By Nasiruddin L

May 25, 2018

Fantastic Course

By Akshay G

Mar 1, 2017

very good course

By Antonio D

Jul 13, 2016

Very interesting

By Pierre P

Apr 1, 2016

clear, synthetic

By Alejandro Q C

Nov 17, 2015

Muy recomendable

By Alfarze

Dec 27, 2021

Excellent cours

By Guido P

Sep 14, 2021

Amazing course!

By Victor V R

Aug 30, 2021

the best course

By Danilo M

Jul 9, 2021

great course!!

By Rahul G

May 4, 2021

Amazing Course.

By Gus C

Feb 22, 2021

Great course!!!

By Carlos M

Jul 3, 2020

Muy buen curso!


Apr 24, 2020

it was awesome.

By Luca V

Feb 16, 2020

Very effective.

By Andrea V

Apr 2, 2019

Very well done.