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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.\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 Will S

Dec 12, 2017

Good course, gives a better than average understanding of PE & VC

By Stefan Y

Apr 10, 2020

Challenging English form the videos. Too generic knowledge.

By Abhishek P

Feb 20, 2019

More practical examples on excel modeling would be better.

By Ivan S

Nov 27, 2016

There is not enough material. Course should be longer.

By Konstantin B

Jan 27, 2019

I think there should be some homework


May 28, 2020

More Projects could have been added

By Tashfin T

May 7, 2020

Should have been more detailed

By Puti S

Oct 18, 2015


By Ritwik S

Mar 29, 2019


By Greta S

Dec 9, 2020

The course definitely contains a lot of useful information. However, maybe it's a personal impression, yet it wasn't provided in the most convenient way. It was slightly too much talking and not enough of visuals, charts and tables. Showing the calculations is always clearer when actual excel is shown, rather than just a formula from a book.

I have done Infrastructure course from Bocconi and I found it significantly more useful, even if I am more interested in PE than Infra topic on its own.

By Andrew R

Aug 1, 2020

Gives VERY detailed and complex calculations at the end, without a lot of explanation for what the terms actually mean. I took this hoping it was an intro course for entrepreneurs to understand investments, equity, etc, and it seemed WAY more advanced and from the perspective of a Private Equity Investor, rather than an entrepreneur.

By Burhan D

Jun 8, 2020

Outdated, calculation errors, better explanation of math bits

By Fra B

Nov 26, 2020

Bad Grammar and Typos in tests

By Pratham D

Jul 5, 2021

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