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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


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.


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!

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By victor c

Feb 10, 2018

Very professionally deployed and organised.

By Rohan P

Oct 31, 2019

Very much insightful and apt for beginners

By Faizon u B

May 30, 2021

great course but module 4 needs some work

By Chan Y C S

Apr 22, 2020

Too simple, prefer more real life example


Aug 8, 2021

very well organised and very informative

By Hristo H D

Apr 7, 2020

The valuation was too briefly explained.

By Gaspar d S

May 8, 2021

Not practical enough, to much theory.

By Harmen R

May 17, 2020

Usefull course for people in banking

By Fernand N

Mar 10, 2018

Intéressant, pratique et explicite.

By Filippo R

Jun 12, 2017

Very interesting and well organised

By Jiaqi G

Mar 15, 2016

very clear and easy to understand

By Vani

Sep 24, 2019

It is very nice course. Thankyou

By Georgios T

Aug 30, 2017

Satisfying course for beginners!

By Alan L

Jun 5, 2016

Great insight on Private Equity!

By Gaurav C

Apr 28, 2019

Very good and detailed to start

By Mwenda M K

Feb 15, 2022

Very educative and insightful.

By Patryk P

Jun 27, 2018

good overview, well organized.

By Navaneeth K P

Jul 27, 2019

Very low quantitative rigour.

By Manan S

Oct 7, 2019

Useful course for beginners.

By Emilio D

Oct 31, 2020

très bonne initiation au PE

By Dil B

Sep 26, 2016

It's really a good course.

By Estefani G

May 21, 2020

Quite descriptive course.

By Jan-Phil I

Mar 20, 2020

Basic not really advanced

By Shashwat S

May 5, 2020

nice learning experience

By Amarildo E

Oct 5, 2019

Very interesting course!