À propos de ce cours
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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Recommandé : 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
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English

Sous-titres : English

Compétences que vous acquerrez

Valuation (Finance)Venture Capital FinancingCorporate FinanceFinance
Globe

Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Clock

Approx. 11 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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2 hours to complete

An Introduction to Private Equity and Venture Capital

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Reading
9 videos (Total 58 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
1.1 What Is Private Equity and Venture Capital?7m
1.2 Why Companies Need Private Equity and Venture Capital7m
1.3 Private Equity Clusters: Through the Fund's Life Cycle4m
1.4 Seed, Startup, and Early Stage Financing5m
1.5 Expansion Financing6m
1.6 Replacement Financing7m
1.7 Vulture Financing6m
1.8 Private Equity and Venture Capital: Today and Tomorrow - Interview with Fabio Sattin8m
Reading4 readings
Grading Policy10m
Additional Readings10m
Glossary of Acronyms10m
Week 1 - Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 120m

2

Section
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2 hours to complete

Discovering Private Equity Investors: Legal Issues and Taxation

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Reading
11 videos (Total 76 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
2.2 Closed-End Funds in Europe: An Overview6m
2.3 Closed-End Funds in Europe: Lifetime of a Fund5m
2.4 Management Fees and Carried Interest6m
2.5 Investment Firms and Banks in Europe6m
2.6 Limited Partnerships in the US7m
2.7 The SBIC Experience in the US6m
2.8 Funds and VCTs in the UK6m
2.9 Taxation around the World7m
2.10 New Solutions: SPACs, Private Debt Funds, Venture Philanthropy, and Crowd Funding6m
2.11 Calculating Returns8m
Reading2 readings
Week 2 - Slides10m
Excel Support File10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 220m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

The Management Of Private Equity And Venture Capital Funds

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Reading
8 videos (Total 66 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
3.2 Fundraising7m
3.3 Investing: The Decision Making Phase8m
3.4 Investing: The Deal Making Phase8m
3.5 Managing and Monitoring: Supporting the Company6m
3.6 Managing and Monitoring: Covenants Usage8m
3.7 Exiting8m
3.8 Private Equity Advice for Entrepreneurs - Interview with Fabio Sattin11m
Reading1 readings
Week 3 - Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 320m

4

Section
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2 hours to complete

Company Valuation And Deal Making In Private Equity Settings

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Reading
9 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
4.2 Company Valuation: The Pillars of DCF9m
4.3 A Case of Company Valutation for PE Investment8m
4.4 Applying Company Valuation to PE Settings7m
4.5 Applying Company Valuation to VC Settings: The Venture Capital Method7m
4.6 Launch Your Own Startup: Suggestions7m
4.7 PE and M&A - Interview with Eugenio Morpurgo8m
4.8 PE and IPO - Interview with Luca Peyrano6m
4.9 PE, Turnaround, and Restructuring - Interview with Raffaele Legnani6m
Reading2 readings
Week 4 - Slides10m
Support Files10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 420m

5

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20 minutes to complete

FINAL TEST

In this section you can find the final graded quiz covering all topics seen so far....
Reading
1 quiz
Quiz1 practice exercises
Final Test20m
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Top Reviews

By AMDec 4th 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!

By ASJul 4th 2017

Very good course to understand the basics. I now have a solid platform to learn more advanced topics in this field. The best aspect of the course is its structured approach of slides and information.

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Stefano Caselli

Vice Rector for International Affairs

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