Private Equity Investment (ECFS895)

This unit uses the principles developed in Corporate Finance (ECFS866) in the context of private equity investing. The overall structure and dynamics of the industry are discussed and the key issues of assessing, valuing, contracting, monitoring and exiting private equity and venture capital investments are dealt with in detail. This unit covers the full spectrum of private equity investments, from venture (seed and start-up) to management and leveraged buy-outs (late stage).

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the role of private equity in the overall economy and how the private equity industry actually works, its ecosystem and processes.
  2. Explain the key issues of assessing, valuing, contracting, monitoring and exiting private equity investments.
  3. Apply and interpret the alternative private equity valuation approaches (including limitations of each).
  4. Acquire familiarity with the full spectrum of private equity investments, from venture to management and leveraged buy-outs, including risk and return considerations in each.
  5. Apply private equity investment considerations to ‘real world’ situations.

Topics:

  1. Introduction
  2. Deal Flow and Evaluation
  3. Private Equity Valuation and Capital Structure
  4. Group Case: Holland LBO
  5. Venture Capital Valuation and Deal Negotiating
  6. Managing and Exiting

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