Illustrative course outlines

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Strategy & Leadership Finance & Commerce Investment Banking

Introduction to private equity

What is covered?

With private equity playing an ever more important role as an alternative investment, the course offers an overview of the role of private equity as an asset class.  The course also looks at the difficulties in assessing the performance of a fund and how to measure value creation.

Who will benefit?

Anyone interested in understanding or managing a private equity investment portfolio and looking for some background in this product class.

Course content

  • Exploring the role of private equity in today’s market context
  • The structure and life cycle of a typical private equity deal
  • How to assess value creation by a private equity fund
  • Identifying the main issues around assessing performance of a private equity fund
  • Describing the secondary market for private equity and how and why it can be used.


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