How a PE fund pipeline works, including sourcing, investing and monitoring past investments
How PE funds, what type of investors allocate to them, and the usual provisions discussed
Have a basic knowledge of corporate finance
Have a basic knowledge of investing (asset classes)
This courses covers the fundamentals of the Private Equity practice. It includes considerations such as – How the Private Equity industry positions itself vis-a-vis other high finance activities like Venture Capital (which is part of it), Hedge Funds, Investment Banking and others; – The usual types of activities for Private Equity teams throughout the three main sources of a PE fund pipeline: sourcing and vetting opportunities, investing, and post-investment monitoring; – How Private Funds work, usual provisions and model (blind pool, 5-10y timeframe, restructuring, extensions, the secondaries market) and the J-Curve timing of returns; – The type of retail and institutional investors allocating to Private Equity, as well as the usual types of provisions discussed; – How companies change when undertaking an LBO (leveraged buyout), as well as the two ways of creating value for them – financial engineering and operational optimization;
Whether you’re an aspiring Private Equity associate, or an existing professional in a different area of high finance looking to know more about the Private Equity industry and practice, this course may be able to assist you.