Private Equity Masterclass

Overview of Private Equity Market and Fund Analysis

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming


5 Days

Introduction to the course

Private equity is an investment activity in which dedicated funds acquire controlling interests in mature businesses with the objective of improving those businesses and selling them after five years post investment. The private equity buyout industry globally has over €3.5 trillion ($3.8tn) of assets under management and considers a mature asset class with a well-defined role as a financing tool for developed businesses. The industry merits special consideration not only because of its scale but also because of the unique characteristics of the market compared to other sources of equity financing.

Private Equity is becoming an increasingly important alternative to public capital markets and merits investigation based on its increasing size and importance as a source of equity capital for mature businesses. Private equity is of interest also as it is moving in the opposite direction to public capital markets. It is inherently about “stock selection” and “active management”, but active management in public equity markets appears to be becoming increasingly “unfashionable”. This Private Equity Master class is pitch to both individual and institutional investors.

This Private Equity Master Class will highlight:

  • The structure of Private Equity Market
  • Operation of the Private Equity Industry
  • Investment Process of Private Equity Market
  • Performance of Private Equity Funds
  • Exit routes for Private Equity Funds

Course details

This has been designed to provide you with up-to-date knowledge of Private Equity Industry and Private Equity Fund Performance.

At the end of this Private Equity Masterclass, you will learn to:

  • An insight of Private Equity Industry
  • Financing structures of the Private Equity Funds
  • Financial models used in the Private Equity Industry
  • Evaluate Private Equity Investment
  • Assessing Private Equity Fund Performance and exit routes

This Private Equity Masterclass will be structured as a highly participative workshop with formal presentations, latest research articles, interactive examples, and case studies. Relevant examples are provided to illustrate the practical application of each of the topics covered and to learn the operation of Private Equity Funds.

This Private Equity Master Class will provide participating delegates with the following:

  • An understanding of Private Equity Industry
  • Up to date knowledge of the Private Equity Market
  • Skills of investment selection process.
  • Raised awareness of new financial opportunities
  • Ability to assess the performance of Private Equity Funds

Delegates will develop an understanding of:

  • Private Equity Market
  • Key players in Private Equity Industry
  • Investment selection process in Private Equity Industry
  • A good assessment of Private Equity Fund Performance
  • The importance of exit routes for Private Equity Funds

This would be relevant to all of those involved in (or planning to join) making investment decisions in private equity industry including private individuals, financial and non-financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and government.

This Private Equity Master Class is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Financial Accounting Team Members
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting Professionals
  • Strategic Planning and Head Office Team Members
  • Corporate Communication and Investor Relations Professionals
  • Investment Analysts and Advisers
  • Traders
  • Investors in general

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Overview of Private Equity Industry
  • Introduction to private equity market
  • Cyclicality of private equity industry
  • Statistics on the private equity industry
  • Recent regulatory activity
  • The outlook of private equity industry
  • Benefits and limitations of listed private equity firms
DAY 2:
Private Equity Fund Economics
  • Private equity firms and general partners
  • Investors in private equity funds
  • Private equity and limited partnership
  • Advisors and agents
  • Main types of professional advisors
  • Fund due diligence
  • LP investment process
  • LBO modelling
DAY 3:
Performance Measurement In Private Equity
  • Measures of private equity fund performance
  • Benchmarking private equity performance
  • Academic findings on the performance of private equity funds
  • Why the performance assessment of private equity remains difficult
  • Estimating the risk of private equity investments
  • Risks of investing in emerging economies
  • Investment characteristics
DAY 4:
Early Stage Investing
  • What is angle investing
  • What motivates business angel
  • Angel investment process
  • Recent developments and trends
  • What is venture capital
  • Venture capital investment process
  • The venture capital contract
  • Alternative source of venture capital finance
DAY 5:
Private Equity Exits
  • Overview of exit process
  • Steps to exiting a private equity investment
  • Exit Strategies
  • Common exit methods
  • International evidence of exit methods
  • Academic evidence on exit strategy

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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22-26 Jul 2024
Fee: $5,950
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