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Private Equity and Venture Capital

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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Rating 4.7 based on 686 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Starts Nov 7 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Università Bocconi, Università Bocconi via Coursera
Instructor Stefano Caselli
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Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Finance

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Thank you for this course that provides great insight to the world of private equity and venture capitalists.

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Was so valuable to me in terms of knowledge materials and even lecturer THE COURSE PROVIDED VERY GOOD AND DETAILED EXPLANATION ABOUT PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL AS WELL AS THEIR MODE OF OPERATION 非常棒的课程,受益匪浅!感谢Stefano Caselli老师! First of all, I would like to thank Mr. Stefano Coselli, for the course.

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Very useful to ones having no knowledge about private equity and venture capital except some basic knowledge.

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well structured

It is very well structured!

Some deep mathematical sections which were harder to follow but, again, well structured and documented.

great course and gets technical to non finance people like myself at the end with all the formaulae Very well structured course giving good overview of the PE industry Its a good course for all the MBA graduates as well as an entrepreneur ,it a good learning and we get a practical knowledge too.

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Well structured and useful information.

Very well structured and succeeds fully in giving a clear overview of the PE and VC world.

The module was well structured.

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pretty good one Very nice introduction in the private equity world, I like that the differences are explained between the anglosaxon an european systems Very well structured course offering the insight into the world of PE and VC.

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Very informative and well structured course!

good introductory course with the right amount of technical content Well structured course that gives a solid introduction into PE.

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A good course to learn the basic models and mechanics of PE & VC.

Very well structured Great overview of the PE & VC industry and how it works.

Great course, provides a strong theoretical foundation of PE & VC.

Excellent Introductory course to PE & VC I am really enjoying this course.

Great experience and basic knowledge of PE & VC but too much theory, and no descriptions given about the assumptions made while valuation.

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Prof. Caselli is an EXCELLENT instructor, and the course serves as a great introduction to the world of PE & VC.

good course provides a good understanding of PE & VC world with working examples and worksheets.

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An excellent course, I thoroughly enjoyed learning the inner workings of PE & VC un grande grazie al professor CASSELLI.

Great way to learn more about the world of PE & VC!

Really great material highlighting the most important areas of PE & VC.

Great overview of PE & VC especially for newcomers to the field.

Amazing course for those interested in PE & VC.

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Thanks for Professor Stefano Caselli!

Great respect and appreciation to Dr Stefano Caselli, the author of the course, and his university team.

I would like to thank coursera and Stefano Caselli for preparing this course in a very concise yet informative format.

Thank you Bocconi and Professor Stefano Caselli for the great learnings Great introduction course for private equity.

Thank you Coursera, Stefano Caselli and Università Bocconi!

Even if you don't know anything about this subject you can learn a lot by just watching all the video lectures.It is a must for anyone thinking about going into PE later in the career.Thank you very much Prof. Stefano Caselli for such a wonderful experience.

Thank you very much, Stefano Caselli, for a such wonderful content and perfect presenting.

Many thanks professor Stefano Caselli, it was a good experience.

Stefano Caselli is truly an excellent professor!

The courses provided by director Stefano Caselli is really giving me a clear structure on PE/VC fundamentals, and provided me deeper understanding on PE/VC's company valuation methods, which I had not been explosed before.

professor Stefano Caselli has explained every part thoroughly.

Professor Stefano Caselli is a very good teacher.

Stefano Caselli is a great professor.

Very good and detailed to start Stefano Caselli is truly a great teacher who knows what he is talking about.

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about private equity

I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in learning about private equity in the EU or US.

The course is well structured and it allows you to have an overview about Private Equity and Venture Capital Sector.

It helped me to know more about Private Equity.

This course is amazing and very helpful for beginners who want to study about Private Equity Very detailed in equity value calculations.

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E The course content was interesting, and the layout of the course information was easy to follow.

Very comprehensive and easy to follow course.

Very good introductory course, which give a good foundation for work and further study Very easy to follow.

Content is presented in an easy to follow manner, and it is comprehensive.

It is quite easy to follow.

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highly recommended

Highly recommended for starters, finance enthusiasts, knowledge gainers, working professionals and entrepreneurs !

Highly recommended!

good, easy to understand Highly recommended!

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Highly recommended, thank you Stefano !

Great course, highly recommended Thank you!

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professor stefano

Professor Stefano Casella is very clear and schematic.

A big thanks to Professor Stefano for explaining all concepts with an ease.

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It's complete, it ranges on every aspect, and gives you many documents to fully understand how PE works Excellent content, complete material and clear exposition.

I really enjoyed this course, gave more of a technical view of how PE works instead of just the buying and selling of businesses.

It gives you broad knowledge and understanding on how PE works as well as the issues and the challenges it confronts.

Cool to get perspective on how PE works in different parts of the world Excellent material and a very capable and experienced professor Very interesting!

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Great Learning Experience.

Nevertheless it will provides anyone with a great learning experience.

Extremely good course to develop an understanding of how private equity works Great learning experienceGreat course to learn the basics and acquire tools to keep learning about the world of PE and VC.

It‘s a great learning experience.

Some of the quiz questions are not in fluid english which can be a little confusing, but I thoroughly enjoyed this learning experience.

A great learning experience!

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definitely recommend

Would definitely recommend this course for anyone looking to learn more about PE and Venture Capital.

I'd definitely recommend it to anybody interested in knowing how Private Equity works.

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I definitely recommend it !

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so much

Thank you so much University of Bocconi and Coursera.

Thank you so much Excelent!

He organised his material in such a structured way that makes it very easy to assimilate so much information.

Really intense, time-saving, but fruitful, thank you so much for the efforts in preparing the course!

I learned so much and equipped me with the knowledge relative to my current working industry.

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Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Private Equity Accounting Analyst $55k

Private Equity Semester Analyst $70k

Private Equity Professional $75k

Analyst, Private Equity $81k

Private Equity Research $93k

Research Associate - Private Equity $95k

Research/Private Equity Analyst $105k

Private Equity Specialist $106k

Private Equity Valuation $108k

Transaction Services, Private Equity $127k

Private Equity Attorney $166k

Global Private Equity Leader $320k

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Rating 4.7 based on 686 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Starts Nov 7 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Università Bocconi, Università Bocconi via Coursera
Instructor Stefano Caselli
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Finance

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