This is a case course on private equity. It includes discussion on the private equity cycle, from fund raising, structuring to deal screening, investment negotiations, fund management and performance reporting. An underlying theme of this part of the course is to emphasize how private equity markets can create wealth and promote economic growth.
A sound knowledge of private equity is essential for the following participants in the capital markets: angels, venture capitalists, private equity specialists, private equity investors, investment managers and institutional investors with an interest to commit funds to the private equity universe, and corporate managers who need private equity funding and an understanding in management buyouts. The relation between private equity markets and economic growth is also important for regulators.