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Develop a greater understanding of the global private equity industry

Directly impact your organisation’s profit growth with a deep knowledge of the strategic, legal and financial requirements needed for success. 

You take a private equity journey to build up your understanding. You begin with the analysis of the asset then proceed through to the selection and acquisition processes, leading to final disposal and capital realisation.

This practical and collaborative course sharpens your due diligence skills, empowers you to understand how deals are constructed, and advances your comprehension of the latest research, strategies and insights. You hear from top-level industry speakers immersed in the field, senior professionals working alongside the industry, corporate lawyers and investors. You review and discuss real-world examples of the challenging decisions these experts have had to make. 

  • What you learn

    What you learn

    The key topics covered are:

    • private equity as an asset class 
    • the structure of a private equity fund, how it operates and governs its portfolio companies
    • transaction and harvesting 
    • the complexities of deal-making, explored through analysis of recent industry deals.
  • How you learn

    Leading insights and research

    The founder of the Private Equity Research Centre at LBS, Professor Eli Talmor is the faculty leader on this programme, joined by Professor Florin Vasvari. Gain unique access to this renowned centre of research. The Institute’s aim is to advance private equity study through its interdisciplinary approach to research, encompassing strategy, economics, organisational management and finance. In addition to access to the latest research, you debate issues with guest speakers from the private equity arena. The programme focuses on case studies from Professor Eli's and Professor Florin's book International Private Equity, the leading textbook of the private equity industry.


    International case studies

    Discover how deals operate with examples from mature and emerging markets to capture the wide spectrum of typical investment transactions and value creation. Recent guest speakers include Dwight Poler, head of Bain Capital Europe and Mounir Guen, CEO of MVision – a leading private equity placement agent. Dwight Poler spoke about his Edcon deal, which was the largest ever private equity acquisition in Africa; Mounir Guen discussed current industry trends, and the transformation of the legendary motorcycle manufacturer, Ducati under the stewardship of Investindustrial – southern Europe’s largest private equity firm.








  • Your learning experience

    Your learning experience




    Overview of the PE industry
    PE fund reporting
    First-time fund raising
    LBO transactions
    Group work and case preparation




    Stimulation exercise: Fund performance benchmarking
    Deal screening
    Venture lending
    Group work and case preparation




    Strategic due diligence
    Buyout analysis in emerging markets
    Deal analysis
    Private capital: The broader perspective beyond private equity
    Group work and case preparation




    Strategic due diligence
    Distressed investing
    IP valuation for strategic investment decisions
    Three phases of governance


Key details

Duration: 4 days
Next start: 05 Mar 2019
Fees: £6,300
Location: London

Next programme dates:

  • 05 - 08 Mar 2019
  • 17 - 20 Sep 2019

Contact us

Contact David Ratcliffe,
Client Relationship Manager


Tel: +44 (0)20 7000 7051

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