Private Equity Masterclass

Course Start Date: 19th November 2023

Training Duration: 5 Days

Practical application through exercises:

  • Excel Exercises
  • Case Studies

Learning Outcomes


Understand how private equity, buyout and VC funds are established


Master private equity and venture capital funds and how value is added


Understand deal structuring and downside protection techniques

Appreciate how entrepreneurs and companies raise private equity and venture capital


Grasp the logic of private equity and venture capital valuation


Understand buyouts and leveraged buyouts, their use and structuring;

Course Outlines

  • Terminology: Angel, Venture, Growth, Buyouts, PIPEs
  • – Types of Funds: Development Capital, Mezzanine –
  • Capital, Distress Investing, Infrastructure Funds, Fund of-Funds, Secondary Funds


  • Key Steps & Best Practices, First Time Managers
  • – Governance Structure of Private Equity Funds
  • – Types of Limited Partners: Investment Criteria
  • Sources of Deal Flow
  • Selection Criteria
  • Staged Investments
  • Deal Structuring: Ingredients and Methods
  • Term Sheets
  • – Value Addition: Governance Operational; Financial;
  • and Strategic

Put Options; Trade Sale; IPO; M&A; Case Study

  • Fund of Funds level; Fund level; Company Level
  • Private equity raising by entrepreneurs and companies
  • Strategy: Identifying Potential Private Equity Funds
  • – Presenting to Private Equity Funds
  • Alignment
  • The Giants of LBOs
  • Funding Structure: Debt, mezzanine, equity
  • Strategic Buyers : Case Study – Temasek Exits
  • SPACs: Exit Case Study
  • Swaps, Re-capitalization & Secondaries
  • Comparable
  • Precedent Transactions
  • Intrinsic Valuation