About the Course


5 Days


Raising private capital can be a daunting process, especially for new entrants in the sector. Foundations of Private Equity and Venture Capital delves into the fundamental challenges and best practices for successfully raising a new fund or venture. You will explore the full range of industry models, from venture capital to growth equity to buyouts, as well as the key issues related to investment criteria, management strategies, and decision-making processes.

Key Benefits

Providing deep insight into the landscape, players, and trends in private equity and venture capital, this new program boosts your investment expertise at every stage of the deal structuring and fundraising process. You will return to your company with the skills, strategies, and confidence to target the right investors, find the best deals, and raise the capital for your first-time fund.

Who Should Attend

  • General partners of private equity and venture capital firms responsible for small funds
  • Entrepreneurs who are seeking private financing
  • Families and institutions in the process of raising their first fund or considering private equity investing
  • Angel investors who are looking to formalize their activities

What You Will Learn

Through a rich learning experience that includes faculty presentations, case studies, group discussions, and practical exercises, you will develop a broader understanding of the best practices, core issues, and evolving trends in the private equity and venture capital industry. In the process, you will strengthen your problem-solving and decision-making skills and master new approaches to raising and investing capital.

Participants should expect to spend at least 9-12 hours on self-paced case preparation prior to attending the program. Case materials will be made available approximately two weeks prior to program start.

Key Topics

Private Equity and Venture Capital Overview

  • Surveying key limited partners
  • Structuring deals and raising funds
  • Analyzing term sheets and buyout structures
  • Examining the financing structures used by venture capital investors

Establishing and Growing a Private Equity Fund

  • Optimizing decision-making and strategies for exiting investments
  • Managing the blocking and tackling of capital raising
  • Examining the economics and incentives of general partner and limited partner relationships
  • Exploring the impact and future implications of globalization in the investment industry
  • Understanding emerging challengers such as crowdfunding, special-purpose acquisition companies, and other alternative investment firms