Private Equity and Venture Capital

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Private Equity and Venture Capital

Private Equity and Venture Capital – As equity markets appear to strengthen, interest rates remain low, and asset values look attractive, private equity firms are uniquely positioned to pursue new opportunities.

Traditionally, it has been an uphill battle for investors looking to raise a first-time fund or entrepreneurs looking to finance a new venture.

Today, record amounts of uninvested capital, coupled with a changing of the guard in specific segments of the private equity and venture capital industry, has created an optimal environment for professionals looking to raise a first-time fund.

Raising private capital, however, can be a daunting process for those who are new entrants to the sector.

To solve this dilemma, Strategic Axis is offering Private Equity and Venture Capital, a new program that delves into the main issues and best practices for successfully raising a fund in today’s rapidly changing investment landscape.

In this investment management course, you’ll gain the innovative approaches required to meet unprecedented investment challenges, find new pathways to significant growth, and increase returns on invested capital.

This course will provide attendees with a deep understanding of the nature of the Private Equity and Venture Capital markets, the leading players in these markets, the methods and the financial strategies that they implement.

Students who in the plan to raise Venture Capital or make use of Private Equity should make use of this course.

A specific focus will be made on venture capital principles, and its consistency with the start-up’s development phases will be presented.

Examine the complexities of deal-making – from operation and strategy to financing, economic analysis of incentives and exit – using case studies of recent deals in the industry. You also acquire a firm grounding in the financial instruments that model and analyze equity returns.

You return to work with a comprehensive private equity toolkit and a new network of high-caliber business contemporaries.

You might be interested in other Financial Programs as a next step.

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  • DURATION 5 Days
  • COURSE ACCREDITED BY Local Certificate


Designed to help improve your effectiveness at all stages of a deal, this course examines the critical aspects of private equity and venture capital management, such as negotiation strategy, organizational structure, and portfolio management.

Specifically, you’ll learn how to refine your dealmaking approach, enhance your investment expertise, and seize fleeting opportunities.

Through compelling lectures and small group discussions, this investment management course explores the art of building a successful strategy. You’ll hone the essential analytical and decision-making skills needed to tackle investment challenges and emerging opportunities.

When you have completed this course, you should be able to:

*Target the source of funding the most suited to your company’s situation

*Integrate, especially during a fundraising process, the key drivers of VC firms operations and the dimensions along which VC assess investment opportunities

*Master the critical steps in a fundraising process

*Evaluate your company

*Explain the venture capital principles and the different methods used to monitor their investment, create value and achieve liquidity

*Understand and Anticipate Venture Capital or Private Equity funds managers behavior

*Draw a global view of different types of funding available, including those “derived from VC” (Venture Debt, IP funding…)


Participants who fully attend this course and complete the test on the last day will receive a Strategic Axis Professional Certificate (SAPC). SAPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.



Module 1: Introduction to Private Equity

Survey of critical limited partners, deal structures, and fundraising

Review of term sheets, buyout structures, and industry terminology

Essential arrangements for financing used by venture capital investors

The process of establishing and growing a private equity fund

Strategies for blocking and tackling and raising capital

Economics and incentives of general partner and limited partner relationships

Impact and future implications of globalization in the investment industry

Emerging challenges such as cloud funding, special-purpose acquisition companies, and other alternative investment firms

Module 2: Private equity and venture capital in the financial system

The unique role of private equity and venture capital industry: why are they necessary in a modern economy?

Market trends in Europe, US, Asia, and The Middle East.

Competitive models of private equity and venture capital:

-angels and informal investors;


-start-up financer;

-closed-end funds;

-merchant banks;

-vulture funds.

Module 3: Regulatory and legal issues

Regulations and supervision towards investing in nonfinancial firms.

The functioning of private equity fund: management fee and carried interest; managers and investors.

Legal and fiscal issues for venture capital investment schemes: European versus US and UK patterns (closed-end fund, venture capital fund, Sbic, VCT, angel investing).

Module 4: Management of a private equity and a venture capital fund

Introduction to different categories of investment: new ventures, startup, young firms, high potential firms, family-owned firms, and turnaround involved companies.

The value chain of investing in firms: a broad vision.

The valuation of the target company: how to evaluate and how to manage the deal?

Management issues: managing the single investment, funding process, managing the portfolio of investments, exit way process.

Module 5: Private Equity Globalization

Manage a multinational fund versus one run from a single office

Adjust your investment strategies for the varying demand-and-supply dynamics of different countries and regions

Assess the impact of traditional management practices and the localization of investments

Anticipate exit difficulties and other risks

Module 6: Emerging Markets

Identify new funding opportunities

Embrace earlier-stage investments

Understand the vast differences between fundraising and investing efforts

Make decisions that recognize the distinct financial and cultural aspects of a country or region

Module 7: The Implications of Both Firm and Fund Size

Understand how the size of your firm or fund affects the perceptions of investors, target-company managers, and owners, as well as the broader investment community

Explore how firm and fund size can influence deal sourcing and selection, enterprise valuation, portfolio mix, and the management of portfolio companies

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