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Private Equity Investing

From Venture Capital to LBO, a comprehensive approach
  • This course represents module 2 of the Private Equity: Venture Capital, Growth Capital & LBO course

    The full course comprises of

    Module 1 - Private Equity for Institutional Investors & Consultants (Days 1 & 2)
    Module 2 - Private Equity Investing (Day 3)

    Full course overview

    Private markets attract a considerable amount of attention and enthusiasm for their performance, diversification effects, and growth of assets under management. Among the different strategies, private equity capitalises on new technologies and trends (venture capital), fast growth companies (growth capital), repositioning of assets and strategic evolutions (leveraged buyouts). Private debt aims at providing investors a differentiated exposure to yield (senior/direct lending), possibly including capital gains (mezzanine debt) and to company restructuring (distressed debt, loan-to-own). Private real assets (private real estate, private infrastructure, timber, natural resources) offer different combinations of yield capital gains, inflation protection and downside protection. All these strategies share common traits, such as the use of equity and debt instruments, over a rather long duration, with active involvement of fund managers and negotiation of specific rights, usually to support high risk/high return projects.

    This virtual course provides delegates with a comprehensive understanding of private markets. It will:

    • Examine the role of private markets in an asset allocation, the instruments used and the challenges associated with their use
    • Examine the dimensions of private markets investing and the tools that investors use
    • Illustrate the portfolio construction process
    • Analyse the economics of private markets funds, their fund raising process and their investor relations
    • Analyse a representative LBO transaction from deal sourcing, to structuring, to execution, to exit
    • Illustrate key due diligence issues
    • Demonstrate how to structure and fund deals
    • Examine valuation methods, and apply the most frequently used
    • Demonstrate how to generate returns through value creation post-acquisition, use of tax and financial leverage, operational improvements, 100-day plans and other operational and strategic improvements
    • Review exit scenarios such as trade sale, dividend recaps, IPOs, and write-offs
    • Explore reporting of funds, and accounting frameworks


    Attendees will see private markets from the standpoint of both:

    The buy-side (investors), i.e. capital providers to the asset class, looking to commit it according to specific risk-return-liquidity dimensions

    Fund managers (front office), i.e. intermediaries investing capital to acquire, grow and sell companies and assets

    Fund managers (middle and back office), i.e. Intermediaries fund raising, monitoring investments and reporting on it
    The sell-side (ecosystem), i.e. intermediaries assisting fund managers or interacting with them


    The course will combine dynamically presentations, ateliers, business cases, role playing and interactive Q&A sessions. Active participation is encouraged, and practical exercises will be used.

    A good level of spoken and written English is required to attend this course. Delegates should be of an intermediate standard in English at a minimum. Please refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - as a guide the level required is B2.

  • This course will be run using meeting room technology. For more information please contact

    Each day will consist of 3 x 2 hour sessions, and the timings are below (all times are CET - Central European Time) 


    Session 1 - 9am - 11amSession 2 - 12.30pm - 2.30pmSession 3 - 3.15pm - 5.15pm  
    DAY 1 (3 x 2 hours)
    Investing: Funds, funds-of-funds, mandates, co-investments
    Setting a program, selecting funds and fund managers
    • Choosing the right environment for selecting funds: from outsourcing to in-house operations
    • Setting up the right program, depending on the constraints
    • Selecting funds (and funds-of-funds): sourcing, approaching and accessing
    • Specificities: persistence of return
    • Challenges: adverse selection, contagion, lack of alignment of interests, conservatism, herding effects
    • Competition between investors
    • What managers look for in an investor?
    • Request for proposals: virtues and limits
    • Current debates: concentration of fund managers, conflicts of interests, generational change
    • Current debates: fee level, hidden fees, hurdle rate,...

    • Documentation: The private placement memorandum
    • Documentation: The due diligence questionnaire (and the DD pack)
    • Documentation: The Limited Partnership Agreement
    Investing in private companies: sourcing, analysing, negotiating, creating value and exiting
    • The investment process: five steps
    • Choosing the tools: the case of the LBO
    • Other types of investments
    Analysing a deal: mid-market cleaning company
    • Interactive business case (no preparation): deal analysis I
    • Interactive business case: deal analysis II
    • Negotiation and valuation
    • Structuring
    • Leverage effects
    • Performance calculation and analysis
    • Limits and risks
    The deal and post-investment activities
    • The closing and its legal documents
    • 100-day plan, implementation, most frequent operations
    • Value creation
    • Exiting a deal: IPO, trade sale, secondary sale,...


    Q&A and wrap-up

  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – 10/10 of the world’s largest banks have chosen us as there training provider and we have delivered training across the largest banks and have trained over 25,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 100+ strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 25,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 99 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 4.2/5 on service and 4.7/5 on Coursecheck
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Cyril Demaria

    I combine practical and entrepreneurial experience with academic knowledge to deliver comprehensive training that's relevant and rigourous.