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Private Equity

Private Equity is often in the news as a result of some of the very large leveraged buyout transactions, although the vast majority of private equity firms are mid-cap and venture capital firms. In this pathway, you will be provided with an overview of all aspects associated with Private Equity, including an overview of valuation, deal structuring, portfolio management, exiting, fundraising and even some tips on how to get a job in Private Equity.

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This pathway is eligible for 2.5 CPD credits

Private Equity

Private Equity (1/13): What is it?

By Gavin Ryan — 4 months ago

In this exciting series on private equity shot entirely from home, Gavin discusses its three defining features - negotiation, exit and activism - and private equity's classification as an asset class.

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Private Equity (2/13): Types

By Gavin Ryan — 4 months ago

In this module, shot from home, Gavin discusses the four sub asset classes of private equity. The private equity asset class is sub divided into buyouts, growth, venture and mezzanine.

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Private Equity (3/13): Origination

By Gavin Ryan — 4 months ago

In this video, shot from home, Gavin will review how private equity funds position themselves in their market, how they develop a pipeline of potential investments and how they determine whether a specific opportunity is worth pursuing.

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Private Equity (4/13): Valuation

By Gavin Ryan — 3 months ago

Valuation is a core component of every investment transaction and private equity is no different in this respect. In this video, Gavin discusses the methods of valuing buyouts, and growth and venture investments.

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Private Equity (5/13): Deal Structuring

By Gavin Ryan — 3 months ago

A private equity investor is looking to deploy flexibility in deal structuring, to give him a competitive advantage over other, more constrained investors. Gavin will discuss the extent of this flexibility by describing the approach of private equity investors and some of the financial and non financial instruments included in a deal.

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Private Equity (6/13): Portfolio Management

By Gavin Ryan — 3 months ago

Gavin explains how a private equity investor manages his portfolio company by outlining the approach of a successful fund manager and the six part value addition framework.

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Private Equity (7/13): Exiting

By Gavin Ryan — 3 months ago

In order to have a sustainable business, a fund manager needs to periodically raise a new fund; and in order to do this he needs successful exits. Gavin describes the four exit options and the benefits of each.

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Private Equity (8/13): Fund Organisation

By Gavin Ryan — 3 months ago

In this video, Gavin explains the basic structure of a private equity firm, before delving into the structure and governance of funds and its fund managers.

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Private Equity (9/13): Fundraising

By Gavin Ryan — 3 months ago

Fundraising is the key to becoming a private equity fund manager. Gavin emphasises its importance and discloses many misconceptions about fundraising and some key factors for success.

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Private Equity (10/15): Performance

By Gavin Ryan — 2 months ago

Private equity performance statistics should always be analysed with some scepticism; because they are extremely unreliable and inconclusive. Gavin explains why this is the case by analysing the key performance metrics: Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Cash Multiple, Distributions to Total Value (DVTV) and Residual Value to Total Value (RVTV).

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Private Equity (11/15): Risk Management

By Gavin Ryan — 2 months ago

Risk depends upon perception and therefore the identity of the party assessing the risk. Gavin discusses risk in terms of the two main viewpoints in private equity: the limited partners (LPs) and the general partners (GPs). 

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Private Equity (12/15): Due Diligence

By Gavin Ryan — 2 months ago

In this video, Gavin identifies the features of due diligence specific to private equity investments. He explains the main types of due diligence and how the costs are covered.

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Private Equity (13/15): Getting a Private Equity Job

By Gavin Ryan — 2 months ago

There are many attractive aspects of working in private equity. Gavin assists in offering his advice on how to get a private equity job by explaining the size and composition of the labour market, the profiles of private equity managers and candidates, and lists some ways to enhance your CV.

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Private Equity (14/15): ESG

By Gavin Ryan — 2 months ago

Private equity is taking into account ESG values in its investment decisions and in how it manages its portfolio companies. In this video, Gavin outlines how ESG is monitored and how the investment process works within private equity.

Private Equity - Test

Private Equity is often in the news as a result of some of the very large leveraged buyout transactions, although the vast majority of private equity firms are mid-cap and venture capital firms. In this pathway, you will be provided with an overview of all aspects associated with Private Equity, including an overview of valuation, deal structuring, portfolio management, exiting, fundraising and even some tips on how to get a job in Private Equity.

Test locked: You must complete all videos before you are able to take the test
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