Introduction To Private Equity and Venture Capital Programme


Most investors understand how to evaluate and make investments in traditional asset classes such as equities, bonds and cash.

Recently, there has been significant downward pressure on returns from these asset classes with the risks involved also soaring. This has necessitated individuals, asset managers, insurance companies, pension funds and investment groups to take a keener look at alternative asset classes to diversify risks and bolster returns.

This course is geared towards one of the alternative asset classes like private equity, loosely defined to cover angel, venture and private equity investing.

It aims to provide the participants with the necessary skills to evaluate, value, structure, negotiate, invest in and manage investments within this asset class.


This is not an introductory course, it will take a deep dive into key concepts and issues within this asset class.

While no technical prerequisites are required a general understanding of investments and the investment process is required.

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Programme Delivery

This programme aims to provide the participants with the necessary skills to evaluate, value, structure, negotiate, invest in and manage investments within this asset class.

Four key themes help to structure the delegate’s learning and to integrate the skills development process:

    • Strategic Frameworks and Industry Background
    • The Practitioner’s Toolkit
    • Applying the Tools
    • Practical Perspectives

The PE/VC industry is examined using a number of strategic profiling dimensions:

    • Different industry sectors
    • Different stages of investment
    • Different types of advisory services

The different stages of the PE/VC Value Chain are used to organise a “Practitioner’s Toolkit” in terms of key analytical methodologies:

    • Pre-investment
    • Investment
    • Post Investment
    • Exit
Key Learning Outcomes

Some topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding the position of alternative asset classes in your portfolio
  • Evaluating a private equity opportunities
  • Valuation principles
  • Negotiations and deal structuring
  • Value addition
  • Investment exit
Programme Benefits
  1. Interact with and learn from leading industry practitioners
  2. Learn using up to date case studies which simulate real deal scenarios
  3. Get access to online financial modelling content on valuation to compliment your learning at highly discounted prices
  4. Interact with participants from different countries, sectors and backgrounds
For Who?
The course is geared towards potential and existing investors in this asset class, entrepreneurs seeking to interact with the asset class, consultants and service providers.

Participants are drawn from insurance companies, investment banks, pension funds, venture and private equity firms, family businesses, private investors, investment groups, angel investors, incubators and accelerators.

The course will be relevant for entrepreneurs seeking to raise funds in this asset class as a means of understanding the mind of the investor to help in preparing their organizations for funding.

Service providers who will greatly benefit from this training include accountants, lawyers and finance professionals.

To address the need for practical hands-on learning the course will be taught by a mix of industry practitioners and highly qualified faculty from Strathmore University Business School with vast experience in this asset class.

The sessions will be complimented with panel discussions facilitated by entrepreneurs and different industry leaders.

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