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Starting 22 November 2023

Delivered by distance learning over 16 weeks

Starting 22 November 2023

Delivered by distance learning over 16 weeks

Postgraduate Certificate Private Equity course

In partnership with Middlesex University


We can customise it to your specific requirements. Contact Ted Bailey or call +44 (0) 20 8052 2090.

The mechanics of private equity training course

Core modules

Unit 1 – Fundamentals of private equity and venture capital

Unit 2 – Investment process, due diligence and risk mitigation

Unit 3 – Valuation and pricing

Unit 4 – Leverage buyouts

Unit 5 – Growth equity and Venture capital

Unit 6 – Structuring private equity investments

Unit 7 – Deal, approval process, execution and documentation

Unit 8 – Managing and realising private equity investments

What you'll learn

  • The core principles of private equity and how they've developed - from both for-profit and not-for profit perspectives
  • How the finance life cycle in influencing the nature and substance of private equity activity
  • To apply best practice principles when managing an investment or acquired business to create value for a potentially successful exit
  • The complexities of the structuring of private equity investments, and the range of financial instruments that can be used to fund them
  • The importance of and techniques for thorough risk analysis and comprehensive due diligence
  • The most advanced modeling and structuring techniques used in private equity

Postgraduate certificate option

You have the option to receive a postgraduate certificate validated by Middlesex University Business School. 

You will need to submit an additional marked assignment of 5000 words, based on a continuing case study that runs throughout the duration of the course.

How you will learn

  • A new module is released every two weeks
  • Read the units online, save them to your computer or print them out
  • Study at your own pace
  • Efficient and cost effective - no need to travel or take time off work 
  • Apply new skills and expertise to your work straight away

Past Delegate

The Mechanics of Private Equity


Well-structured course that provides a big picture of what's going on in private equity and venture capital. I strongly recommend it.

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