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OEBU 2140A - Private Equity in Emerging Market

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 12

Language of tuition : English


The course will be best suited for students who have a solid understanding of basic economic and financial concepts and have a strong interest in combining a business approach and investing rigor with development and impact topics.

Course Description

Private equity refers as a funding mechanism as well as an effective lever for value creation within a business, especially in emerging countries where opportunities have developed significantly in the last decade. The course will focus on the specific challenges faced by fund managers in emerging countries compared to developed markets and will examine the various approaches used to mitigate these risks. The impact of private equity on the local enterprises and economies will also be analyzed. The course will be illustrated by case studies with examples from different sectors (services, banking, infrastructure) and regions (Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe), as well as by the intervention of external professionals working in the industry.


TOUCHARD-LE DRIAN, Aglaé A. (Senior Investment Manager, European Investment Bank)

Pedagogical format

The course takes the form of case studies, lectures, discussions and interventions from external professionals.

Course validation

Case studies (50%); essays/lectures (30%); participation (20%).


6 seminars of two hours each (12 hours). Credits: 2.

Required reading

  • Pierre Vernimmen, P. Quiry et Y. Le Fur, Finance d'entreprise 2009, Dalloz, 2008, 7 éd
  • Josh Lerner, Felda Hardymon, Ann Leamon, Venture Capital And Private Equity: A Casebook, John Wiley & Sons, 2008 (4th ed.)
  • Jed Emerson and Antony Bugg-Levine. Impact Investing: Transforming how we make money while making a difference. Jossey Bass: 2011
  • Private Sector and Development, Proparco

Additional required reading

Website of the EMPEA (Emerging Private Equity Association)