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OFIN 2950A - Toolkit for private Equity (A)

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 12

Language of tuition : English


Knowledge of corporate finance, strategy, and law is required, as well as a strong interest in financial news. Work experience in a finance-related environment (auditing, banking, business or tax law, consulting) is a plus.

Course Description

Through bull and bear markets, Private Equity has emerged as a significant asset class, with funds under management growing from a few billion dollars at the beginning of the 90's to over 2 trillion dollars today. Private Equity has thus developed into a complex and diversified industry, ranging from niche venture capital funds to global multi-billion investment firms.


TOPIOL, Henri E. (Directeur, Montefiore Investment)

Pedagogical format

6 seminars of 2h (12h).
The six classes will be based on a mix of : presentations on selected technical elements of an LBO transaction ; case studies based on actual Private Equity transactions ; external speakers with deep knowledge of various aspects of Private Equity.

Course validation

Credits: 2. Continuous assessment grade.


Workload for participants will mainly consist of : research and presentations on selected class topics ; preparation and presentation of case studies ; in-class participation.

Required reading

  • Richard A. Brealey and Stewart C. Myers, Principles of Corporate Finance
  • Daily economic press

Additional required reading

  • Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, Barbarians at the Gate
  • James B. Stewart, Den of Thieves
  • David Carey and John E. Morris, King of Capital