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MFIN 2212 Venture Capital (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will provide a thorough understanding of how venture capital and private equity firms operate. Topics include how VC/PE firms are structured and how they manage a fund over the course of its life cycle: raising a fund, sourcing deals, evaluating investment opportunities, valuing businesses, negotiating term sheets with entrepreneurs, adding value to portfolio companies, and exiting investments. While this course takes the perspective of the investor, it will also cover the funding life cycle of a typical start-up with an emphasis on what the roles of Venture Capital and Private Equity are relative to other sources of financing. Course material will be presented primarily through case studies and selected readings. Class participation is important as students will learn from each other as they discuss the real problems faced by private equity professionals. This course will be beneficial to anyone interested in investing in/buying a business someday.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed MFIN1021

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Last Updated: 05-Nov-15