Private Equity is often in the news as a result of some of the very large leveraged buyout transactions, although the vast majority of private equity firms are mid-cap and venture capital firms. In this pathway, you will be provided with an overview of all aspects associated with Private Equity, including an overview of valuation, deal structuring, portfolio management, exiting, fundraising and even some tips on how to get a job in Private Equity.
Watch all the videos and pass the test to obtain a certificate showing your completion of this Pathway. Certificates can be shared directly to your LinkedIn profile and social media accounts.
15 video modules • 2 hours 56 minutes
A private equity investor is looking to deploy flexibility in deal structuring, to give him a competitive advantage over other, more constrained investors. Gavin will discuss the extent of this flexibility by describing the approach of private equity investors and some of the financial and non financial instruments included in a deal.
Gavin Ryan • 09:59
Private equity performance statistics should always be analysed with some scepticism; because they are extremely unreliable and inconclusive. Gavin explains why this is the case by analysing the key performance metrics: Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Cash Multiple, Distributions to Total Value (DVTV) and Residual Value to Total Value (RVTV).
Gavin Ryan • 10:58
There are many attractive aspects of working in private equity. Gavin assists in offering his advice on how to get a private equity job by explaining the size and composition of the labour market, the profiles of private equity managers and candidates, and lists some ways to enhance your CV.
Gavin Ryan • 19:23
Private equity is taking into account ESG values in its investment decisions and in how it manages its portfolio companies. In this video, Gavin outlines how ESG is monitored and how the investment process works within private equity.
Gavin Ryan • 13:28