Venture Capital and Private Equity: Investment Strategies

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Key takeaways

By the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Analyse key concepts and terminology in VC and PE

  • Explain the evolution of VC and PE

  • Define the roles of stakeholders and different types of investors

  • Produce and interpret performance measurement metrics for various types of funds

  • Explain observed or anticipated results of VC and PE transactions within real-world contexts

  • Articulate the process of VC and PE transactions

  • Describe the stages of investing

  • Assess the valuation of businesses through the application of valuation methods

  • Propose a viable venture investment opportunity in a real-world scenario

What you will learn

Who is this programme for?

The Venture Capital and Private Equity: Investment Strategies programme is designed for individuals who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of venture capital and private equity, enhance their expertise in investment transactions and master the intricacies of deal structuring and negotiations, including:

  • Angel investors seeking to identify superior investment potentials

  • Finance professionals aiming to enhance their understanding of VC and PE operations

  • Investment bankers focussing on transitioning into PE roles with a mastery in negotiation tactics

  • Consultants looking to concentrate efforts on creating client value through effective deal management

  • Entrepreneurs striving for strategies to maximise their ventures' worth

  • C-suite executives working towards navigating complex VC and PE sectors to propel their organisation's financial success

Programme highlights

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Cutting-edge content

Develop an actionable perspective of emerging trends and practices in VC and PE through a carefully chosen analysis of real-world investments.

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Industry insights

Acquire a deeper understanding through recorded interviews with industry experts, articles featuring real-world use cases and weekly access to learning facilitators.

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Peer learning

Network and find inspiration through live sessions and discussion boards with global peers.

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Continuous programme access

Enjoy access to videos and learning material for up to 12 months from the programme start date.

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Capstone project

Work on a capstone project and apply programme insights to solve a real-world business problem specific to your organisation or industry.

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Professional network

Build a powerful network of accomplished professionals and gain Associate Alumni status upon programme completion.

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Scenario-based learning

Apply concepts in valuation, term structure, deals and VC fund performance to real-life business scenarios.

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Certificate of completion

Distinguish yourself with a certificate from Imperial College Business School Executive Education, a globally ranked university and leading institution in science and technology.

Capstone project

Capstone project

As part of the capstone project, you will identify and evaluate early-stage startup investment opportunities. Your work will entail performing due diligence, conducting financial analysis and comparing startup with established organisations. You will develop a comprehensive investment proposal and an investment memorandum, capturing recommendations, terms and exit strategies. This hands-on project will help enhance your practical corporate finance skills within a real-world context.

Case studies and industry examples

Real-world case studies and industry examples are paired with key concepts throughout the programme. These will give you the opportunity to understand how VC and PE organisations navigate and solve investment challenges.

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Rocket Internet

Examine Rocket Internet’s strategy in incubating and investing in

startups.

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Katerra

Dive into how Katerra's innovative technologies are revolutionising construction.

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Scrub Daddy

Analyse the negotiation and valuation strategies behind Scrub Daddy's success.

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Kmart and Sears

Investigate the revival strategies through hedge fund intervention at Kmart and Sears.

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Yell Group

Navigate through the intricacies of the Yell Group’s leveraged buyout experience.

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Carter's

Outline the bid process and strategic planning by a private equity firm for Carter's.

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Doctor Care Anywhere

Scrutinise the IPO ambition and telehealth market analysis for Doctor Care Anywhere.

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Toys "R" Us

Delve into the financial downfall and subsequent ethical discussions around Toys "R" Us's bankruptcy.

Venture Capital and Private Equity: Investment Strategies with Imperial Executive Education

Venture Capital and Private Equity: Investment Strategies with Imperial Executive Education

The Venture Capital and Private Equity Programme: Investment Strategies programme has been designed with the same careful balance of teaching, hands-on coursework and training that Imperial College London values across all of its programmes. You will gain insights from an esteemed faculty of thought leaders and industry professionals who bring a wealth of experience in organisational leadership, finance and analytics.

Meet the faculty

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Marc Kitten

Programme Director; Partner at Candesic Strategy Consultants; Visiting Professor in Finance at Imperial College Business School

Marc Kitten is a founding partner at Candesic Strategy Consultants in London. He has 25 years of experience in transactions and financial markets and advises corporations and ...

Guest speaker

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Stephen Collier

Former Group CEO of BMI Healthcare (now known as Circle Health Group)

As the leader of the largest private hospital group in the UK, Stephen Collier shares his experiences and insights from navigating the healthcare industry during the credit c...

Certificate

Certificate

Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by Imperial College Business School Executive Education.

Please note that this programme contributes to earning Associate Alumni status. Visit the Associate Alumni page to find out more.

Financing Options

We want to ensure that the Venture Capital and Private Equity: Investment Strategies programme is accessible to all. As such, we offer flexible payment option (for all countries). You can choose to make your payment in two, three or six instalments.

FAQs

Didn't find what you were looking for? Write to us at learner.success@emeritus.org or Schedule a call with one of our Programme Advisers or call us at +44 208 629 1765 (UK) / +1 315 509 2976 (US) / +65 3138 2451 (SG)

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options available.

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