Executive Program

Private Equity and Venture Capital

The private equity market involves professionally managed equity investments in unregistered securities of private and public companies.

Professional management is provided by specialized intermediaries know as General Partners. These intermediaries typically acquire large ownership stakes in the companies they invest in and take an active role in monitoring and advising them.

This course explores the private equity and venture capital (PE/VC) industries, focusing on the whole lifecycle of an investment firm, from the creation of a General Partnership (GP), to fundraising, the creation of funds, portfolio management, performance reporting and the definition of the exit strategies.

The course is planned for professionals with a basic understanding of the private equity industry. Our approach serves anyone in the buy or sell side, whether representing a general partner, a fund manager, a family office running an active investment program, or an entrepreneur looking for options for new ventures. The program is designed to enhance the investment expertise and improve the student’s effectiveness at every stage of the fundraising, deal analysis and structuring, deal execution and exit processes.

Course Infomation

Start Date



Fernando Barbi, PhD, Alessandro Raschellà, M.Sc and Luiz Junqueira, MBA


8,500 CHF

Department Contact Info

SBS Executive Progam

General Inquires
+41 44 880 00 88
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Flughafenstrasse 3
8302, Kloten-Zürich

Mon – Fri 08:30 – 18:00

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Topics Covered

  • What is PE ? What are the role and limits of a General Partner and a of Limited Partner?
  • How do PE firms work, how are funds raised, how portfolios are structured and financed?
  • What are the challenges to invest in PE and how do they address them?
  • What is the governance structure of the funds and the companies in which they invest?
  • How are companies valued ? How to structure a PE deal and which are the documents?
  • How to valuate a company and report performance to investors?
  • What are the available exit strategies?
  • What is changing in the PE market and what are the challenges ahead?

Who Should Apply?

  • Professional advisors involved in private equity investments, such as engineers, lawyers, accountants, due diligence professionals
  • Representatives of corporations, family offices, private banks, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds that would like to allocate part of the portfolio in private equity
  • People who want to become General Partners
  • Representatives of public traded companies who want to learn private equity
  • Angel investors, entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists
  • Impact investors and venture philanthropists
  • People who already work for private equity firms but who want to learn more about other aspects of the private equity industry
  • People who already work for private equity firms but who want to learn more about other aspects of the private equity industry

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