Summer 2011 EMBA Course

B7399-131: Private Equity: Its Business Model And Its Role As An Asset Class

Block Week 3, EMBA block June 13 - 17

Instructor: Laura Resnikoff

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The course focuses on the private equity industry in its classic permutation – providers of equity capital to general partners to purchase, made possible by access to significant debt amounts, govern and exit from established companies, known in popular language as LBOs, later stage buyouts. Over the past thirty years, private equity has evolved into an institutional asset class, attracting nearly $2 trillion of capital commitments, composed of hundreds of funded firms, of all sizes, working in nearly every part of the world.
This course is an overview - we will cover the building blocks to help students become familiar with the major stakeholders, each one’s role and how investment decisions are developed.


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