Course Details

Private Equity Transactions

This course is intended to provide an examination of the legal and financial aspects of private equity transactions, a category of high-risk, high-reward investing. During 2013, an aggregate of $454 billion of new capital was committed to private equity funds on a world-wide basis. Although the industry was primarily a United States domestic activity when it originated approximately 40 years ago, private equity has now expanded to the rest of the civilized world, and includes investing activities in emerging markets as well as developed countries. Topics covered in the class include a history and development of the industry from the professor's personal perspectives, legal documentation used in selling interests in private equity funds, private equity fund agreements, venture capital, leveraged acquisitions, senior and subordinated debt financings, off-balance sheet financings, shareholder and management agreements, initial public offerings, negotiation strategies and techniques, and an insider's look at the principal players involved in private equity activities. Relevant legal, tax, accounting, securities law and governmental regulatory issues will be examined, in each case from the perspective of the relevant participants in private equity activities, including fund managers, lawyers, accountants, investment bankers, and business owners. The intended audience for the course is the student who expects to be participating in private equity transactions as a lawyer, but should also be meaningful for those who expect to participate in private equity activities as non-lawyers. Pre-requisites: Corporations or Business Associations for JD students. This course was previously offered as Structuring Transactions: Leveraged Acquisitions

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 633T
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaLegal Skills Development
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Private Equity Transactions
Faculty: Lutz, Karl E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25

Summer 2017
Title: Private Equity Transactions
Faculty: Lutz, Karl E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 10

Spring 2017
Title: Private Equity Transactions
Faculty: Lutz, Karl E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25

Fall 2016
Title: Private Equity Transactions
Faculty: Lutz, Karl E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25

Summer 2016
Title: Private Equity Transactions
Faculty: Lutz, Karl E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 16

Spring 2016
Title: Private Equity Transactions
Faculty: Lutz, Karl E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 28     Actual: 28

Summer 2015
Title: Private Equity Transactions
Faculty: Lutz, Karl E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 19

Spring 2015
Title: Private Equity Transactions
Faculty: Lutz, Karl E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 39