Course Details

Private Equity

This course provides an examination of the business, financial and legal aspects of private equity transactions, a category of higher-risk, higher-reward investing. Forty years ago, private equity investing was a relatively small activity conduced almost exclusively in the United States. Today, private equity fund managers have multiple trillions of US dollars committed to making private equity investments around the world, including emerging country markets as well as developed countries. Topics covered in the class include a history and development of the industry, private equity investments in growth equity, venture capital and leveraged acquisitions, and the legal documentation used in private equity transactions. Additional topics may include shareholder and management agreements, negotiation strategies and techniques, and an insider's look at the principal players involved in private equity investing 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 private equity investors, lawyers, accountants, investment bankers, and owners and managers of business enterprises. The intended audience for the course is the student who expects to be involved in sophisticated and entrepreneurial business transactions as either a lawyer, an entrepreneur or a private equity professional. Evaluation: Final Exam; Case Study Paper; Class Participation Materials:Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Transactions, Aspen Publishers (2017) by Jack S. Levin. We will be putting together a packet of articles and readings for the class

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 633R


Course History

Spring 2020
Title: Private Equity
Faculty: McDonough, Thomas J
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 17