Introduction to Private Equity Level 1 Programme
This two-day course will enable participants to be more effective in their jobs by improving their understanding of the private equity and venture capital industry, the roles of all of the players and how their work contributes to the success of the business. It will help clarify terminology and includes reviews of the structure of funds, the investment process, how returns are generated, financing structure, fund reporting and administration.
Heather Lightbody specialises in training with a focus on private equity, valuation and M&A. She has both a professional and personal interest in private equity, analysing PE purchases and exits and their impact on the broader corporate finance market. Heather worked with Esso Petroleum for five years in a range of finance functions. After completing an MBA at London Business School in 1985 Heather was an M&A consultant for five years. She worked for Yamaichi International for seven years in M&A, Eastern Europe coverage, debt and equity capital markets, and was appointed Executive Director in 1994. Heather joined DC Gardner Training in 1998 and was Managing Director from 1999 to 2004.
"The course director was exceptional - she certainly knows her stuff! She was very good at communicating her knowledge and experience to all levels of understanding. I would highly recommend."
British Business Bank attendee, May 2018
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