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Introduction to PE/VC - The Essentials

Simmons & Simmons LLP View on map
19 September 2024 - 20 September 2024
CPD Hours
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Course overview

Designed for on-boarding new professionals to the PE and VC industry.

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.

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Key topics include
  • What is private equity?
  • Funds and returns
  • The investment process
  • Structuring and pricing a buyout
  • Funds administration reporting to investors and more

What will delegates take away?
  • An understanding of the lifecycle of a deal, including case studies
  • A breakdown of industry jargon
  • An opportunity to make industry contacts

Course Director

Andre Lanser

Andre has delivered courses for banks around the world in the areas of Credit, Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Valuation and Financial Modelling. Andre qualified as a Chartered Accountant, completing articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He started his career with a subsidiary of Commercial Union, involved in the steel manufacturing industry.


CPD accreditation

This course is CPD accredited by the CPD Certification Service for 12 hours. By attending this course, you will receive a digital certificate from Diplomasafe. This certificate allows you to share and save your new CPD accredited qualification on LinkedIn, adding instantly verifiable credentials and strengthening your professional profile.

Further information

Course frequency
5 times a year
Alternative date
November 2024, January 2025, March 2025, May 2025 and September 2025
PAs, IT staff, marketing and other support staff working in private equity and venture capital funds, and professionals in organisations that support private equity funds.
Group size
28 - 30 people

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Further information


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