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BVCA | Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

Lp Foundation

Oct 15—16, 2019
2 days
Greater London, United Kingdom
GBP 1990 ≈USD 2412
GBP 995 per day

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Course overview Led by renowned industry practitioners, learn the core skills necessary to build your career as an LP within the private equity and venture capital industry. Delegates will gain a thorough understanding of managing funds and forge invaluable new connections with their peers.

Key topics include

  • Fund due diligence
  • Planning your portfolio
  • The do’s and don’ts from a GP perspective
  • Portfolio monitoring
  • Active management of your portfolio and co-investment
  • Regulation, legal agreements, terms and more

What will delegates take away?

  • A thorough understanding of private equity and venture capital
  • Lessons from experienced industry practitioners
  • A strong network of new contacts

Who should attend

Professionals in their first or second year of an investment team (LP)


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Oxford Private Equity Programme

A taster of the Oxford Private Equity Programme

Next dates

Jun 8—12, 2020
5 days
Oxford, United Kingdom
GBP 7000 ≈USD 8487
GBP 1400 per day


Strategic insights into the risks and rewards of this expanding asset class

Join Professor Tim Jenkinson and industry leaders in a lively discourse about the future of the sector and the opportunities presented to you.

The programme incorporates the latest research findings from Professor Tim Jenkinson and colleagues at the Private Equity Institute.

Drawing on the latest analysis you will assess the opportunities, risks and developments in the sector including:

  • Private equity portfolio allocations
  • Quantifying fund performance
  • Selecting and comparing funds
  • Fund raising strategies
  • Structuring private equity investments and the role, risks and limits of leverage
  • Understanding the distribution of returns, fees and carried interest
  • Co-investment opportunities
  • Emerging markets private equity
  • Exit routes

The programme is for professionals across the corporate finance, investment management and private equity industry.


To you

  • Access expertise from institutional investors, top private equity firms, corporate lawyers and portfolio CEOs
  • Insight from analysis of unique data-sets to reveal current and predicted trends
  • Network with professional peers in an exclusive, small group setting
  • See how the sector is predicted to be in ten years

To your business

  • Incorporate predicted industry trends into you strategy based on the latest research
  • Practical exercises and high level networking mean participants can add value to their organisation’s decision making process
  • Improved technical expertise to make investments which manage risk and deliver returns

Programme outline

Day one – The institutional investor perspective

  • Setting and managing private equity allocations in an investment portfolio
  • Designing private equity investment structures
  • Managing the risks, costs and relationships involved
  • Limited Partnership Agreements

Day two – Explore how private equity adds value

  • Identify where the real money is – and why
  • Measuring the performance of PE funds
  • Fund economics and GP performance persistence
  • s PE the natural best shareholder for some companies?
  • Co-investments and direct PE investing

Day three – Private equity investment structures

  • How PE firms value their portfolio companies
  • LBO modelling
  • Benchmark returns with a fund modelling exercise
  • Explore leveraged finance, buy-outs and the role of debt after the banking crisis
  • Financial & Legal structuring

Day four – Venture Capital and emerging markets

  • What is Venture Capital? How big is the venture capital market in comparison to the private equity industry?
  • Venture capital valuation
  • Issues affecting Venture Capital - anti-dilution, board structure, fund raising, liquidation, negotiating term sheets and sources of capital.
  • Private equity in emerging markets - using PE to access opportunities in Africa and Asia
  • How does development finance contribute towards the establishment and growth of the private equity sector in emerging markets?

Day five – Exit routes and the future of private equity

  • Discuss which exit routes are preferred and why
  • Are hybrid forms of private equity ownership emerging as the industry evolves?
  • Are co-investments an attractive proposition?

Who should attend

Professionals across the corporate finance, investment management and private equity industry including private equity professionals, advisors, investment bankers, corporate lawyers and accountants. Entrepreneurs, Angel investors, venture capitalists and SRI portfolio managers are also be able to apply.

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