Oxford Private Equity Programme

Said Business School

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  • 5 days
  • in person

Said Business School


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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.

About the course

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?


Tim Jenkinson

Tim Jenkinson is Professor of Finance at the Said Business School . One of the leading authorities on private equity, IPOs, and institutional asset management, Tim is renowned for his ability to collect critical, previously inaccessible, data by building strong links with institutional investors,...

Jack Edmondson

Jack Edmondson is Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Oxford University Endowment Management (OUEM Ltd). He is also a member of Saïd Business School’s Private Equity Institute Advisory Board. OU Endowment Management manages over £4.0 billion of long-term capital for the collegiate University. Jac...

Chris Kallos

Chris is a senior Partner at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he has been instrumental in developing the firm's industry-leading global investment funds practice over two decades. Chris leads private equity fund formation matters for large and middle-market buyout, growth equity,...

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