The trainer is a university lecturer, executive trainer and advisor in private equity and venture capital. A chartered accountant and chartered marketer he was with PwC for 28 years, latterly leading the venture capital programme for the Technology Industry Group in Europe. He is the author of "Raising Venture Capital Finance in Europe" (Kogan Page) and "A Guide to Private Equity" (BVCA). He is a Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School, University of Reading where he teaches PE&VC and is carrying out research into venture capital fund performance at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow.
Private Equity Funds is an intensive one-day interactive executive education course tailored specifically to the private equity sector. The course is designed for those who are new to working in the private equity industry, either with fund managers or with institutional investors, and for accountants, lawyers and other professional advisors who wish to gain an understanding of private equity funds. This introductory course provides a commercial overview into the structure of private equity funds, the fund raising process, marketing private equity funds, fund terms and conditions and private equity as an asset class, including the performance of private equity funds.
Attendees of this one-day course should gain an understanding of the typical structure of a private equity fund, how funds are raised, the essential ingredients of a private placement memorandum, how funds are marketed, how private equity returns are measured and how private equity funds compare to other asset classes. This practical and commercial focused fundamentals course is taught through a combination of talks, group discussion and case study exercises.