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What You'll Learn

Through a rich learning experience that includes faculty presentations, case studies, small group discussions, and practical exercises, you will develop the essential problem-solving and decision-making skills needed to craft an effective investment strategy, raise the required capital, and facilitate productive dealmaking.

Participants should expect to spend at least 9-12 hours on self-paced case preparation prior to attending the program. Case materials will be made available approximately two weeks prior to program start.

Key Topics

Private equity globalization

  • Understand how capital flows across both national and regional boundaries

  • Manage a multinational fund versus one run from a single office

  • Adjust investment strategies for the demand-and-supply dynamics of different countries and regions

  • Assess the impact of traditional management practices and the localization of investments

  • Anticipate exit difficulties and other risks

Emerging markets
  • Adapt your investment style for new high-growth markets

  • Identify new funding opportunities

  • Embrace earlier-stage investments

  • Understand the differences between fundraising and investing efforts

  • Make decisions that address the distinct financial and cultural aspects of a country or region

Implications of both firm and fund size
  • Align your investment strategies with your firm and fund

  • Prepare for the distinct challenges that characterize different stages of growth

  • Recognize how the size of your firm and fund can affect the perceptions of investors and other industry players

  • Understand how firm and fund size can influence deal sourcing and selection, enterprise valuation, portfolio mix, and the management of portfolio companies

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