Private Equity: Leveraged Buyouts
GSM FE 850
Private Equity (PE) is a major force in the capital markets, acquiring household names such as Dell, Toys R Us, Neilson, Nieman Marcus, and many more. This course exposes students to, and de-mystifies, the PE world. The focus is centered on LBOs and their position in the alternative asset class. Students learn about the activities of PE firms including formation, fundraising, investing (deal structure, terms, due diligence, governance) and exiting. We also discuss how other industry sectors serve or are affected by PE and who the players are. This is a capstone course that integrates marketing, strategy and finance to further the understanding of business evaluation. Case study and class participation are the primary modes of learning. Course offered jointly with undergraduate course SMG FE 450.
FALL 2014 Schedule
|A1||Segal||SMG 404||MW 11:00 am-12:30 pm||Meets with SMG
SPRG 2015 Schedule
|A1||Segal||SMG 404||MW 11:00 am-12:30 pm||Mts w/SMG FE450