An Introduction to Private Equity and Venture Capital - Group Rate

Start Date:
1. February 2021
Finish date:
14. October 2021
PE100 - 02WEBG
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Mr. Kapriel Kasbarian


An Introduction to Private Equity and Venture Capital

 Live Online Executive Education Training Programme


Note: A Minimum of 5 Participants are required to run this programme at the group rate prices 


Programme Overview

An Introduction to Private Equity and Venture Capital is a non-technical course delivered over 6 live online training sessions (each up to 1 hour in duration and 2-3 sessions per week) where the key concepts of this fascinating asset class are broken down, simplified and explained in a clear way using everyday language.
This interactive course is designed to give attendees an introduction to private equity and venture capital. It is aimed at business professionals new to the asset class as well as all support staff who work at a private equity or venture capital firm or service provider, and need an understanding and overview of what the industry is about. There is plenty of scope for Q&A.
At the end of the training programme, attendees will have a much better understanding of the private equity landscape and where their firm fits in the picture. 

Course Director 

Kapriel Kasbarian is responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of Ascentium Associates. His exposure to private equity is both from an entrepreneurial perspective - Ascentium Associates is backed by private equity investors - as well as that of a private equity service provider (commercial due diligence, and publishing and training services). He is a learning and development professional who was previously a strategy consultant at Armstrong Transaction Services where he undertook commercial due diligence and strategy consulting projects for private equity and corporate clients. To read Kapriel's full profile, please click here

This course is aimed at:              

This course is aimed at business professionals new to the asset class and all support staff (finance, marketing, IT etc) who work at a private equity or venture capital firm or service provider, and need an understanding and overview of what the industry is about.

Duration and Key Learning Outcomes:

Delivered over 6 training sessions (each up to 1 hour in duration and 2-3 sessions per week) attendees of this live interactive online training programme will gain an understanding of:

• The big picture of the private equity landscape
• Key players and their roles
• Key terms and concepts
• An appreciation of the full fund cycle
• Understanding how returns are generated
• Understanding exit strategies

Course Outline


Session 1

Introduction and Welcome

Attendee icebreaker session

The big picture – what is private equity and venture capital? 

Alternative asset Classes – What are they? Where does PE and VC fit in?
• Risk vs Return
• Liquidity spectrum

Session 2

The private equity spectrum, from seed capital to mega buyouts

A look at some market data

Session 3

Back to private equity – the market landscape
• Key players and their roles
  • General Partners – PE/VC firms
  • Limited Partners
     • Types of LPs
Portfolio companies
  • Service providers
    • Placement Agents
    • Investment consultants
    • Law firms
    • Banks
    • Due diligence providers
    • Secondaries

Session 4

So what do PE firms actually do?
• Just another business? How do they stay in business and make money?

Group team exercise – review of deal proposals


Sesssion 5

The Fund Cycle
• Formation & strategy
• Fundraising
• Investments, co-investments and club deals
• Use of leverage
• Exits
• Raising the next fund

Team fund design presentation exercise.
Would you invest?


Session 6

Measuring returns
• Internal rate of return
• Why is time the thief of IRR?
• Multiples

• Trade sale
• Secondaries – portfolio companies, fund positions

Final Q&A Session



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Cancellation Policy - Attendee cancellations received more than fifty (50) days in advance of the course will receive a full refund of the fees paid for a course. Cancellations received from forty-nine (49) to thirty six (36) days in advance of the course will be subject to a fee of 50% of fees paid. All cancellations must be made in writing (by letter, or email - proof of receipt will be required) to the relevant contact at Ascentium Associates or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .Unfortunately no refunds will be made for cancellations made within thirty five (35) days of a course. Cancellations received less than thirty five (35) days in advance of a course will receive a 100% credit to be used at another course for up to 12 months from the cancellation date.

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Programme contents – The course contents delivered verbally or provided in any format are purely for education and information purposes only and do not constitute advice or any course of action. Whilst all reasonable care has been taken for contents to be accurate and up to date, Ascentium Associates accepts no liability for any incompleteness or inaccuracy. Ascentium Associates accepts no liability whatsoever for any direct or consequential loss arising from the use of the contents of a course.

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