This innovative program provides an ideal combination of lectures by Wharton finance faculty and Wharton alumni who are finance leaders in the private equity industry. Participants will have an opportunity to focus on areas of individual interest, such as the limited partners perspective and private equity in emerging markets. There will also be time for case studies and group presentations.
Participants will learn the landscape of the private equity space and be exposed to concepts and tools — shaped by the ongoing research of Wharton Private Equity Professor Bilge Yilmaz — that are used by private equity managers today. Case studies are current, relevant, and designed to maximize peer and faculty interaction.
Session topics include:
- Fund Structure
- Leveraged Buyout Model and Comparables Analysis
- Deal Origination, Transaction, and Execution
- Value Creation With Operations and Negotiation
- Advanced And Best Practices In Private Equity
- Commercial Due Diligence
- The Limited Partners’ Perspective
- Growth Equity
- Middle Market Private Equity
- Private Equity In Emerging Economies
Wharton faculty and alumni will share their experiences and discuss their views on the private equity landscape. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the speakers through focused Q&A sessions, as well as during breakout sessions.
Participants will work in small groups to apply their new knowledge to a private equity deal. Teamwork on case studies will expose participants to both the mechanics and art of the deal through a real-world lens. This approach will ensure that participants understand the key drivers in the private equity market, differences between funds’ strategies, and how those strategies can play out for investors.
Private Equity Professor Bilge Yilmaz and Mitchell Hollin, WG’89, appeared on Wharton Business Radio, SiriusXM. Listen to this extract of an interview where they talked about Private Equity: Investing and Creating Value.