FINA5527 Private Equity Management and Venture Capital

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit provides a broad coverage of the private equity industry. The unit discusses the role of private equity in the overall economy and the overall process of private equity. It also explores key aspects of deal assessment; valuation; negotiation; capital structure; managerial incentives; and monitoring and exiting. In addition, the key aspects of private wealth management such as financial advice on various investment vehicles to high-net-worth investors are also discussed.
Students are able to (1) explain the objectives of private equity; (2) value, assess, negotiate and monitor deals involving private equity; (3) identify the risks and rewards of private equity deals for private equity investors; (4) identify the key aspects of private wealth management for high net worth investors; (5) demonstrate the ability to work in a team; (6) demonstrate an ability to provide constructive discussion and feedback; and (7) produce clear and concise written communication and oral presentations.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) individual assignment; (2) group presentation and assignment; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Shane Lavagna-Slater
Unit rules
for Master of Commerce students: FINA5432 Introduction to Finance; for Master of Applied Finance students: FINA5520 Risk Management and Financial Instruments
FINA5521 Quantitative Methods in Finance
FINA5524 Trading and Markets
ECON5506 The Economics of Financial Markets
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
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