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Venture Capital and Private Equity

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Module Convenor:  Rob Carroll

Module Content:
Business start-ups, second stage financing and management buy-outs are all encompassed by Venture Capital and Private Equity. The course looks at the variety of uses of this type of finance and the growing number of sources available. Structures of deals, analysis and preparation of business plans, exit rates and assessing the entrepreneur are all covered in this course.

Module Aims:
1. To provide an understanding of the operation of venture capital from the perspectives of both the lender and the borrower.
2. To consider the issues relating to venture capital for both new start-ups and established businesses.
3. To give first hand experience in development of a business plan, formulating a proposal and analyse the proposition through case studies and worked examples.

Module Assessment:
Individual Business Plan (3500-4,000 words) (100%)


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