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ECON6024: Private Equity

2024 unit information

Private equity (PE) is crucial in developing new business ventures and promoting innovation. This unit investigates how PE firms operate, analysing the key strategic issues they face during the fundraising, investing and exit stages of the PE cycle. Topics covered include: the determinants and types of PE fundraising, the organisational structure of PE firms, the PE firm's investment decision, the PE firm-investee company relationship and the design of exit strategies. The role of PE in the broader economy is also discussed. Finally, we introduce some of the ethical issues PE firms face.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Economics

Code ECON6024
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON5002 or ECON6701 or ECON6702
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate skills in oral and written communication
  • LO2. demonstrate skills in problem solving
  • LO3. demonstrate critical thinking
  • LO4. understand the different elements of the PE/VC cycle
  • LO5. understand the nature of the strategic relationship between venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and investors
  • LO6. identify possible private equity investment opportunities and explain how they may be implemented
  • LO7. understand the role of government and regulation in the private equity industry
  • LO8. understand the role of private equity in innovation
  • LO9. feel sufficiently informed to confidently participate in public policy discussions on the impact of the private equity industry.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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