2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LUBS3116 Private Equity
10 creditsClass Size: 90
Module manager: Abdulkadir Mohamed
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Pre-requisite qualificationsLUBS2205 Corporate Finance
LUBS2206 Corporate Financial Management
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThe objective of this module is to provide you with an overview of the structure of the private equity market, the operation of the various stages of the investment cycle and give you a real insight into how private equity firms can facilitate value creation in the companies in which they invest. We want to help you understand how financial theory is really applied in practice and make this module as realistic as possible. To that end we have worked closely with a prominent Leeds-based private equity firm in developing this module and will be teaching you using specially prepared and bespoke case study examples based on their investment experiences.
ObjectivesPrivate equity is medium to long-term finance provided in return for an equity stake in unquoted companies and is typically used to support management buyouts and management buy-ins in mature companies. The objective of this module is to show how financial theory is applied in practice by providing an insight into the structure of the private equity market, the operation of the various stages of the investment cycle and demonstrate how private equity firms can create value in the companies in which they invest through financing structures and oversight of operational management.
Students completing the module will be able to:
1. Identify and evaluate relevant academic theory, operating practice, alternative financing structures and financial models used in the private equity sector;
2. Analyse the various professional and commercial interests operating in the private equity market in its regulatory and social context; and
3. Critically evaluate the importance of private equity in promoting innovation, growth and corporate restructuring for private companies.
Students completing the module will have the opportunity to:
- Identify alternative commercial perspectives and opportunities in a private equity context, extract relevant information and define an investment plan from complex structured and unstructured scenarios and data
- Apply their numerical and statistical skills to manipulate and interrogate financial and other numerical data
- Structure and communicate quantitative and qualitative information, ideas, analysis, argument and commentary in the form of a professional quality business report
Indicative topics include:
- Introduction to private equity
- How private equity firms work
- The investment process
- Private equity strategies
- Value creation in portfolio companies
- Exiting investments
- Fund performance and valuation measures
- Commercial, legal, social, ethical and governance issues in private equity
- Current issues in private equity
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||78.50|
|Total Contact hours||21.50|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyThis could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackYour teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Group Project||3,000 words||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
The resit for this module will be 100% by 3,000 word coursework.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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