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AFCP8142 – Private Capital

2021 – Term 3, Infrequent attendance, City

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Stephane Chatonsky
Guy Schofield
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Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to Master of Applied Finance or Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit covers the overall structure and dynamics of contemporary private capital covering both portfolio firm level and fund level considerations. Key issues of assessing, valuing, contracting, monitoring and exiting private equity and venture capital investments are dealt with at a practitioner level of detail. This unit covers a spectrum of private capital investments, from early stage and venture (seed and start-up) to late stage (management and buy-outs), together with managing private capital funded businesses. Consideration is also given to fund creation and management.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Examine recent developments in the private capital maket and explain the key issues of assessing, valuing, contracting, monitoring and exiting private equity investments.
  • ULO2: Research and critically appraise a range of private equity investments and approaches.
  • ULO3: Describe the full lifecycle of a private capital transaction and apply private equity investment considerations to ‘real world’ situations.

General Assessment Information

Please refer to the unit's iLearn site.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Class activities 20% No Refer to iLearn
Private Capital Proposals 40% No Refer to iLearn
Final assessment 40% No Refer to iLearn

Class activities

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: Refer to iLearn
Weighting: 20%

 

Tasks set with online classes including quizzes, online or recorded presentations, learning portfolio, analytical tasks and participation.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Examine recent developments in the private capital maket and explain the key issues of assessing, valuing, contracting, monitoring and exiting private equity investments.

Private Capital Proposals

Assessment Type 1: Case study/analysis
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: Refer to iLearn
Weighting: 40%

 

Proposals for Venture Capital and Private Equity. Group and Individual tasks for each of up to 2,500 words.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Research and critically appraise a range of private equity investments and approaches.
  • Describe the full lifecycle of a private capital transaction and apply private equity investment considerations to ‘real world’ situations.

Final assessment

Assessment Type 1: Practice-based task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: Refer to iLearn
Weighting: 40%

 

A time-constrained task based on scenarios. Open book.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Examine recent developments in the private capital maket and explain the key issues of assessing, valuing, contracting, monitoring and exiting private equity investments.
  • Research and critically appraise a range of private equity investments and approaches.
  • Describe the full lifecycle of a private capital transaction and apply private equity investment considerations to ‘real world’ situations.

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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

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