Oxford Private Equity Programme

Strategic insights into the risks and rewards of this expanding asset class

Start date:


  • 5 days

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Oxford


  • £8,000 plus accommodation (£1,200)

About the programme

Join Professor Ludovic Phalippou and industry leaders in lively debate about the current and future state of private equity and the opportunities it presents.

Drawing on the latest analysis you will assess the opportunities, risks and developments including:

  • private asset valuation
  • structuring private equity investments
  • the role, risk and limits of leverage
  • fund structure
  • selecting and comparing funds
  • understanding the distribution of returns, fees and carried interest
  • quantifying fund performance
  • alignment of incentive structures
  • fundraising
  • co-investment and direct investment opportunities
  • secondaries
  • frontier markets
  • environmental, social and governance (ESG)

The programme is for professionals across the corporate finance, investment management and private equity industry. Join us to develop your private equity strategy alongside a qualified peer group from across the world.


Introduction to the programme


To you

  • Access expertise from institutional investors, private equity firms and corporate lawyers
  • Evaluate and structure private equity direct and fund investments
  • Discuss real-life case studies with academics and professionals
  • Expand your professional network and enhance your value on the job market
  • Lifetime membership of the Oxford Saïd Alumni Network

To your business

  • Practical exercises and improved technical expertise in evaluating new investments
  • Enhanced due diligence process and strategic decision making  
  • Incorporate ESG and frontier markets investing into your organisation’s strategy
  • Networking and exchanging ideas with other organisations

Programme outline

Day one

  • Valuation
  • Capital structure
  • Leverage buyout (LBO) modelling
  • Fund selection

Day two

  • Debt role play – understanding leverage
  • Fund structure
  • Emerging markets
  • ESG

Day three

  • Buy and build role play
  • Management in LBOs
  • Fund economics
  • Modelling waterfalls

Day four

  • Private equity performance
  • The latest on general partners (GPs) and limited partners (LPs)
  • Fund raising and finance
  • Frontier markets

Day five

  • The future of private equity
  • Applications to your real-world scenarios


Lifetime membership of the Oxford Saïd Alumni Network.

What our alumni say

A truly amazing and engaging experience resulting in a deep dive in the details of the private equity industry.

Bruno Semenzato

CIO at SMZTO Holdings

Meet the faculty

Industry expert contributors


Read the latest research by the School's Private Equity Institute.


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