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CEPRES University
A complete Due Diligence Training Course
Basic Module 1
INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE EQUITY FUND SCREENING
CU Module 1 PEA Worldmap

Learning Objectives:

The Private Equity Investment Cycle

Initial Fund Screening

A Quantitative Review of Returns, Risks & Liquidity

A Qualitative Review

Availability
Free Registration

Basic Module 2
BASIC QUANTITATIVE DUE DILIGENCE OF A PRIVATE EQUITY FUND
CU Module 2 s7a

Learning Objectives:

Basic analysis: a diagnostic check

IRR and TVPI Returns: Performance attribution analysis

Availability
Free Registration

Basic Module 3
BASIC QUANTITATIVE DUE DILIGENCE: A DEEP DIVE
CU Module 3 s16a

Learning Objectives:

Benchmarking fund level returns – a good litmus test

Benchmarking deal level returns – a real comparative analysis

Availability
Free Registration

Advanced Module 4
ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE DUE DILIGENCE: A DEEP DIVE
CU Module 4 s9

Learning Objectives:

Evaluating PMEs – would you be better off investing in stocks or bonds?

PrMEs – PE versus other Private Markets

Availability
Membership Required

Advanced Module 5
ADVANCED DUE DILIGENCE: EVALUATING THE PORTFOLIO COMPANIES
CU Module 5 s11

Learning Objectives:

Value Creation Analysis: proving if it really was hands-on

Finding repeatable performance through correlation analysis

Availability
Membership Required

Advanced Module 6
EVALUATING RISK IN A GP TRACK RECORD, PART I
CU Module 6 s14a

Learning Objectives:

Risk in terms of return volatility & company return spreads

Risk adjusted alpha: does the GP strategy produce an absolute return?

Beta Risk analysis: how correlated are PE returns to public markets?

Conclusions for asset allocation

Availability
Membership Required

Advanced Module 7
EVALUATING RISK IN A GP TRACK RECORD, PART II
CU Module 7 s3a

Learning Objectives:

Default analysis: Taking a look at the downside

Valuation Multiples vs. Market Comparables

Debt multiples: is the deal overleveraged?

Impact of investor returns by deal terms – correlation analysis

Availability
Membership Required

Advanced Module 8
UNDERSTANDING LIQUIDITY IN AN ILLIQUID ASSET CLASS
CU Module 8 One click Gross vs net IRR

Learning Objectives:

Holding period: how it impacts IRR versus investment multiple

Gross vs net IRR: your actual returns could be quite different

Dry powder: the GP’s cash flow management

Exit scenario forecasts: what else can you expect?

The J-curve: it should come back up

Availability
Membership Required

Advanced Module 9
LIFE AFTER CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS: COMPLETING THE PE INVESTMENT CYCLE
CU Module 10 Power Analyzer

Learning Objectives:

Important aspects of qualitative due diligence

Post-investment portfolio tracking

Summary & Closing Remarks

 

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Membership Required