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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed as an introduction to the world of private equity with a particular slant on its role in the technology sector. It reviews the changes in attitude seen in the markets to technology businesses in the last 10 years, what the current trends are and what risks and challenges may exist in the future.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand distinction between private equity and venture capital;
  • Understand the definition of ‘technology’;
  • Be aware of the recovering IPO and secondary buyout markets following the financial crisis;
  • Understand the historic and current role of private equity in the technology sector;
  • Understand the ole and structure of UK research centres, government and corporate ventures for development of marketable technology;
  • Be aware of the key trends, risks and opportunities in the current market for investors;
  • Be aware of what the future might hold for private equity.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Market Update / Hot Topic
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This podcast is about the current trends in the private equity market, giving particular attention to the historic, current and future role of venture capital and private equity in the technology sector.

Podcast added: 09/06/11

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