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Venture Capital and Private Equity

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What is venture capital?

Investopedia defines venture capital as “a form of private equity and a type of financing that investors provide to startup companies and small businesses that are believed to have long-term growth potential”. A good share of venture capital investments are made in early stage companies. Since investors take higher risk, these deals often involve owners giving up equity in their companies.

What is private equity?

Private equity covers investments made into companies not listed on stock exchanges. These investments are made in exchange for equity. Typically, private equity investors raise money from various sources which they then invest in promising companies. Unlike venture capital which can focus on young companies, private equity investments tend to go to more mature businesses. Apart from venture capital, other types of private equity investments are: leveraged buyout growth equity, mezzanine investing, and more.

Required/recommended materials for selected finance courses

FIN 5008 Barcharts, Inc. Business Finance.
FIN 5008 Ross, Stephen A.; Westerfield, Randolph W.; Jordan, Bradford D. Essentials of Corporate Finance. (2014)
FIN 5130 Brigham, Eugene F., Ehrhardt, Michael C. Financial Management: Theory & Practice.
FIN 5503 Baek. Multinational Business Finance. 
FIN 5515 Eiteman, David K.; Stonehill, Arthur I.; Moffett, Michael H. Multinational Business Finance. (2007) 
FIN 5540 Saunders, Anthony ; Cornett, Marcia. Financial Institutions Management.
FIN 5545

Hull, John C. Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets. (2010)

FIN 5550 Dejong. Investments. 
FIN 5570

Brigham, Eugene F.; Ehrhardt, Michael C. Financial Management: Theory & Practice.

REE 5880 Linneman Associates. Real Estate Finance and Investments.
REE 5887 Linneman Associates. Real Estate Finance and Investments.


FIN 2000 Billingsley, Randall; Gitman, Lawrence J.; Joehnk, Michael D.  PFIN 7: Student Edition
FIN 3010 Ross, Stephen. Essentials of Corporate Finance. (2014)
FIN 3110

Ross, Stephen. Corporate Finance.

FIN 3120 Bodie, Zvi; Kane, Alex; Marcus, Alan J. Essentials of Investments.
FIN 3150

Saunders. Financial Markets and Institutions. 


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