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Oxford Private Equity Programme

Oxford Private Equity Programme

Welcome to the Oxford Private Equity Programme

Private equity continues to attract new capital due to its ability to generate returns, despite high competition for quality investments. This prestigious executive programme provides a deep understanding of the private equity industry, with access to world class research, renowned Oxford University faculty and unrivalled business networks.

The programme offers a comprehensive framework for assessing the future prospects for this key sector after the credit crisis and increased regulatory forces. You will gain a firm grounding of the industry structures and business models and an insight into current and likely future developments. 

The programme discusses:

  • Private equity as an asset class in a larger portfolio
  • Sources of value creation by private equity funds
  • The incentives driving key players in the industry
  • Fund creation and structuring
  • Selection and assessment of fund performance
  • Leveraged buyouts and structuring of investments
  • Co-invesments and direct investing
  • Emerging market PE 
  • Venture Capital
  • Exit routes

We combine academic rigour with the involvement of senior industry practitioners to produce the best suite of private equity programmes available anywhere

Our Private Equity Institute maintains an authoritative, independent and unbiased perspective of the industry. We produce research that is equally important to investors (Limited Partners, or LPs, in funds), private equity fund managers (General Partners, or GPs), advisors, banks, and companies, as well as entrepreneurs attracting the attention of private equity funds.We are a founding member of the Private Equity Research Consortium.

In addition to research and education, the Institute encourages and supports a number of network intitiatives, including the Private Equity Forum, Oxford Chicago Discussions, Bridgepoint Private Equity Challenge, Centerview M & A Challenge, Hermes GPE Private Markets Challenge, Jefferies Equity Research Challenge and the Oxford Chicago Global Private Equity Challenge. Through these events the Institute fosters the exchange of views between academics, students, alumni and professionals.

Key information

Course length

5 days
Monday - Friday


25 - 29 June 2018


(accommodation not included)

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Our Open Programmes have climbed to second worldwide in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings, and for the fourth consecutive year we have maintained our number one position in the UK.