FIN-522 / 4 credits

Teacher: Fahlenbrach Rüdiger

Language: English

Remark: MA3 only


Summary

The course applies finance tools and concepts to the world of venture capital and financing of projects in high-growth industries. Students are introduced to all institutional aspects of the venture capital industry. Students analyze various aspects of VC finance using an investors' perspective.

Content

Keywords

Venture capital - Private equity - Finance of innovation - Valuation - Option pricing theory

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Introduction to finance

Recommended courses

Investments

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Describe all the institutional aspects of the venture capital industry.
  • Give an example of the asymmetric information problem that drives contracting in the venture capital industry
  • Recall discounted cash-flow and comparables valuation techniques
  • Apply finance tools and concepts to the world of venture capital and financing of projects in high-growth industries.
  • Use option pricing techniques to price the preferred securities issued to venture capitalists
  • Describe how leveraged buyout transactions work

Transversal skills

  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.

Teaching methods

Lectures, homework, case studies, expert talks, exercises

Assessment methods

40% Homework and case studies

60% Final exam

Homework is open book and final exam is closed-book.

Supervision

Assistants Yes

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation by Andrew Metrick and Ayako Yasuda, John Wiley and Sons.

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Venture capital
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Venture capital
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Venture capital
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Venture capital
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Venture capital
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Venture capital
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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