Business Model of Private Capital Funds
In this module, we examine the business model of private capital funds. We start by looking at what investing in private capital in emerging markets looks like. We then clarify the role of the fund manager and examine key characteristics of the private capital fund model. We explore venture capital ecosystems and conclude by contrasting the benefits and constraints of private capital.
Overview of Investment Funds in Africa and Other Emerging Markets
PRIVATE CAPITAL ECOSYSTEM
In this module, we will focus on the growth path of a typical privately-owned company and describe the different sources of funding a company might acquire as it grows and prospers. The benefits of private capital funds and other types of funds are also covered. Emerging markets is defined and the latest trends in private equity in Africa and other emerging markets are explored by visualising the latest data.
Impact of Private Capital on Economic Development & SDGs
PRIVATE CAPITAL ECOSYSTEM
In this module, we will focus on private capital as a powerful force for development. We will explore private capital’s role in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discover how the SDGs can be implemented in a private capital fund.
This course will provide you with all the necessary knowledge you require to do this successfully. Guided by your facilitator, you will gain both practical and theoretical insights into all areas of fundraising including fund strategies and teams, deal flows and structures, effective marketing, and pitching.
This module investigates common fund structures and the constitutive bodies that govern the terms of a fund. The limited partnership structure is detailed to demonstrate the roles of the general partner and the limited partner. Common fund terms are covered and their provision to provide insight into how funds may be structured based on stakeholder agreements.
In this module we will learn about the due diligence of funds, starting with explaining the need for due diligence. We will then explore the key elements and processes involved in performing due diligence.
We will highlight some red flags to look out for when doing due diligence on funds and conclude by providing useful due diligence tools.
Manager and Fund Selection (Investor Perspective)
In this module, we will be exploring how to choose a successful fund management firm and team. We will start by discussing the expectations that investors have of fund managers and define characteristics of successful fund managers. We will then examine characteristics of a winning fund management team, including factors to look out for in a team’s track record.