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Venture Capital and Private Equity


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Introduction 1 PE today and tomorrow 2 Iris Running Crane December 2009 Module 1: Fundraising 3 Yale University: July 2006 4 Altoona 5 PE Partnership Agreements 6 Grove Street Advisors II 7 PE Fundraising Process 8 CPPIB Module 2: Investing 9 Firm Strategy Vignettes 10 Hardina Smythe and the Healthcare Conundrum 11 Avid & Lighthouse Partners 12 Metapath 13 Valuation in PE Settings 14 European PE 15 Moneybookers & Investcorp 16 PE in Developing Countries 17 Hony 18 Gobi & DMG 19 PE Securities Module 3: Exiting 20 emgs 21 Motilal 22 IPO Process 23 Rock & a Hard Place: Valuation & Distribution Module 4: New Frontiers 24 Village Ventures 25 Microsoft IPV 26 Abraaj 27 Actis in 2008 28 Blackstone IPO Appendix: A note on PE Information Sources Glossary Index

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Dr. Josh Lerner is a Strategic Advisor at Master Minds. He is a Senior Advisor at Grove Street Advisors, LLC. Dr. Lerner works with the firm in an advisory role with a particular emphasis on helping the firm and its clients identify and respond to key trends in the private equity industry. He is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in Finance and the Entrepreneurial Management. Dr. Lerner's research ... focuses on the structure of private equity and venture capital organizations and their role in transforming scientific discoveries into commercial products. Much of his research is collected in The Venture Capital Cycle, MIT Press, 1999 and The Money of Invention, Harvard Business School Press, 2001. Dr. Lerner also teaches doctoral courses on entrepreneurship and empirical methods in corporate finance, as well as executive education offerings. Dr. Lerner serves as a Research Associate in the Corporate Finance and Productivity Programs and a Co-Editor of Innovation Policy and the Economy. In the 1993-1994 academic year, Dr. Lerner introduced an elective M.B.A. course on private equity and venture capital. He was a Venture Advisor at Zero Stage Capital. Dr. Lerner examined the impact of intellectual property protection, particularly patents, on the competitive strategies of firms in high-technology industries. He founded, raised funding for, and organized two groups at the National Bureau of Economic Research: the Entrepreneurship Working Group and the Innovation Policy and the Economy Group. He worked for several years on issues concerning technological innovation and public policy at the Brookings Institution, for a public-private task force in Chicago, and on Capitol Hill. Dr. Lerner recently led an international team of scholars in a study of the economic impact of private equity for the World Economic Forum. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of RBC Venture Partners and also for Zero Stage Capital. Dr. Lerner serves as a Harvard Business School's representative on Harvard University Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee and the Provost's Committee on Technology Transfer. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. from Yale College with a special divisional major which combined Physics with the history of Technology.

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