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SAVCA-GIBS Programme in Private Equity Foundation

SAVCA and GIBS are proud to bring you our annual foundation course for financial professionals in the early stages of their careers in private equity.

This course is intended for private equity practitioners, investment/fund managers, institutional investors and consultants to the industry. Delegates are guided through the private equity life cycle with real-life case studies and best practices as presented by senior private equity practitioners.

A certificate will be awarded to participants on completion of the course.

This 2-day workshop will unpack the full spectrum of the Private Equity life cycle and provide the necessary knowledge to understand the following concepts

  • What private equity is and the current trends;
  • The role of venture capital in the private equity life cycle;
  • The evolution of private equity funding models;
  • Deal generation;
  • Evaluating investment opportunities;
  • Due Diligence considerations;
  • Career opportunities within private equity;
  • Financing private equity deals: the role of debt funding and mezzanine funding;
  • Post-investment: the best practice in value addition;
  • Top strategies and guidelines for performance frameworks;
  • Successful exits;
  • Regulatory landscape; and
  • Institutional investors: trends and mandates.


The various topics are presented by Senior Private Equity practitioners, who share a wealth of knowledge and experience with workshop delegates. Delegates will not only learn about the Private Equity life cycle from these presenters but also gain personal insights into some of the most interesting Private Equity deals. The workshop topics are integrated by industry expert and Classic Business Anchor, Michael Avery, a seasoned professional in the deal-making space.


Please click here to view the programme agenda to date.

Fee Structure

Early Bird Rates: (applicable until 17 May 2019)

R 8 000 SAVCA members

R 9 500 non-members

Standard rates:

R8 500 SAVCA members

R10 000 non-members

20% discount for firms that send five or more delegates.

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