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SAVCA-GIBS Foundation Programme in Private Equity: Webinar Series

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Belinda Boxall: +27 11 771 4318

​SAVCA and GIBS are proud to bring you our annual foundation programme for professionals who are either in the early stages of their careers in Private Equity, or would like to learn more about this particular asset class. 

Given the success of last year’s programme, we will again offer the programme in the form of a live webinar series, with sessions taking place twice a week over a four-week period. 

Course Overview:

The course will focus on the latest insights, best practice and experiences from industry professionals about the Private Equity value chain. This online course will run over a four-week period:

11 May - 03 June 2021

Online webinars will take place on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.

Where relevant, pre-reading materials will be distributed prior to each session.

Agenda Foundation Programme in Private Equity 2021.pdf


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 webinar topics will be integrated by industry experts who are seasoned professional in the deal making space.

Fee Structure:

  • Standard rate: R5 500 (member rate), R6 750 (non-member rate)

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

  • 20% discount for GIBS PDBA/MBA alumni or current GIBS PDBA/MBA students

Who should attend?

This course is intended for individuals who are either new to the world of private equity or who would like to gain a better understanding of the full private equity value chain. This may include private equity practitioners, investment/fund managers, institutional investors and consultants to the industry. Delegates are guided through the private equity process with real-life case studies and best practices as presented by senior private equity practitioners. 

How you will benefit

Learn about the full Private Equity value chain within the context of South Africa through a unique opportunity to interact with some of the captains of the Private Equity Industry. Each presenter brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and will not only share their insights but delegates also have the opportunity to engage with them as part of every webinar.

This series will unpack the full spectrum of the private equity life cycle and provide 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 and evaluating investment opportunities;
  • Financing private equity deals: the role of debt funding and mezzanine funding;
  • Post-investment and best practice in value addition;
  • Preparing for a successful exit;
  • Private Equity on the African continent – trends and considerations when investing across the continent;
  • Career opportunities within private equity; and
  • Institutional investors views on trends and mandates.

Additional information

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

CPD points will be earned.

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