UChicago Private Markets Program - September 2023
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UChicago is pleased to announce the launch of the Private Markets Program, a one-week immersive academic and career-oriented program to educate students in the Private Markets through theory, cases, and modeling workshops, and position them to pursue professional opportunities in investment banking, private equity, family capital and private markets investing.
Supported by a generous gift from Amy Carbone AB ‘83 and Paul Carbone AB ’83, the Private Markets Program is offered by the University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation together with the College's Office of Career Advancement.
Students will complete guided online training modelling modules prior to the beginning of the program and participate in lectures on private markets key accounting, finance, and valuation concepts. Students will have the opportunity to build detailed operating models, financial statements models, leverage finance models, comparables valuation models and integrated leveraged buyout (LBO) and growth capital models.
Participants will additionally learn from investment cases presented by experienced professionals from leading firms which may include Ares Management, Adams Street, GTCR, Insight Partners, Linden Capital Partners, Pritzker Private Capital Partners, and Thoma Bravo. At the conclusion of the program, students will compete in an LBO transaction case competition.
Students will meet and network with Chicago Booth students, staff, alumni, and Chicago-area finance professionals through case studies, networking receptions, company visits, and more.
Instruction and curriculum design is offered by Program Director Andreas T. Angelopoulos, Chicago Booth alumnus, who has more than 30 years of professional experience in Private Markets, Investment Banking and Engineering in USA and Europe, both in business and academic settings.
Andreas is currently serving as Chairman of Private Markets in Gestron Asset Management, a USD 1.4 billion family-owned fund based in Luxembourg, investing in Private Equity and Private Credit Middle Market funds and direct co-investments in the software, healthcare, services and industrial sectors, in the USA and Europe.
Before that Andreas worked in Venture Capital (Growth Equity) investing in USA and Israel, Private Equity (LBO and Growth Capital) in South Europe, Investment Banking (Leverage and Principal Finance) in Western Europe with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Englefield Capital (Bregal) and Commercial Capital, Credit Agricole and in engineering (real estate and infrastructure) with Bechtel, Dames & Moore and Hochtief Group in the USA and Europe.
In academia, Andreas served as an Executive Director of the Oxford Private Equity Institute and founded as a Director the Oxford Chicago Valuation Programme and the Oxford Finance Lab at the University of Oxford. He has lectured as an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and on a visiting basis at Imperial College, University of Cambridge and London School of Economics.
Additional program information is available on the Program Website
Eligibility, Program Dates, and Location
Eligibility: Selective participation; students graduating between December 2023 and June 2026 who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing careers in investment banking, private equity, family capital, or private capital markets are encouraged to apply.
Program Dates: Sunday, September 17 – Friday, September 22. Accepted students must complete on-line pre-work in advance of the program, be available for all program sessions, and show active and enthusiastic engagement throughout the program.
Location: Chicago, IL
· Chicago Booth Harper Center, 5807 S Woodlawn Avenue | Lodging and meals throughout the program are included.
WANT TO APPLY?
- To apply for this opportunity, please complete the Private Markets Application Form on Wufoo: https://ucib.wufoo.com/forms/w4brd0x0oskt2i/ by May 26th. Spaces are limited and the application process is competitive.
- Required application documents: PDF resume, PDF unofficial transcript, and a PDF personal statement discussing (500 words max)
- Why you would like to participate in this program and what you hope to get out of it
- Your interest in working in or learning about private market investing