Entrepreneurial Finance

Lecturer: 

Robert Cressy

Introduction and Aims

The module aims to provide the student with an understanding of early (venture capital) and late stage (buyout) external equity funding of growing businesses in Europe and the US and an idea of trends in such provision around the globe. To do this it uses some global statistics and a set of tailored case studies of businesses to explore the two main stages of funding. Assignments are business plans for raising equity to fund a startup or equity and debt to fund a buyout.

Objectives and Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Formulate a convincing business plan to raise venture capital for a start-up or a young, expanding business.
  • Formulate a convincing business plan to raise equity and debt to fund a buyout of an actual company selected by the student team.

Assessment 

Individual Assignment 5,000 words (100%)