Venture Capital/Private Equity (LAW-874-001)
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This course covers the legal, tax, financial and business aspects of structuring venture capital and private equity transactions, including the formation of private equity funds, early stage venture capital investments, growth-equity investments in existing companies, leveraged buyouts of private and public companies, acquisition financing, the use of flow-through tax entities such as partnerships and LLCs, and exit strategies for investors in private equity and venture capital backed companies (including IPOs, company mergers and sales and dividend recapitalizations). Emphasis will be placed on understanding the issues that commonly arise in structuring, negotiating and documenting private equity investments and acquisitions in a transactional context. Substantive subjects include corporate law, federal income tax, partnership and LLC law, securities regulation, and other legal doctrines and financial principles relevant to private equity transactions.
Prerequisites: Business Associations (Law 611) or equivalent course and Federal Personal Income Tax (Law 647).
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