Private Investments

Registration for Private Investments requires completion of Level I –Introductory Business Valuation

Private investments is an area of specialized practice. It requires that valuators know private investment terminology, have an understanding of fundamental concepts in the field, and are aware of the issues that require specialized industry knowledge.

This course does not have additional required textbooks, aside from the course notes (which can be found in Moodle).

Private Investments covers the following topics:

  • Private investments strategies, including methods of investing and key private investment asset classes
  • Types and valuation of infrastructure and private equity investments
  • Common market multiples, investment returns, and benchmarks
  • Introduction to key sources and features of financing used by financial investors
  • Key tax considerations related to private investments
  • The deal bidding and pricing process as it relates to private investments
  • Purchase agreements and shareholder/partner rights
  • Take private transactions
  • Valuation for financial reporting as it relates to private investments


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