Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the European economy. 99.8% of enterprises which operate in the EU-28 non-financial business sector are SMEs, accounting for 67% of total employment.
In the Barcelona GSE Intensive Course on Investing in Private Equity: Valuation and Financing of SMEs, we explore how SMEs should be valued and financed, and the role that private equity investors can play alongside traditional banks in promoting the growth of SMEs.
Participants will aquire the conceptual tools that are required for the valuation of SMEs, and will learn how different forms of financing can be employed to maximize enterprise value. Sessions will also cover M&As of SMEs, and the issues that investors face when restructuring SMEs in distress.
The course is taught using a mix of business case studies and lectures.