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Course Overview

The segment with the largest deal sizes in the private equity asset class are buyouts. The deals have several moving parts which have been mastered by fund managers like KKR, Blackstone, TPG, Carlyle and other mega fund managers. Other fund managers also encounter and invest in buyouts, provided they have the needed skill sets. The mantra for those who aspire to be leaders in the private equity asset class is: buyouts are both important and far more interesting and exciting than public equity markets in the Twenty-First Century world of high finance. Private equity (PE) surged through another milestone with a total buyout deal value of US$1.1 trillion in 2021. That was almost double the previous year’s $577 billion and marked the first time that the figure has surpassed $1 trillion; the previous record high was $804 billion in 2006.

Bain & Company’s Global Private Equity Report shows that this exponential rise is attributed to deal size rather than the number of deals. The average deal size was $1.1 billion – the first time this figure has topped $1bn - and the number of $1bn+ deals was roughly double that of 2020. While billion dollar deals grab the headlines, there are several smaller mid- market buyout deals that are pursued by fund managers with more modest AUMs. This Masterclass on buyouts delves into the complexities, upsides and downsides of buyouts. It is an essential course for professionals at all levels in all parts of the buyout eco-system such fund managers, debt providers, private debt, venture capitalists and corporates.

Outcome and Benefits

The course will lay a strong foundation, enabling delegates to:

  • Understand and distinguish types of buyouts

  • Identify buyout investment opportunities

  • Structuring buyout deals

  • Key leverage considerations

  • Value addition and 180-day plans

  • Assess the key risk factors

  • Confronting Regulatory Hurdles

  • Exiting buyouts and the related risks and techniques

Who Should Attend?

Buyouts and Private Equity Funds

Hedge Fund Managers

Angel and Impact Investing and Fund Managers

Investment Officers



Business Consultants

M&A players and Acquisition Finance Bankers

Mutual and Pension Fund Managers

Venture Capital Fund Managers

Established Founders

Capital Market Regulators

Investment and Merchant Bankers

Wealth Managers

Course Director

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Arvind has rubbed shoulders with the world's leading venture capital and private equity funds like KKR, Apax Partners, Carlyle, Sequoia, ACCEL Partners, and many others. Arvind has held a variety of positions, including Head of Capital Markets at the Asian Development Bank, Vice President, Citibank, and Senior Adviser, Citi. He was the President of the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, reporting to the CEO of KKR in India and to an Executive Committee including leading private equity and venture capital fund managers, such as Carlyle and the Canada Pension Plan.

He has structured and invested in over 30 private equity funds, including venture capital funds. He has worked on funds with LPs such as CalPERS, La Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, the Prudential Insurance Company of America, and other large institutional investors. He has engineered several IPOs and has successfully negotiated an exit of a financial services startup with the CEO of a US-based MNC in New York.

He has promoted corporate governance in many funds, particularly those involving CalPERS. He has played a key role in the creation, structuring, and placement of a nearly $ 1 billion Infrastructure Fund. He has co-invested and partnered with some of the world's largest institutional investors including pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

Arvind P. Mathur, CFA, FRM, has taught complex financial topics to fund managers and senior executives in Singapore and other countries for the past 12 years, including venture capital, private equity, M&A, valuation, and negotiation techniques. He has delivered a lecture on Asian buyouts at the Harvard Business School and has delivered more than 100 masterclasses in complex financial disciplines such as private equity, venture capital, and term sheet negotiations in several countries. He has also advised a start-up woman entrepreneur under a Goldman Sachs startup program.

Arvind has attended executive management courses at the Columbia School of Business and Cornell University, and an investment management workshop at the Harvard Business School.

Certification Provided by PEPP


A certificate of participation will be provided by PEPP upon successful completion of course


Merrill Lynch

J.P. Morgan


My work with PEPP laid the foundation for a career in that finance sector. During my time at PEPP, I had the opportunity of learning about diverse streams including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, equity valuations; diverse sectors including agriculture, infrastructure, and education among others; learning from industry leaders including Mr. Mathur; and first-hand access to world-class study material and case studies.Beyond work, I am eternally grateful for Mr. Mathur's advice and guidance throughout the past 8 years that I have known him.

The trainer (Arvind Mathur) discussed the practicality of private equity and deal structuring. Hence it provided very good insights.

- Managing Director

"Arvind played a vital role in the successful establishment of a nearly $ 1 billion India-Infrastructure Fund involving high caliber global investors"

- Managing Director
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