Alternative assets valuation and valuation oversight: private equity

PwC's Academy


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Private equity as an asset class has raised significant interest from institutional and individual investors over the past year. Private equity funds are often seen as a resourceful way of funding companies of various sizes and natures, with an attractive expected risk-adjusted return.

Prices, implied in a theoretical transaction, are not directly - if not at all - observable, as private equity investments are not quoted by nature, which makes the fair valuation assessment an inherent challenge.

Fair valuation of private equity investments, including strength and reliability of the valuation process, is an ever-increasing area of focus for investors, accounting standards setting bodies, auditors and regulators in the context of unprecedented market conditions and a challenging global economy.

PwC's Academy has developed this course to explore with participants the common valuation methodologies and techniques used in performing fair valuation assessment of private equity investments together with the corresponding inherent challenges of this asset class.

By the end of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • obtain a comprehensive knowledge on valuation concepts specific to private equity assets;
  • understand recognised methodologies (including valuation allocation techniques) and apply them.


  • Key concepts in business valuations
  • Recognised valuation methodologies
  • Quote price in the context of a Private Equity/Venture Capital asset valuations
  • Market multiples
  • Transaction multiples
  • Discounted cash flows
  • Price of a recent investment as an input in the calibration exercise
  • Case study
Languages: EN, FR
Duration: 3 hour(s)
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