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Foundation for Support Staff

Live online classroom
1 - 2 Dec 2022
Add to calendar 2022-12-01 13:00 2022-12-02 12:00 Europe/Brussels Foundation for Support Staff The course is designed around an interactive business simulation game where participants will experience the different stages in private equity investments and understand the implications in terms of administrative support.
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What is it?

This foundation course is aimed at those staff who are not directly involved with investments but who want to learn about the key aspects of the private equity business and enhance their own contribution to the success of the organisation that they work in. The course is most useful to junior support staff members (not more than 2 years in the private equity industry).  

The course is designed around an interactive business simulation game where participants will step into the shoes of fund managers and will go through the full PE fund investment cycle, from forming a PE fund to exiting and raising a subsequent fund.

This course will allow participants to:

  • Improve their knowledge of vocabulary specific to the private equity and venture capital industry.
  • Discuss the different stages in private equity investments and understand their implications in terms of administrative support
  • Perform more efficiently thanks to a better understanding of the private equity context

Why should you attend?

The course will foster your understanding of the industry which you are working in. It will also enhance your performance and contribution to the success of the team and organisation that you are working for. You will become familiar with specific industry vocabulary and about the key milestones in an investment process as well as investor relations.  

Who should attend?

The course is open to junior staff who is not directly involved with private equity investments including personal and executive assistants, office managers, marketing, communication, and human resources officers, etc.

We highly recommend that all attendees of this live online classroom course attend our on-demand e-learning Introduction to Private Equity covering the essential industry definitions and relationships that learners will need to know to be able to participate effectively in the discussions of our live online classroom training.

Practical information

This training course will take place online.



13.00 – 13.30 CET Introduction of the speaker & participants

13.30 – 14.30 CET What is PE and who are the key players?

14.30 – 14.40 CET BREAK

14.40 – 15.30 CET Building a partnership: creation of a fund management company

15.30 – 15.40 CET BREAK

15.40 – 16.30 CET Building a portfolio: due diligence and portfolio constitution



09:00 – 09.50 CET Building a company: managing growth of portfolio companies & exits

09:50 – 10:00 CET BREAK

10.00 – 10.50 CET Building a future: exits

10:50 – 11:00 CET BREAK

11:00 - 12:00 CET Fundraising & fund structuring; responsible investment.




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The training will take place online.

Fees, method of payment and cancellation

Course Fee (excluding accommodation):

Invest Europe Members: €756

Non-members: €1080

21% VAT will be added to the above prices for Belgian'based participants.

The above prices also include all material related to the Foundation for Support Staff.


Participants are requested to pay by cheque, banker´s draft, bank transfer or credit card in EURO as shown on the Application Form. Applications sent after 1 November 2022 should be paid by credit card.

Bank transfers: should be made net of bank charges and commission to the following bank: ING Avenue Marnix 24, B-1000 Brussels

International bank transfer account number: IBAN BE33 3300 5785 0046 SWIFT/BIC: BBRUBE BB

Domestic bank transfer account number: 330-0578500-46

A copy of the bank transfer should be sent together with the application form. To avoid any confusion, participants are requested to indicate clearly their names and addresses on transfer orders and cheques. Confirmation of registration for fees and practical information will be sent after receipt of the application form and payment. For late registrations (see above), we require payment via a credit card.


Cancellations can only be accepted if received (in writing) by 1 November 2022. Fees (less 20% administrative charges) will then be refunded. After this date, delegates will be liable for the full fee.

In case of cancellation, a substitution between members of the same company is still possible at any time.


The working language of the course will be English.


To register for the Foundation for Support Staff, the candidate should submit the registration form and proof of payment. Invest Europe maintains the right to refuse the registration if it is not accompanied by all the supporting documents.

Due to the high demand for Invest Europe Training courses, priority is given to Invest Europe members. Registrations will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Any registration received after 1 November 2022 should mention a credit card number for the payment of course fees.


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