Private markets continued to draw strong interests and funds from investors, with some US$750 billion capital raised in 2018, underpinned by expectations that private equity (PE), the largest private asset class, will continue to outperform public markets.


For investment professionals and investors, PE offers potential for alpha and portfolio diversification. For entrepreneurs and business owners, PE offers alternative sources of funding by strategic investors who can add value to the business.


The Private Equity Foundation workshop aims to provide participants with foundational knowledge on the PE investment process. Facilitated by season practitioners, participants will learn how different strategies are deployed in developed and emerging markets, how PE fund managers source for deals, how they execute due diligence in emerging markets in Asia, what are the challenges face in managing portfolio companies and how to execute exit strategies to maximize returns.


This highly interactive workshop will be delivered using real life cases to focus on the practical aspects of private equity investments.


Programme Code

to be advised

Programme Objectives

  • Understand private capital markets and PE fundamentals

  • Compare and contrast Asian and US PE investment models

  • Learn to source, structure, manage and exit PE investments

  • Know how PE creates positive social responsibilities

  • Gain insights from case on success stories and painful flops

Who should attend

  • Investors, entrepreneurs, high net worth investors, family offices keen to set up PE funds

  • Financial professionals such as CEOs, CFOs, accountants, business development managers

  • Investment professionals such as fund managers, analysts, limited partners, endowment trustees, private bankers, etc.


  • Private Equity Fundamentals 

  • Private Equity Investment Models 

  • Source, Structure, Manage, Exit 

  • Success Stories and Painful Flops

  • Create Positive Social Responsibilities 

Level of Proficiency



Participants will be assessed through case-based assignments.


Upon meeting the minimum attendance requirement and passing the assessment, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Type of Course





Full Fee: S$2,568 per pax (incl. GST)


SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding for Individuals:

  • S$770.40 (incl. GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$290.40 (incl. GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above


SkillsFuture Series
Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excl. GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% of course fees; and 80% of basic hourly salary capped at $7.50/hr for local employees of SMEs

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via



Course dates

31 May - 2 Jun 2018
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Contact Us

For enquiries, please contact Jaclyn Mah at 6828 0254 or email

Programme Policies

Please click here for the programme policies, terms and conditions. 

Trainer's Biography

Yong Kwek Ping

Mr Yong Kwek Ping is the CEO of Invesntis Investment Holdings, the largest private equity growth fund in China with over USd 10 Billion of capital under management. The Inventis fund targets five themes: Greater China Growth Funds, a global fund, a Korea-focused fund and a China-Russia Fund.

Yong is well acknowledged as a thought leader in private equity and is frequently invited to speak at conference globally. He is a TED speaker and the author of two acclaimed books on China - Private equity in China: Challenges & Opportunities  (Wiley 2012), and Due Diligence in China: Beyond the Checklists (Wiley 2013) 

Yong teaches private equity and entrepreneurship courses at the Wharton School, Singapore Mananagement University (SMU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), London Business School, Imperial College Business School and the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo. He is the Centre Director of the Greater China Centre for Private Equity (GCCPE) at the University of Macau, China and a Senior Fellow of the Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, USA.