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Wall Street Prep and Wharton Online Partner with TimesPro to Launch New Certification Programs


TimesPro has teamed up with Wall Street Prep to launch a series of online programs with Wharton Online. This collaboration marks a pioneering effort in India, with Wall Street Prep taking the lead and TimesPro serving as the designated India partner. Together, they aim to deliver these programs to professionals across major economies and emerging markets, starting with the launch of the Private Equity Certificate Program.

The Private Equity Certificate Program is a self-paced online learning initiative designed to provide finance professionals with practical approaches to private equity (PE) investment. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of investment strategies, valuation techniques, and deal structuring principles. The program emphasizes the acquisition of contemporary techniques and best practices used by investment professionals in evaluating and executing private transactions. Delivered via a cutting-edge interactive learning (IL) platform, the program will be available in direct-to-device (D2D) mode, with enrollment now open for the September 2024 cohort.

The global private equity market, valued at USD 645.2 billion in 2022, is projected to grow significantly through 2028 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.45 percent. A report by Allied Market Research anticipates the market will reach $1,098.74 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 9.7 percent from 2023 to 2032. The thriving IPO market and increased dealmaking activities in the venture capital and growth equity sectors are driving demand for talent across various levels. In India, there have been 437 transitions in the private equity-venture capital (PE-VC) space over the past year, up from 365 in 2022, marking the highest figure in five years. Notably, 56 percent of these recruitments were made by domestic funds, while 36 percent involved growth funds.

Matan Feldman, CEO of Wall Street Prep, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “We are pleased to announce our collaboration with TimesPro in making the Private Equity Certificate Program available in India. This program equips Indian professionals with essential skills and knowledge to excel in private equity, providing them with industry insights, cutting-edge methodologies, and real-world case studies.”

Anish Srikrishna, CEO of TimesPro, highlighted the significance of the partnership, saying, “The collaboration with Wall Street Prep opens doors to practical approaches to private equity investment previously confined within the world’s largest PE firms. These programs will furnish learners with contemporary skills to adeptly navigate the intricacies of private equity, fostering superior investment outcomes.”

David Musto, faculty director of the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, added, “We are excited about expanding the Private Equity Certificate Program in India. This program allows learners to build their knowledge, skills, and resumes alongside their existing careers.”

The program’s curriculum, designed by industry experts with extensive experience in private equity, investment banking, and corporate finance, covers topics such as investment analysis, competitive dynamics, company and industry evaluation, operating models, and LBO/returns model formulation. It is open to finance professionals at all career stages, including investment analysts, portfolio managers, corporate finance executives, investment bankers, private lenders, entrepreneurs, and students.

Upon completion, participants will receive a Wharton Online Digital Certificate and access to a global network of peers and program alums. This network offers opportunities to enhance networking skills through in-person and virtual gatherings, discussion forums, and networking events.

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