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Private Equity Initiative

Private Equity Initiative - Overview

Private Equity @ Darden

Darden's Private Equity Initiative, hosted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management, offers students a unique suite of courses, extra-curricular and career development programs to support their interests in private equity finance, development, operations and management. Degree program students seeking to establish or enhance their foundational knowledge of the PE industry or gain practical skills and experience through investing and operational roles can take advantage of several curricular and co-curricular programs during their time at Darden.

“I believe that Darden’s unique commitment to the foundational principles of general management will give it a commanding position in producing the next generation of private equity leaders, as it has done in other key industries throughout its history."


Louis Elson (MBA '90)
Managing Partner, Palamon Capital Partners


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