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About the Program

Certificate in Private Capital Markets

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The Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project seeks to understand and increase the value of private companies and our economy. Professionals who work in the lending or investment arenas either for an institution or a specific fund are excellent bellwethers of what is ahead for other businesses and consumers. Through research conducted by Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management, lenders, investors and the businesses that depend on them will be able to make optimal investment and financing decisions, and better determine where the opportunities to create lasting economic value may be realized.

Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project currently engages in multiple survey research initiatives and publishes an annual Capital Markets Report, an annual economic forecast, the PCA Index Quarterly Report in partnership with Dun & Bradstreet and Market Pulse Quarterly Report in cooperation with the International Business Brokers Association and M&A Source.

Annual Capital Markets Report tracks the private cost of capital and benchmarks both the current climate and projected outlook across multiple market segments for lending, investing and acquiring capital.

Annual Private Capital Economic Forecast captures the perspective of the privately-held business owner on key economic indicators influencing their prospects for growth and access to capital.

Private Capital Access (Index) Quarterly Report, in partnership with Dun & Bradstreet measures the demand for capital, financing activity and health of privately-held businesses.

Market Pulse Quarterly Survey Report, in cooperation with International Business Brokers Association and M&A Source, helps brokers and M&A advisors understand trends and current market conditions for businesses sold in Main Street and lower middle market sectors.

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