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Chartered Private Equity Professional (CPEP)

The qualification that gets professionals ready for the best of PE and VC jobs.

  • It’s Up…

    If you are in private equity, or you are planning to join it after your finance degree, you should know this.

    Deal value in America alone is expected to grow by 25% in 2021. And the year closed at around 3000 deals and USD 600 bn worth of buyouts worldwide. Assets hope to grow at a CAGR of 15-18% globally over the next 5 years.

    Private equity and VC investors need more PE professional talent to increase their deal counts, buy better and exit bigger. See the promise?

    It’s Up…
  • It’s Tough…

    Private equity is big, but being a successful professional also means being thorough and much smarter today.

    The rules of the game have changed. The challenges of high multiples, a dearth of quality target-assets, and stiff competition tower over the traditional ones like stability, regulation and access to financing.

    It will take really smart and tough private equity professionals for PE firms to battle successfully with these challenges. Are you game?

    It’s Tough…
  • It’s You…

    If you are into finance or a graduating major or MBA in finance, it is a great idea to want to become the next big thing in PE.

    Refresh your foundations in finance. And add private equity knowledge and skills to your tool-kit, aligned to the new paradigms of valuing assets, analyzing business performance, and designing smart deals.

    USPEC will shape you for the world of private and venture investing. Join the Chartered Private Equity Professional (CPEP) program.

    It’s You…


USPEC leads one of the most powerful initiative to establish and propagate standards, norms, knowledge-frameworks, studyware, benchmarks and credentials for PE firms and professionals to embrace and adopt to take their performance to the next level across the entire range of PE and VC domains.

CPEP™ charter

CPEP charter

The CPEP program is founded on groundbreaking USPEC standards informed by comprehensive market and technical studies involving dozens of private equity and venture capital firms; leading private investors; chief investment officers, investment principals, as well as several leading investment and asset managers. That is how and why CPEP has become a powerful qualification globally covering all areas of critical comprehension and proficiency in organized private and venture investing.

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Learning Resources

Private equity professionals need to amplify their knowledge and capabilities beyond conventional asset management, investment, and accounting and need to learn more about industry infrastructure; regulatory environment; valuation techniques and approaches; portfolio strategies; and deal design, as well as all analyses and decision-making processes critical to the private equity value chain.

In its continuous efforts to fill up a long-felt void on reliable, researched, and insightful knowledge in the private equity discipline, USPEC has made several high-quality reading and reference resources available in digital and printed formats for CPEP™ participants. The list includes the seminal USPEC Handbook for Mastering Private Equity, and the companion book USPEC Private Equity Casebook, containing 19 case studies of global PE firms and their experiences.

The IFIS™ Framework

The rigorous 3-spoke IFIS™ standards-framework spells out knowledge specifications across 22 critical areas – foundational and advanced - of analysis, decision-making, and practice-management in the alternative investing industry. IFIS™ lays out specifications of knowledge of fundamental and critical concepts, principles and tools, and techniques. CPEP™ certified professionals, therefore, demonstrate an understanding of essential aspects like Firmographic Models of Private Equity Companies; Industry, Market & Business Research & Analytics; Investment Analytics for Identification of Potential Investees; Valuation of Potential Investees; Designing, Structuring & Negotiating PE Deals and Managing the Investment Process & Establishing an Asset.

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USPEC Knowledge Standards

Careers in Private

Private equity firms are an increasingly important part of the global economy and offer some of the most sought-after careers in finance. Moving into private equity gives you a high-end opportunity to work with innovative companies, people, and gain rewards. Understanding the central dogma of the industry is of utmost importance to make your PE career a highly rewarding one!

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Private equity is arguably one of the most sought-after careers in the financial sector, it offers a lot to ambitious and analytical professionals. The CPEP charter gets you in that slot right away!

Pranav kumar, CPEP, MBA Principal, Plus Capital

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Register yourself for the powerful CPEP™ or explore USPEC partnering opportunity for your b-school, university or institution to expand employability for the best private equity jobs around. You can do it all right here, and now!

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