This course examines the impact on capital and capital structure strategies of investment bankers and venture capitalists. We will assess the impacts of recent rapid changes in the global capital markets and the roles of these specialized intermediaries and investors. We will analyze the risk/reward paradigms of venture and private equity investors, and the power and influence of investment banks in shaping the size and direction of capital flows. We look at how VCs value and execute deals; and at how investment banks bring value through a variety of transactions and services. The changing role of financial intermediaries is a theme that carries through the Financial Institutions module. Prerequisites: BFIN 2410 Financial Management 2.