Private equity education at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School is receiving a $100,000 boost from Z Capital Partners and James Zenni, Jr., the firm’s chief executive officer.

The grant covers three years and is intended to assist undergraduate as well MBA programs.

“As private equity becomes an increasingly important part of the U.S. and global economies, it is imperative that business students have access to hands-on education experiences, as well as opportunities to network with established and up-and-coming professionals in the sector,” Zennis said in a statement. “The outstanding faculty and staff at UNC Kenan-Flagler are well-qualified to implement and ultimately expand these exciting programs.”

The grant will support:

  • Experiential learning in private equity.
  • A “Private Equity Career Trek” to visit firms in New York, Chicago, Washington, Boston and Charlotte
  • Active on-campus relationship building
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Alternative Investments Conference (AIC). 
  • A new private equity education database.

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