Daniel Zilberman

Daniel Zilberman
  • Senior Fellow and Lecturer

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    2419 Steinberg - Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104


Dan Zilberman is a Senior Fellow and Lecturer in the Finance Department at the Wharton School, teaching classes on private equity. Mr. Zilberman is a Partner at private equity firm Warburg Pincus, where he is a member of the firm’s Executive Management team and oversees the firm’s Capital Solutions and Financial Services businesses globally. Previously, he served as Head of Europe and also co-founded the Warburg Pincus’ Financial Services group.

Currently, Mr. Zilberman is a Director of Exeter Finance and McGill & Partners. He previously sat on the boards of a number of landmark Warburg Pincus portfolio companies, including Santander Consumer USA, Primerica, Network International, Avaloq, Santander Asset Management, The Mutual Fund Store, and many others.

Mr. Zilberman is a member of the Wharton Graduate Executive Board and is on the Advisory Board of the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees and is on the President’s Council at Tufts University.

Mr. Zilberman was named by Financial News as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Private Equity Investors in Europe and by TheMarker as one of the Top 100 most influential business people in Israel.

Prior to joining Warburg Pincus in 2005, he worked at Evercore Capital Partners and Lehman Brothers. He received a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


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  • FNCE8010 - Advanced Topics in PE

    The goal of this course is to put students in the seat of a private equity professional working on an investment from start to finish. Students will learn about the substance, process and mechanics of private equity investing, through the lens of the investment professional. The class will conduct a semester long case study, taking a specific transaction from the management presentation stage, to various modules in the deal process including: business diligence, industry diligence, accounting diligence, legal diligence, financial modeling, financing, valuation, negotiating the stock purchase agreement, and culminating in an investment committee presentation and recommendation. Working in teams, students will be required to build an integrated financial model to value the business, negotiate the key terms of the transaction agreements, and put together an investment committee presentation, defending their investment thesis and valuation. The class will also include several noteworthy guest speakers from the private equity industry and several smaller case studies to reinforce key topics.

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