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Modelling for Mergers & Acquisitions

Master the Modelling of Integrated Financial Statements

Modelling for Mergers & Acquisitions Training Course

A one-day live webinar

  • This course is hands-on with practical examples and illustrations in excel exercises and case studies
  • The trainer has qualified as a Chartered Accountant and well qualified to understand both the accounting and financial aspects of the workshop
  • He has spent time working on building models to incorporate the financial effects of various types of transactions

  • Learn how to build a standard M&A model, which analyses all the key financial issues on an M&A transaction (sufficient for pitch purposes)
  • Learn how to build a fully integrated M&A model, combining acquirer and target financials

M&A Analysis and Modelling

During this course, you will build a fully integrated merger model which combines financial statement forecasts for an acquirer and target company. Practical consolidation issues are addressed. The deal analysis focuses on the financing structure, pricing, earnings and credit impact of the deal. The three main ways of determining value creation for acquirer shareholders are emphasised, namely EPS accretion/ (dilution), Return on Invested Capital and PV of Synergies vs. Bid Premium paid.

As a case study, we will consider the hypothetical acquisition of Adidas by Nike, and build both ‘short form’ and ‘long form’ models.

Individual exercises will be undertaken to highlight the 3 key measures of value creation:

  • EPS accretion/ (dilution)
  • Return on Invested Capital
  • Present Value of deal synergies vs. acquisition premium paid to target shareholders 

Key topics:

  • Preparing the stand-alone data for acquirer and target
  • Preparing key deal data
  • Building a flexible funding structure using a sources and uses of funds table
  • Calculating deal goodwill
  • Accounting for a Non-Controlling interest
  • Enterprise Value to Equity Value bridge and deal adjustments in private M&A
  • Dealing with fair value adjustments to the target's net assets
  • Dealing with refinancing of target's debt
  • Modelling fees (advisory, debt-issuance and equity-issuance)
  • Consolidating the financial statements of acquirer and target
  • Synergies
  • Assessing the valuation creation potential of the deal using:
    • Earnings accretion / dilution and relative P / E analysis
    • Return on invested capital (ROIC) analysis
    • Net present value of synergies vs. control premium
  • Contribution analysis
  • Impact on credit ratios and ratings
  • Analysis at various prices (AVP)
  • Identifying the maximum offer price and a suitable financing mix

After graduating from Cambridge University in 1993, the trainer worked as an auditor with Arthur Andersen, gaining a comprehensive knowledge of corporate accounting and financial statements. He qualified as a chartered accountant (ACA) and then worked in investment banking in the City of London, initially with HSBC and subsequently at Merrill Lynch. Throughout his time in the City he was in a front-office role, advising companies on valuation, financing, acquisitions, foreign exchange and derivatives. This breadth of practical experience together with his passion for sharing and communicating knowledge, naturally then led him towards a career in financial training.

He has worked in financial training for the last ten years and delivered training courses on accounting, financial modelling, corporate finance, valuation and capital markets at investment banks, private equity and corporate finance firms throughout the world.

This one-day workshop will guide participants through the mechanics of modelling M&A transactions with the end results which can be used to evaluate deals from the buyside perspective.

  • Good and knowledgeable lecturer.
  • Good to have two merger models with different [levels] of how advanced they are to use in future pitches and projects, and to get more understanding.
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