Private equity and buyouts is such an important part of the M&A landscape, making up anything up to 50% of all transactions in recent years.
The course begins by helping to understand why buyouts have become popular, through a focus on the main industry participants driving activity – the private equity houses. Whilst these may appear to have much in common with each other, we take time to understand how to differentiate between houses, and choose the ‘right’ buyout partner.
We then walk through what makes a buyout successful in economic terms, taking time to understand the importance of growth, debt and timing. Going beyond the economics, the course explores the relationship between management teams and equity houses, the key to success, but also a relationship which can become tough when deals falter.
With clear case studies and financial explanations, plus a look at the type of financial modelling on which buyout participants base their investment decisions, the course gives a full and valuable overview of how best to engage with private equity and plan a successful buyout transaction.