The trainer has over 40 years of City experience, encompassing banking, investment banking, M&A, and corporate finance at Citicorp, early stage investment, and corporate advisory work. He is a director of several companies and chairman of a fast-growing software company quoted on AIM.
Besides having been a visiting lecturer at the City of London (now Cass) Business School, he has 20 years’ experience of delivering in-house training to leading banks and investment banks in the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the USA, and public courses in UK, Europe and Asia covering M&A, company valuation, investment banking, corporate finance and credit analysis.
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Exercise: Valuation of a business using different metrics
Exercise: Project Oxford, using comparable company techniques to value a company for acquisition
Exercise: Calculating the cost of equity and the weighted average cost of capital
Exercise: Discounting free cash flow to arrive at a value per share
Exercise: Project Media. Using an Excel spreadsheet and given assumptions to arrive at a value of a company that is an acquisition target
Project Media II. Varying inputs, in particular the debt / equity mix of the acquisition financing, to consider the maximum price that could be paid for the target
Valuation of a business, whether in the context of investment or M&A, is central to the negotiation of a transaction. Methods of valuation vary and a fundamental difference exists between the accounting and cash-based approaches.
The course covers the topics of the financial ratios used in comparable company valuation, creative accounting, the cost of capital, forecasting and discounting free cash flow. Exercises include the use of an Excel spreadsheet as input to valuing a business and, accordingly, attendees are requested to bring a laptop to the course
Corporate finance is one of the most popular sectors of the financial services. As such we offer a wide number of courses to help advance your career.
Corporate Finance Course
Training Course Area
|The M&A Course||Acquisition Integration, buying a company, discounting cash flow|
|The Debt Finance Training Course||asset based financing, Collateralised loan obligations, cashflow forecasting|
|Advanced Negotiation Issues in M&A||buy-side policies, completion accounts, Locked box|
|Private Company Sales in the U.S. and U.K.||English Law, FBAR Regs, Hart-Scott-Rodino|
|The Advanced Negotiation Issues in Financial Covenants Course||ADSCR, Capital Adequacy Directive, Debt-Service Coverage Ratio|