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3 days
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Corporate Finance - 3 day course in London or in house training for your financial team

This three day intensive Corporate Finance training course aims to help you understand the challenging and perplexing financial problems faced by businesses today as well as equipping you with a solid grounding in how to deal with complex finance issues.

Benefit from an authoritative insight into the latest techniques, trends and strategies and gain the confidence to instigate, analyse and complete successful deals efficiently and effectively.

Key areas covered include:

  • Practical corporate valuation techniques
  • Getting to grips with cost of capital
  • Flotation preparations
  • Equity issues
  • The practicalities of private acquisitions
  • Financial structuring issues
  • Public takeovers and mergers
  • Private equity, LBOs and MBOs

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Who should attend?

This 3-day Corporate Finance training course is suitable for delegates wanting to gain a complete practical guide to the mechanics of modern corporate finance.

Training content

This course cover the following modules:

The Role of the Participants in Corporate Finance

  • What they do and how they’re paid
  • Investment banks
  • Stockbrokers
  • Solicitors
  • Reporting accountants
  • Financial PR consultants
  • Other

Corporate Valuation Techniques

  • Understanding price versus value
  • Understanding multiple drivers – risk, growth and reinvestment rates
  • Understanding the link between multiples and the discounted cash flow approach
  • Understanding the value drivers of the company
  • Using PE, EV/EBITDA, PBV, PS, PCF and other multiples
  • DCF framework model and variants including EVA and CFROI/CFROC
  • Fade rates on long-term cash flows
  • Problems with calculating terminal value and long-term growth rates
  • Estimating asset life
  • Evaluating the stable growth period
  • Handling problems of research expenditure and operating lease payments
  • Effective and actual tax rates
  • The concept of normalised earnings flows to avoid abnormal cash flow patterns
  • Using multi-period terminal value models
  • Methods of valuing intangible assets
  • Valuing on a stand-alone basis and valuing with synergies
  • Control premium
  • Liquidity discounts
  • Evaluating price premium in relation to sector

Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) and the Discount Rate

  • Review of Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • How to derive equity risk premiums in different countries
  • How betas are derived – regressing company and market returns
  • De-leveraging betas to produce asset betas
  • A bottom-up method of calculating beta reflecting business mix and leverage
  • Which beta to choose for company valuation?
  • Problems with CAPM – is it really still a valid concept?
  • WACC calculation
  • Optimal capital structure and gearing risk
  • Is WACC dead given the capital raising ability of modern firms?

Preparations for Flotation

  • Rationale for flotation reasons for and against
  • Alternatives
  • Official list or aim
  • Suitability
  • Sponsor’s role and responsibilities
  • Re-organisations
  • Taxation implications
  • Timing
  • Underwriting policies and issues

Equity Issue Methods

  • Types of equity
  • Convertibles and warrants
  • Pricing
  • Bookbuilding
  • Oversubscription and greenshoes
  • Allocation
  • Issue methods for flotation
  • Allocation of shares in the flotation of a company

Subsequent (“secondary”) Issues

  • Type of issues

Reasons for and Types of Acquisitions (including effect of synergies)

  • Type of deals
  • Types of synergies
  • Problems with synergies
  • Role of PMI

Private Acquisitions in Practice: Step-by-Step Approach

  • Investigation into the target
  • The long form report
  • Legal considerations
  • Negotiations
  • Documents required
  • Profit forecasts and earn-outs

Private equity, LBOs and MBOs

  • The role of the venture capitalist
  • Private equity involvement
  • The development and rationale for different types of buy-outs:
  • Key features of a successful MBO
  • Structure of an MBO
  • Initiating the MBO: problems for management and vendors
  • The equity investment and loan arrangements: contents of key legal agreements in buy-outs
  • Financial assistance and how to overcome the problem if the target is private (“whitewash” procedures)
  • Exit routes

Financial Structuring

  • Overview and rationale of types of corporate funding
  • Debt – short and long-term funding instruments
  • Quasi debt instruments – second lien, mezzanine finance, warrantless mezzanine and warranted mezzanine, PIK, PAYC, toggles
  • Bank loan structures – alphabet notes, syndications
  • Corporate financing decisions and use of debt finance
  • The role of high yield bonds in corporate financing activity
  • High yield debt pricing
  • Use of credit derivatives in the debt markets
  • Cashflow modelling debt instruments; DSCR, interest cover and EBITDA multiples

Public Take-overs and Mergers

  • Role of take-over panel
  • Review of key rules of the code and general principles
  • Substantial acquisition rules
  • Role of the competition commission
  • European merger regulations
  • Relevance of Companies Act
  • Practical aspects of UK public take-overs, including timetables

Hostile Public Take-overs

  • Strategies and tactics
  • Bidder only
  • Target only
  • Both bidder and target

About IFF

International Faculty of Finance - IFF Finance & IFE Energy - Specialist Training Courses

As one of the world's leading specialist financial training organisations, The International Faculty of Finance, provides participants in the global financial markets with intensive technical training programmes designed to help them succeed on the global stage.  Established in 1991 we...

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