Advanced Corporate Finance

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This course covers the modelling techniques used in corporate finance.

Starting with Merger and Acquisition (M&A) modelling, the course provides a step by step analysis of the matrix model and the different assumptions. Leveraged Buyout (LBO) modelling follows a similar process; starting with a step-by-step analysis of the modelling approach and the factors that need to be considered to enable you to determine the return you can expect on your investment.

Finally, participants will consider the different capital structures, the main debt/ equity ratios used and the role of Private Equity.


This course is for individuals with a basic understanding of investment banking and the financial markets.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course participants should understand:

  • How to build an M&A model and calculate ROIC
  • How to build an LBO model and perform a returns analysis
  • The optimal capital structure for a company

Course Content

M&A Modelling

  • Step-by-step overview of matrix model
  • Transaction assumptions and synergies
  • Proforma opening balance sheet
  • Deal-adjusted credit rating
  • NPV of synergies VS control premium
  • Return on invested capital

LBO Modelling

  • Step-by-step LBO modelling
  • Cash-flow-based analysis
  • Financing structure options
  • Debt covenants
  • Exiting the investment
  • Return analysis

Capital Structure

  • Wind-up rankings
  • Optimal capital structure
  • Capital structure in practice
  • Debt/ equity ratios

Private Equity

  • Types of investment


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