Transaction Multiples

Participants are introduced to preparing a transaction multiples using LTM earnings.

The rationale and components of control premium and its impact on valuation are discussed. The practical issues that are commonly met are flagged, using actual deal documentation. Finally, a comparable transaction analysis is performed on the case industry.


This course is suitable for anyone with basic accounting skills, financial maths skills and excel skills.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between trading multiples and transaction comparables
  • Gather a selection of transactions and information
  • Recognise change of control issues
  • Recognise control premium and synergies
  • Define practical issues with transaction comparables
  • Produce an analysis and summary output

Course Content

  • Difference between trading multiples and transaction comparables
  • Selection of transactions and information gathering
  • Change of control issues
  • Control premium and synergies
  • Practical issues with transaction comparables
  • Analysis and summary output


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