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Course details

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Corporate Finance School (BIBF)

Learn corporate finance, M&A, LBO,valuation & debt restructuring
  • This course is run in partnership with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance

    To book your place, please contact

    The course is based on case studies and model building and covers all the practical aspects of the major corporate finance activities including:

    Day 1: Valuation by WACC and by multiples

    Day 2:
    M&A Structuring, synergies, due diligence and pro forma analysis

    Day 3: IPOs and restructuring in financial distress

    The course is built around actual case studies illustrating current practices including:

    • BA/Iberia merger;
    • Marathon corporate restructuring; Tommy Hilfiger LBO;
    • Phelps Dodge M&A valuation; Royal Bank of Scotland; Allianz;
    • Real estate company;
    • and many others.

    The case study work will include team based negotiation and excel modelling (using spreadsheets supplied).

    The course is delivered by Paul Richards, who has substantial banking expertise and experience of delivering courses in finance to banks and financial institutions all over the world. He has also taught MBAs and Masters in Finance students in leading UK business schools.

    Course objectives

    The course delivers in-depth exposure to all the main corporate finance disciplines including valuation, M&A and acquisition financing, LBOs and debt restructuring as well as the associated model-building.

  • Day 1: Investment Appraisal and Valuation

    Session 1: Investment appraisal and model building

    • Introduction to modelling – the key principles
    • Payback; Discounted payback
    • Net present value, internal rate of return
    • Key assumptions, modelling principles
    • Model drivers: tax; working capital; capex
    • Capital Structure Theory: Modigliani and Miller
    • Enterprise value concept
    • Impact of tax and financial distress costs
    • Cost of debt, cost of equity
    • WACC (weighted average cost of capital)
    • How CAPM can be used to identify the cost of equity
    • The impact of gearing on the cost of equity
    • Model inputs and sensitivity
    • Calculating beta and the risk premium


    Case study: Calculating the cost of equity using beta and adjusting the beta for changes in gearing

    Session 2: WACC (Weighted average cost of capital)

    • Estimating enterprise value using WACC
    • Forecasting free cash flows and the growth rate
    • Terminal value calculations
    • Obtaining an equity value using WACC
    • Review of WACC as a valuation tool
    • Alternative terminal value calculations
    • Return on invested capital


    Case Study: Valuation involving preparation of cash flows, calculation of WACC, estimating enterprise value and hence equity value

    Session 3: Valuation using multiples

    • Background to the multiple-based approach
    • Requirements to achieve reliable results
    • Alternative valuation ratios
    • Value drivers and valuation


    Case study: Phelps Dodge multiple based M&A valuation

    • Session 4: M&A rationale, synergies and due diligence
    • Strategic decision making: do companies need to grow?
    • Acquisition versus organic growth
    • Types of transaction
    • Types of synergies
    • Identifying the acquisition benefits
    • Quantifying the benefits
    • Types of synergy
    • Legal risks in acquisitions and risk mitigation
    • Credit risk in the event of a problem
    • Impact of the nature of the transaction (friendly/hostile) on due diligence
    • Due diligence: financial, legal and commercial
    • Deal breakers, adjusting the price
    • Managing acquisition risk


    Case studies: BA/Iberia

    Day 2: Acquisition Analysis

    Session 1: Corporate restructuring events and implications

    • Acquisitions; JVs; Spin-offs; Split-offs; Carve-outs; Targeted stock
    • Contingent value rights
    • Disposals – the controlled auction
    • Bilateral negotiation
    • Data room
    • Vendor due diligence
    • Sale and purchase agreement
    • Pro forma financials
    • Accretion and dilution
    • Breakeven PER of cash/debt
    • Impact of capital structure
    • Considering all debt and all equity financing
    • Including synergies in the analysis


    Case study: M&A presentation by Rona

    Session 2: Modelling the acquisition

    • Building the model
    • Income statements
    • Balance sheets and cash flow statements
    • Capital structure assumptions
    • Financing options
    • Examining the impact on credit ratios
    • Dividend policy
    • Capital structure flexibility
    • Bridge financing
    • Issuing equity
    • Vendor placing
    • Deferred consideration: Earn-outs
    • Highly leveraged transactions: LBOs
    • Senior and mezzanine acquisition debt


    Case study: model building to examine the impact of the acquisition, its synergies and its financing on the financial statements of the buyer

    Session 3: Leveraged buy-out types

    • Deal types: LBO, MBO, MBI, BIMBO, SBO, LBU, P2P, etc.
    • Example capital structures
    • Establishing the amount of debt that can be used
    • Assessing the type of debt that can be used
    • Disadvantages of the high level of gearing
    • Key credit ratios


    Case study: Materis, international secondary and tertiary buyout

    Session 4: Building the LBO model

    • Secondary buy-out case
    • Senior and junior mezzanine
    • Key ratios determining the financing structure
    • Preparing projections for the appraisal of an LBO and mezzanine candidate
    • Model the equity returns
    • Model the mezzanine warrant participation
    • Setting the covenant structure
    • Internal approvals, facility letters
    • Acquisition vehicle structure
    • Contractual subordination
    • Structural subordination
    • Achieving debt pushdown
    • Achieving tax relief
    • Opco/propco/holdco


    Case study: Building a model of the cash flows and capital structure to test syndication feasibility

    Day 3: IPO Marketing and Underwriting and Restructuring in financial distress

    Session 1: Marketing the IPO

    • Exit strategies for existing shareholders
    • Strategic considerations: float or sell?
    • The objective of the due diligence exercise
    • Book-building/placing as an issue method
    • Offers for sale as an issue method
    • The role of the analyst
    • Roadshows and company visits
    • Preparing the management


    Case study: Roadshow presentation for major IPO

    Session 2: IPO Underwriting

    • Hard and soft underwriting
    • The financial risk in underwriting
    • Underwriting as an option
    • Competition issues in fees charged
    • Underwriting in public offers
    • Pre-emption rights
    • Theoretical ex-rights price (TERP)
    • Deeply discounted issues


    Case study: The overallotment option/Greenshoe

    Session 3: The road to financial distress

    • Symptoms of distress
    • Causes of distress
    • The cycle of distress
    • The role of covenants as early warning devices
    • The rating agencies and missed problems
    • Distressed security prices
    • Systemic distress or ad hoc distress
    • Speed of recognition versus management denial


    Case Study: Americredit and the US car industry

    Session 4: Restructuring options

    • What business levels can be projected in the future
    • Can the projections support the current debt burden?
    • Does the company need more cash to execute the new plan?
    • Legal options available
    • Approaches to insolvency (INSOL Principles)
    • Workouts
    • Prepackaged deals
    • Court led/judicial restructurings
    • Comparing international approaches

    Case Study: Restructuring Drax

  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – we have delivered training solutions for 95% of worlds’ top 100 banks and have trained over 250,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 20,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 180 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 96% on service and 95% on product
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme