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Reclaim the VAT on your Euromoney Training Courses in the UK

Why am I being charged VAT?
The EU VAT Directive stipulates that all training and educational courses that are provided in the UK must include a VAT charge on payment.  

Can I reclaim my VAT back?
Overseas delegates who attend our courses in the UK are eligible to claim their VAT back once it has been paid.    

How can I claim the VAT back paid on a course?
There are two ways in which you can claim back VAT back from the UK.

Option 1 - Directly through HM Revenue and Customs

The most cost-efficient way is to claim back VAT directly from the UK Tax Authority (HMRC) by completing the following form. 
For European clients, please refer to form VAT 65
All other clients, please refer to form VAT 65A.

Option 2 - Through our Recommended VAT Reclaim Service – VAT IT
The specific rules for VAT reclaim will vary according to the laws of your country of residence. This can be complicated and time-consuming. 

Euromoney have an exclusive partnership with VAT IT, specialists in international VAT reclaim.  VAT IT will review, process and submit your VAT refund on your behalf. 

VAT IT will charge a percentage of the VAT refund if/when it is successful. 

If you want to find out more about this service, please email your details to:  

You may also be able to claim back your VAT against courses taking place outside of the UK, and we would recommend contacting VAT IT, our specialist partner, to discuss how to do this.


Course details

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Valuing Early Stage & Start-Up Companies

Start up companies, get ahead with this course in the early stages
  • Agenda is being finalised, for more information please contact +44 (0)20 7779 8543

  • Overview of valuation approaches

    • Intrinsic valuation – traditional cash flow techniques
    • Relative valuation – multiple based analysis
    • Probabilistic valuation – scenario analysis, decision trees and simulations
    • Real options valuation – additional value created through optionality

    Other valuation issues

    • Assessing risk – the risky risk free rate and other current valuation issues
    • The economic cycle – incorporating macro-economic factors into a valuation

    Valuing early stage and start-up companies and sectors

    A life cycle view of start-up companies
    • Start-up companies in context
    Characteristics of young companies and sectors
    • The key challenges with start-up companies
    • Visibility – a key valuation challenge
    Valuation issues – intrinsic value
    • How to value existing assets in a start-up
    • Cash burn and the effect on existing assets
    • The future of the business – high growth and growth phases
    • Assessing growth rates - the key component of value
    • Adjusting risk for small fast growing businesses
    • Discount rates for pure equity financed businesses
    • When to calculate terminal value
    • Reducing the dependence on terminal value
    • Value of equity claims
       - Assessing equity claims in a early stage business
    Valuation issues – relative valuation
    • Problems with start-up multiple analysis
    • Determining the starting point – revenue multiples vs profitability multiples
    • Which year? – Determining stability for multiple calculation and techniques for “normalising” multiples vs the sector

    Valuing a start-up or early stage business in practice

    • Main errors made in valuing early stage businesses
    • Macro vs micro analysis
    • Product success and market share
    • Bottom up approach to a valuatio
       - Capacity capability
    • Estimating and using different discount rate
       - The use of phased discount rate
       - Discount rates as maturity approaches
    • Ensuring consistency in a valuation
    • Private and public multiples
    • Option to expand valuatio
       - How optionality affects valuation

    Valuing rapid growth companies and sectors
    A life cycle view of rapid growth companies
    • The rapid growth company in context
    Characteristics of growth companies and sectors
    • How are growth companies different?
    Valuation issues – intrinsic value
    • How historic numbers are misleading
    • How asset life may develop in the high growth phase
    • How existing assets differ in a rapid growth business
    • Where the bulk of value is created by a rapid growth company – the growth phase
    • Capital intensity and the rapid growth business
    • The development of risk during the growth phase
    • The stage at which a terminal value should be calculated for a rapid growth business
    Value of equity claims
    • The differing equity claims in a rapid growth business
    • Participation by different equity holders
    Valuation issues – relative valuation
    • Peer groups
    • Finding similar growth businesses – different sectors?
    • Risk measures – adapting a multiple analysis for risk
    Valuing a growth business in practice
    • Main errors made in valuing growth businesses
    • Dealing with immature markets
    • Assessing product cycles
    • Ability to execute – the key driver

  • 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


  • Mike Corless

    • I draw on my experience as the former Head of European Equity team at HSBC and Head of UK Equity Team at Scottish Widows to deliver impactful training that helps financial practitioners excel in their roles.


    The Course Instructor is a qualified chartered accountant, who began his career as an auditor for Grant Thornton International. He moved to Ernst & Young as a senior manager in the corporate advisory team in 1986, working on major acquisitions, disposals, IPOs and insolvency/restructuring transactions. In 1989 he joined Threadneedle Asset Management as an analyst, becoming a fund manager specialising in income funds in 1991. He achieved top quartile performance and was a member of the team that won the Sunday Times Unit Trust Group of the year award in 1992. In 1996 he joined Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (“SWIP”) as a director in the UK Equity team and then head of UK Equities, again specialising in come funds. In 2000 he was appointed head of UK Equities on the merger of Hill Samuel Asset Management and SWIP and he led the integration of the UK Equity teams. He covered a variety of industrial sectors as an analyst, and was recognised as a top five buy side banking analyst by Reuters. In 2001 he joined HSBC Asset Management as European Head of Equity Research, managing a team of analysts in Paris and London tasked with developing a new research team and research process. He built the team in London and led the integration of the analyst team based in Dusseldorf, introducing a cash flow based corporate valuation process. In 2004 he was appointed Global Head of Equity Research, responsible for 60 global equity research analysts and 40 global credit analysts. He developed a global valuation and research process, training local analysts in Europe, the US and Asia in its use. In his time at HSBC he specialised in analysing the global resources sector. In 2006 he joined a professional training company as the head of investment banking and investment management. He managed a team of 12 trainers and built a blue chip customer base. His experience included managing major graduate programmes for investment banking, investment management and private wealth clients, training graduate to managing director level participants and advising clients on their training requirements for accountancy, corporate finance and valuation, investment management and private wealth training. In his role as a chartered accountant he was a member of the committee advising the UK Accounting Standards Board on corporate reporting via the implementation of the Operating and Financial Review. He is a freelance writer for various investment publications and provides accounting, corporate finance and investment management advice to companies on a freelance basis. His clients have included HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Allen & Overy, JP Morgan, Barclays Bank, Barclays Wealth, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Standard Chartered, Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse and Schroders.



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