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An Introduction to Corporate Finance


An Introduction to Corporate Finance

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Course Overview
Corporate Finance is about analysing the set of circumstances that a company or an investor may face and using the tools of evaluation or transaction to create a value-enhancing outcome. Since circumstances are apt to change – for example the as yet unknown aspects and consequences of Brexit – the prospects and value of businesses also change. The methodologies and metrics to assess the new situation are an implicit part of corporate finance. Equally, the development of a “Northern Powerhouse” will create opportunities and risks that will require careful evaluation at the company level as well as the macro-economic.

Why attend?
Through a combination of presentations, case-studies and worked examples, the course will develop your knowledge of the following key areas:

  • The underlying drivers of company worth
  • Valuation methodologies and techniques
  • Equity finance raising
  • Private equity
  • Corporate restructures

Who should attend?
This one day course has been designed to appeal to the following professionals:

  • Corporate finance executives
  • Financial analysts
  • Portfolio managers
  • M&A advisers
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants

Additionally the course will benefit managers and directors responsible for corporate planning and strategy in their organisations, including:

  • Corporate Treasurers
  • Heads of finance
  • Finance directors / finance managers

Trainer: Jonathan Wearing
Jonathan Wearing has worked in London for over thirty years and has extensive banking and corporate finance experience. He has lectured and delivered training courses in many parts of the world over the last 15 years, as well as running his own corporate consultancy and being actively involved in early stage financing of small companies with rapid growth potential. Jonathan began his career in the corporate banking group of Citibank N.A. London, where, after several years of relationship management responsibilities, he became heavily involved in organising problem loan workouts. Subsequently he moved to Citicorp Investment Bank Limited where he was a Director of the corporate finance department. In addition to work on transactions in the London market, he was engaged in cross border M&A, J.V.buyout and listing transactions.

Jonathan has an M.A. in Economics from Cambridge University and was a Visiting Lecturer at the City University Business School from 1999 to 2003.

What you will cover:

Background and Introduction

  • Shareholder value: myth and reality.
  • The Company Life Cycle:
    • Managing change
    • Creating value
  • Risk and Reward
  • Evaluating Strategy

Review: Life Cycle record of 3 leading UK companies.

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Rationale for growth via acquisition.
  • Synergies.
  • Due diligence.
  • Structuring the transaction.

Company Valuation

  • Cost of capital.
  • Accounting methods.
  • Enterprise and Equity value.
  • Discounting future free cashflows.

Exercises: Valuing a business using different methodologies.

Raising finance in the Equity Markets

  • The rationale for going public.
  • IPO timescale and regulatory requirements.
  • Market requirements.
  • Reverse takeovers.

Review: Recent transactions and Secondary issues 

Private Equity

  • Rationale for the use of leverage.
  • Structuring the transaction.
  • Key elements: ratchet, drag along/tag along.
  • Current market conditions.

Exercise: Structuring a buyout

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Places are limited on these courses so please book early to avoid disappointment.

The course fee is £300 per course (not including VAT) inclusive of lunch and refreshments. Discounts are available for returning delegates and multiple bookings.

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