Vertex Learning

FINANCE

DUE DILIGENCE & BUSINESS VALUATION

Overview

Indeed, even in difficult stretches, organisations will keep on completing Consolidations and Acquisitions (M&As). Companies will be under additional pressure to increase shareholder value in their deals as a result of today’s challenging financial environment. Managers who are relying on novel strategies will have to work quickly to satisfy lenders’ terms and demonstrate that their value proposition is genuine. Faster implementation of revenue synergies and cost-cutting initiatives will also be more important in tough economic times. The economics of a transaction will be scrutinized more closely if actual results differ from forecasts. This indicates that achieving success in today’s environment is both more important and more difficult for acquirers. Since many organisations have not generally been effective at making investor esteem through M&As, supervisory crews need to rapidly zero in on the most proficient method to further develop their M&A approach.

However, the good news is that there are still some businesses that have demonstrated how to consistently succeed with mergers and acquisitions. From how they operate to how their teams are organized, many of these businesses share certain organisational traits. These similarities suggest that an organisation can significantly improve its results by taking a few specific measures. For any business to quickly implement these leading practices and increase its success rates, we will examine the most significant differences between the successful M&A teams and the rest of the market and concentrate on comprehending the practical side of these operational and organisational characteristics.

This course will introduce you to the skills that help you make successful transactions even in tough times, such as due diligence and business valuation techniques. Management’s challenge is to beat the odds of the market and execute deals that deliver the value investors demand.

Top Learning Objectives

You don’t need any accounting or finance experience because we’ll go over everything from the ground up. We will use Microsoft Excel in the course to analyse and create a Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement, so you must have access to and a basic understanding of how to use it.

We will also learn how to create the following financial models from scratch using Microsoft Excel:

  • Discounted Cash Flow,
  • the Weighted Average Cost of Capital,
  • Price to Earnings,
  • Price to Revenue, and so on – all from scratch (assuming you have no or some accounting/finance knowledge).

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