5 day Masterclass

Corporate Finance



Dubai, 2-6 Sep 2018


In this 3-day course, we will judge the most dominant (company) valuation models on their merits and test them in a variety of transactions and industries. Further, we will take on the challenge to build and assess valuation models and assess the inputs into those models and reflect on how forecasting is key in the valuation exercise but also distinct from the valuation techniques.

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expand your knowledge

Gain a thorough understanding of a wide pallet of (corporate) valuation techniques and apply them to a wide set of industries

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get practical

Practical exercises to practice both the judgment and modelling aspect of valuation

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learn in depth

Apply valuation techniques on public and private companies as well as at different life stages (venture, PE, maturing and special situations)


This course will take delegates back to first principles in evaluating credit risk, making sound lending decisions and avoiding poor credit decisions. Where poor credit decisions have been made the course will demonstrate damage-limitation strategies and how to apply them. 


In just 5 days you will:

  • Determine the mix of finance that is most appropriate to a company’s needs.
  • Make better investment decisions which create shareholder value
  • Use a variety of methods to determine a fair value for a company
  • Understand how to make better acquisition and divestment decisions thereby enhancing performance and reducing waste
  • Understand what is involved in M&A transactions and IPOs and know how to select the most appropriate advisers
  • Design more appropriate financing structures for their companies thereby reducing cost and more effectively managing financial risk
  • Use financial modeling techniques to ease the burden of calculations that are normally required in any corporate finance transaction

Organisations that will benefit:

  • Banks
  • Transport & Infrastructure
  • Private Equity Venture Capital
  • Corporate
  • Finance
  • Securities
  • Commission
  • Stock exchanges
  • Investors
  • Funds

Who will attend:

  • Corporate Financiers
  • Financial Analysts, Planners, and Corporate Decision-makers
  • Strategic Planning Executives
  • Corporate Treasury Executives
  • Accountants Management
  • Consultants
  • Lawyers Financial / Investment
  • Analysts
  • Investment Managers

Course Agenda

  • Quantitative techniques for corporate finance
  • Exercise: Complete financial calculations in order to consolidate your understanding of the techniques demonstrated in this session.
  • Capital budgeting and project appraisal techniques
  • Exercise: Evaluate the financial viability of the project and the associated risks.
  • Determining the strategic direction of companies.
  • Case study: You will evaluate the strategic capability of a company in order to assess its ability to achieve its strategic goals.
  • Shareholder value and value based management
  • Risk and return
  • Exercise: You will use models to explore the risk versus return characteristics of two-asset and three-asset portfolios.
  • Determining the cost of equity
  • Case study: Using data on past returns from a stock, you will calculate the company’s beta and its cost of equity using the CAPM and compare it with the COE.
  • Determining the cost of debt and the WACC
  • Case study: You will calculate the cost of a company’s redeemable and irredeemable loan stock and calculate its weighted average cost of capital.
  • Valuation techniques
  • Case study: With the appropriate data and computer models, you will calculate a valuation for a company using a variety of methods.
  • Bringing a company to market (IPOs)
  • Case study: You will use a computer model to value an unquoted company in the process of being prepared for flotation.
  • Mergers and acquisitions: Patterns, motives and strategic fit
  • Exercise: You will complete a set of multiplechoice questions to confirm and consolidate your understanding of the drivers of M&A activity.
  • M&A: Processes, bid, defence strategies and valuation
  • Case study: Participants are divided into two bids and groups representing the two parties in a hostile takeover bid. You will examine briefs provided for the purpose and prepare bid and defence strategies as appropriate.
  • M&A: After the dust has settled...
  • Case study: You will examine two historic takeovers, one judged to be a success and the other a failure. You will then formulate views on what went right or wrong in each case and make recommendations as to the future conduct of the takeovers.
  • Financing structures and the irrelevance to Advanced techniques and financial strategic direction modelling
  • structures exchange risks
  • The specific problems of high-growth and on their findings.
  • new in corporate finance?
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Case study: You will examine details about Valuing options two or three different businesses and evaluate the suitability of the financing structure of each Exercise: Using a computer model, you will company. complete a set of simple exercises to value a number of calls and put options and comment
  • The specific problems of high-growth and on their findings.
  • dotcom companies
  • Nature of financial modelling and types of companies financial models
  • Due diligence techniques in corporate

For further information please call: +44 (0)207 092 1045

  • “The depth and knowledge of my trainer was extremely impressive. In 3 days I have had, without a doubt, a masterclass on the industry. Truly world class.”

    - Gordon Dowall Potter, Past Delegate

  • “Well worth 3 days of study!”

    - Syed Hamza, Past Delegate

  • “The training was excellent! I give it a 10 and will get my trainer's support for my next challenges.”

    - Head of Partnerships & Customer Loyalty at Avis Budget, Past Delegate

  • “Extremely constructive course with a very good dynamic and passionate trainer.”

    - Managing Director at BNP Paribas, Past Delegate

  • “Impressive and cooperative trainer who wanted to make sure the delegates understood.”

    - Budgeting, Planning & Reporting Manager, Past Delegate


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Call +44 (0)20 7092 1045 (United Kingdom)
or emma-jane.dinan@terrapinn.com (Asia Pacific)
for more details


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