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Merger Analysis Cash Deal

5 STARS

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Learn how to analyze and evaluate mergers and acquisitions with the latest best-practice methods from The Deal Maker. Covering the nature of acquisitions, financing transactions, sources of funds, fees and more.

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3 Hours

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Learn how to analyze and evaluate mergers and acquisitions with the latest best-practice methods from The Deal Maker. Covering the nature of acquisitions, financing transactions, sources of funds, fees and more.

Completion time

3 Hours

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Completion Certificate

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Excel Exercises

Merger Analysis Cash Deal

75

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  • Nature of an acquisition
  • Valuation in an M&A context
  • Financing a transaction
  • Sources and uses of funds
  • Transaction fees
  • Consolidation
  • Offer terms – equity financing
  • Deal analysis

Merger Model

4.5 STARS

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Gain practical experience by building a merger model alongside the instructor-led videos.

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1 Hour

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Gain practical experience by building a merger model alongside the instructor-led videos.

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1 Hour

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Completion Certificate

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Excel Exercises

Merger Model

22

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  • Equity to Enterprise Value
  • Sources and Uses of Funds
  • Share Issuance and Dilution
  • Relative PEs
  • EPS Accretion and Dilution
  • Debt Rating
  • Synergies vs Premium Paid
  • Return on Invested Capital

Earnouts

4.9 STARS

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This playlist covers accounting for earnouts and uses a real set of company accounts as an example.

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30 Minutes

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This playlist covers accounting for earnouts and uses a real set of company accounts as an example.

Completion time

30 Minutes

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Video Minutes

Excel Exercises

Earnouts

15

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  • Contingent consideration – structures
  • Accounting for deferred consideration
  • Examples of earnouts

Leveraged Buy Out

4.7 STARS

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Learn how acquisitions are structured using debt financing and follow the steps to building insightful models that investor analysis can rely upon.

Completion time

3 Hours

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Learn how acquisitions are structured using debt financing and follow the steps to building insightful models that investor analysis can rely upon.

Completion time

3 Hours

Level

Completion Certificate

Module

Video Minutes

Excel Exercises

Leveraged Buy Out

75

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Excel Exercises18

  • LBO – definition
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Value Analysis
  • LBO analysis models
    • LBO analysis model map
    • Assumptions
    • Sources and uses of funds
    • Sources of funds
    • Operating forecasts and cash sweeps
    • Model outputs
    • Levered valuation

Acquisition Finance Debt Capacity

4.7 STARS

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Learn how to calculate debt capacity using multiples and cash flows in order to analyze target and acquiring companies.

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1 Hour

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Learn how to calculate debt capacity using multiples and cash flows in order to analyze target and acquiring companies.

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1 Hour

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Module

Video Minutes

Excel Exercises

Acquisition Finance Debt Capacity

32

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  • Multiple based debt capacity analysis
  • Dangers of using multiples
  • Cash flow based debt capacity analysis
  • Calculating free cash flows
  • Debt tranching
  • Seniority and subordination

From Skills Certificate to Recognized Micro-Degree

Upgrade your résumé with the same certification we use at the world’s top 4 investment banks.

Pass the exam and demonstrate your new deal making capabilities on LinkedIn with The Deal Maker Skills Certificate.

Take the next step, challenge yourself to join the best financial analysts by earning an investment banking micro-degree recognized on Wall St.

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what our students say

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Emily Massey

The Deal Maker

I have thoroughly enjoyed completing these and look forward to finding more opportunities to train myself.

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Summer Analyst 2019

The Deal Maker

Very well explained and broken down into small steps.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What tech do I need?

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Access your course across desktop, laptop, tablet or phone; either via our web portal or the dedicated mobile app. While we have optimized our video quality and size, we recommend a broadband connection to enable uninterrupted video playback. A PDF reader and spreadsheet application are required to open the supporting resources.

Is it right for me?

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This online course teaches the fundamentals of deal structuring. Perfect for graduates looking to bridge the gap between academia and industry, or professionals preparing for a new role. Enhance your career by mastering the practical skills you need to know.

Are Financial Edge's courses credible?

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The 4 leading investment banks, as rated by the FT, hire us to train their incoming analysts. If you are looking to join the best analysts in the world, why not challenge yourself with the same content and certification with the same Wall Street instructors ready to answer your questions.

Will this course help me get a job at an investment bank?

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Absolutely. Develop practical skills you can use to impress at interviews, whether you’re looking to break into investment banking or corporate finance roles in other industries.

How long do I have to complete the courses?

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We are delighted to announce that we now offer lifetime access on all online courses! Fit studying around your schedule. Learn at your own pace with on-demand video, practical examples to download and expert instructor support.

Are there any hidden costs?

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No. Everything you need to earn your skill certificate is included, from instructor-led videos and Excel exercises to the exam.

How do I join Financial Edge's alumni?

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Join our world-class alumni on LinkedIn by upgrading your skill certification to any one of our micro-degree’s. To unlock all alumni benefits, you will need to verify you have successfully passed all courses within the online program.

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