The Deal Maker Open Course

£500£800 incl. tax

Calculate mergers, examine funding sources, structure an acquisition and more. Build a comprehensive understanding of M&A fundamentals with our open enrollment classroom training.

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M&A Skills Training

When should a company acquire another? Is the merger beneficial for the stakeholders? These are just a few of the core M&A questions that The Deal Maker will answer. Not only are mergers and acquisitions calculated and evaluated, the funding sources are examined in detail; such as private equity acquisitions including credit facilities, term loans and more. Participants will also discover how to structure an acquisition using debt financing on the leveraged buy-out and debt analysis day.

Key Learning Objectives

Learn how to evaluate the financial effects of a potential acquisition by building a merger analysis model
Study a range of effects in detail, including impact on EPS and credit ratings, synergies required to prevent dilution and more
Build a debt financed acquisition model with a complex debt sheet and a returns to equity holders section
Explore alternative sources of finance, cash flow and multiple based debt capacity

Course Structure

Day 1
Merger Analysis
Day 2
Private Equity Acquisition Analysis, Acquisition Financing and Leveraged Buyouts
Courses take place from 9-5 with an hour break for lunch.


Is it right for me?

Our classroom courses offer distinct learning opportunities. Have your questions answered immediately by our expert instructors. Utilizing years of industry and teaching experience, they will make the learning applicable and vibrant. Propose specific challenges and reference the unique solutions* online for 365 days after the course, along with the standard learning materials.

*Depending on class size

What do I need to bring?

A laptop is essential, preferably running Microsoft Windows. A PDF reader and Excel 2003+ are required to open the supporting resources. We are happy for you to use alternatives but please be aware we cannot support these configurations. The venue will have WiFi and refreshments will be provided.

How can I prepare?

We always want participants to get the most from their courses. The Deal Maker includes advanced topics. We recommend participants are familiar with the accounting fundamentals taught on day 1 and 2 of The Analyst course, but you do not need to have attended those days.


London | The News Building

Located next to The Shard in central London. The News Building offers ultra-modern spaces and superb amenities.

  • 3 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG
  • London Bridge Tube Station Jubilee Northern

Certify Your Skills

Attaining the IBP credential is an impressive achievement signaling proficiency to employers over a comprehensive investment banking body of knowledge.

“The IBP levels the playing field for aspiring bankers by providing hiring managers with a highly reliable, widely-accepted standard against which to measure the desirability of new applicants. To this end, the IBP is a massive step forward in the goal of having a true meritocracy in the investment banking hiring process for students around the world.”

Dr. Ben Sopranzetti, Professor of Finance at Rutgers Business School

Set yourself apart with the IBP Exam

This course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Endorsed CPD activities are those that have been reviewed and judged to be of high quality and relevance to CISI members. All Endorsed CPD Activities have clear learning outcomes, appropriate materials and suitably qualified presenters and tutors.

The following criteria have been assessed by CISI to ensure learning excellence: relevance, learning outcomes, content, delivery, learning materials, personnel and administration.

Discover how CPD could boost your career


“An extremely qualified and professional instructor. He went over and above what was expected and truly gave his best to transfer his knowledge.”

Graduate now employed by global bank

“I’ve found this course hugely insightful, promoting best practice and gaining skills that I will be carrying forward into my line of work and through to the team.”

London Accountancy Firm Analyst

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Day 1 – Merger Analysis, Day 2 – Private Equity Acquisition Analysis, Acquisition Financing and Leveraged Buyouts, Both Days


5th to 6th March 2018, 5th March 2018, 6th March 2018, 14th to 15th May 2018, 14th May 2018, 15th May 2018