This is a practical course to show you how to apply the principles of corporate finance and how to analyse many important issues including M&A, IPOs, restructuring, managing for value and LBOs.
A key feature is that the course demonstrates how the different applications draw upon a common core framework based on the principles of financial economics that are reviewed on the first day.
In addition, this course offers an insight of the instructor’s extensive experience of working in developing markets, where the application of the principles of corporate finance raises some specific challenges, not least because of the limited availability of data.
When putting together any corporate finance deal, the creation of value is vital.
For example, the evidence suggests that the majority of M&A transactions fail to add value for the acquirer’s shareholders and misplaced acquisition programmes often result in financial distress or bankruptcy. All too often, incorrect principles, perhaps drawn from the world of accounting may be applied to M&A and other corporate finance transactions. This course demonstrates the importance of applying the principles of corporate finance correctly to help avoid expensive mistakes.