Corporate Finance and Strategy

Course Overview

Strategic decision-making in modern corporations requires executives who can skillfully apply financial analysis. This program examines state-of-the-art approaches to gauge growth, acquisition, and restructuring opportunities, which are key to creating value for shareholders in an increasingly competitive environment.

This fast-paced course uses contemporary case studies, realistic valuation exercises, and interactive learning to explore the interactions between corporate strategy and corporate finance.

The course provides an applied and practical approach to finance, enabling you to use the concepts, frameworks, and tools of modern finance to address topical issues. The program is designed to enhance your understanding of corporate finance as a tool for making strategic decisions.

Course Objectives

  • Improved understanding of the interactions between financial and strategic decisions.
  •  Development of skills; working with modern valuation tools and learn how to apply them to the valuation of projects and companies.
  • Understanding of how modern theoretical developments in finance and strategy are applied in real-world situations, by means of hands-on applications using real financial data.
  • Interaction with a diverse set of professionals, and work in teams to sharpen your problem-solving skills.

Course Content

Day one: Financing and investment decisions

  • The cost of capital: Review of CAPM Valuation
  • Review of valuation methods.

Day two: Strategy

  • The “soft side of strategy:” key concepts and applications
  • How to value companies: Valuation methods for M&A
  • Step-by-step Valuation.

Day three: Financial Distress

  • How to compute the expected costs of financial distress
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Day four: Leveraged Buyouts

  • Private Equity and Leveraged Buyouts.
  • Interactive lecture on the strategy of new firms
  • Identifying competitive advantages
  • Going Public.

Course Methodology

The course program is built around contemporary case studies and realistic valuation exercises – providing an applied and practical approach to finance, enabling you to use the concepts, frameworks, and tools of modern finance to address the major issues that modern corporations face.

Highly interactive – the program has time built in for group discussion and to debate the interactions between corporate strategy and corporate finance.

Global networking is built in to the program – there is a social aspect to the course, with informal networking opportunities for you to build your business connections.

Target Audience

This executive course is suitable for directors, executives, managers and other professionals with some finance background who wish to study corporate finance as a tool for making strategic decisions.

Duration

4 Days (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch.

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