Wall Street's 'dean of valuation' Prof. Aswath Damodaran for the first time in Sri Lanka at PwC’s Academy Valuation Masterclass

For the first time in Sri Lanka, Wall Street's 'dean of valuation' Prof. Aswath Damodaran will be in Colombo in January next year to inspire CEOs, business owners, bankers, accountants, managers, consultants and analysts at a two day Masterclass on valuation organized by PwC’s Academy.

Well known for his ability to move markets, Damodaran, will provide participants in Sri Lanka with the latest tools on valuation and how to apply these tools and techniques in different business contexts. The two day workshop on 22nd and 23rd January 2018 will be held at Shangri-La, Colombo.

During the two day programme, Damodaran will inspire the participants by helping them understand the intricacies of valuation including contemporary key topics covered such as Startup Valuation, Early Stage Business Valuation, and latest insights on Emerging Market Valuation. The highly interactive workshop will also be further boosted with participants receiving a certificate of completion signed by Prof. Damodaran, PwC's Academy, and Institute of Mergers and Acquisition and Alliances Austria.

The one of its kind programme is open to top C-suit executives including Chief Executive Officers, Board Members, business owners, Corporate Financial Staff, Head of Business Development, strategy and M&A, Chartered Accountants, Investment Bankers, Management Consultants, Equity Research Analysts, portfolio managers as well as investors.



Prof. Damodaran is the Kerschner Family Chair Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU) and a top authority on valuation. He is also a recipient of the Stern School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award. Damodaran teaches corporate finance and valuation courses in the MBA and executive programmes. He is credited with numerous publications in academic journals and has authored several highly-regarded and widely-used books on valuation, corporate finance and investment management. His contributions to the field of Finance have been recognized many times over and the skill and enthusiasm when he speaks is backed by the impressive accolades received from students. He has been voted "Professor of the Year" by the graduating MBA class five times during his career at NYU.

During the workshop, Damodaran will help participants understand how to value any kind of firm in any market, how to use discounted cash flow models (small and large, private and public), how to value a firm using multiples and comparable firms, how to analyze and critique the use of multiples in valuation, as well as how to value firms in special situations (during distressed or start up scenarios). He will also educate on how to estimate the effect on value of restructuring a firm.

In recent times, the PwC’s Academy has created a benchmark in Sri Lanka for being a specialized academy offering a range of highly specialized customized executive education programmes designed and delivered for the benefit of business leaders, C-suit executives and senior professionals, covering a range of topics, pertinent in today’s content. PwC’s Academy programmes are aligned with the ultimate goal of helping organisations reach sustained success by increasing the bottom line of the company.  

The two day Masterclass has also been endorsed by CFA Society Sri Lanka and the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions & Alliance. For more information on the workshop, please contact PwC's Academy on 0117719874 or email academy.srilanka@lk.pwc.com

Subject area: Finance