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Masterclass on Business Valuation

This session will provide you with latest tools and techniques on valuation and how they could be applied in different business contexts. Further this session will bring together with limitations and caveats on the use of each tool, as well as extended examples of the application of each.

  • Value any kind of firm in any market, using discounted cash flow models (small and large, private and public).
  • Value a firm using multiples and comparable firms.
  • Analyze and critique the use of multiples in valuation.
  • Value firms in special situations, e.g. distressed or start ups.
  • Estimate the effect on value of restructuring a firm.


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Previous Workshop Highlights

Course Structure

Day One

  • Discounted Cash Flow Model
  • Setting up the model
  • The Big Picture of DCF Valuation
  • Valuation Examples
  • The Discounted Rate Questions
  • Risk premiums and Betas
  • The Cost of Debt
  • Estimating Cash Flows
  • Estimating Growth Rates
  • Estimating Growth Patterns
  • The Terminal Value
  • Closing Thoughts of DCF Valuation


Day Two

  • Cash, cross handing and other assets
  • The Value of Control, Synergy and Transparency
  • The Liquidity Discount
  • Employee Stock Options Challenges in Valuation
  • Valuing young, growth companies
  • Valuing mature companies in transition
  • Valuing declining and distressed companies
  • Valuing commodity companies
  • Valuing financial service companies
  • Valuing private businesses
  • Relative Valuation
  • Deconstructing multiples
  • Comparable company valuation

Target Audience

  • Chief Executive Officers, Board Members and Business owners who are evaluating their business for public offering, sale or other reasons.
  • Corporate financial staff, who want to understand the details of valuation, either because they are planning acquisitions or are interested in value enhancement strategies for their firms.
  • Head of Business Development, Strategy and M&A and other employees involved in these activities.
  • Chartered Accountants, Investment Bankers and Management Consultants involved in mergers and acquisitions, who would like to acquire a wider repertoire of valuation skills.
  • Equity Research Analysts, who are interested in examining alternatives to the multiples that they use or the linkage to discounted cash flow models.
  • Portfolio Managers who are interested in the effects of corporate restructuring on firm value, and the implication for portfolio management.
  • Investors such as Business Angels, Venture Capital, Private Equity and Family Offices.



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