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"I thought the public course structure was excellent as it flowed seemlessly from topic to topic. The trainer used real world examples, which really helped my understanding of complex subject matter." ~ finance analyst, global investment bank

Who should attend the course?

Undergraduates, Interns and Graduates

Securing a graduate scheme at a top financial organisation without work experience can be challenging. Ideally, they would like you to have intern experience and to be passionate about finance. Financial institutions will often select only the best prepared candidates to be fast tracked into their graduate scheme. If you aspire to work in corporate finance, M&A, private equity, asset management, private banking, global markets or sales and trading, you will need to be numerate and excel at analyzing financial and market information. By attending an AMT public course, you will learn about financial statement analysis, financial modeling and valuation. You will gain the knowledge and skills for those all important interviews.

 

Experienced Finance Professionals

Working for a leading financial institution means you will be working in a highly competitive environment. In order to stay ahead you will need to keep pace with your colleagues. AMT’s public courses ensure that you maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills you need to continuously deliver a professional level of service to your clients. Hence becoming more effective in the workplace and helping advance your career. Learn or refresh your skills in financial statement analysis, financial modeling and valuation, and stay ahead of the curve.

What courses complement this one?

Advanced Skills

To get a comprehensive understanding of M&A/LBO Modeling, study over 3 days:

 

 

 Book all 3 courses

 

Course details

Divestiture Analysis and Modeling

This session covers the strategic, financial modeling and accounting implications of divestitures and asset sales. Spreadsheet work and real cases are used throughout the session.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Divestitures: strategic and financial objectives
  • Balance sheet analysis
    • Deconsolidation process
    • Calculating the gain on disposal, including tax
    • Tax basis vs. book basis of investment sold
    • Dealing with non-controlling interests
    • Adjusting the capital structure of the business to be divested
  • Use of sale proceeds and scenario analysis
    • Operating investments (capex or business acquisitions)
    • Investments in financial assets
    • Repayment of debt
    • Repurchase of shares
    • Special dividend
  • EPS analysis, including using relative P/Es

M&A Modeling Issues for Banks

This session addresses three key complexities in M&A models: Non-coterminus year-ends, using a flexible deal date, currency translation and the creation of non-controlling interests.

In order to fully benefit from the session, participants should have knowledge of the fundamentals of M&A accounting and familiarity with financial modeling.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Building a M&A model: overview
  • Building a M&A model
    • Non-coterminous years: calendarizing the financials of the target
    • Using a flexible deal date
    • Dealing with different currencies
    • Creation of non-controlling interests

What will you receive on the course?

While this is a face to face training course, a blended learning approach is taken and delegates will be provided with access to AMT Online. Our study materials contain both the knowledge and practice materials required to assist with the learning process and help you in your job role. Course materials include:

 

  • printed course binder with copy of the slides
  • laminated summary sheets
  • 24/7 access to AMT Online (AMTO)
  • class recordings
  • course notes
  • quizzes
  • electronic homework/study files