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Who should attend the course?

  • New hires who have joined the firm late and missed the in-house program
  • Individuals looking to fill a knowledge gap
  • Experienced bankers looking to refresh their technical skills
  • Teams employed in financial strategy roles from non-banking corporations
  • Graduates preparing to interview for a role in the finance sector
  • Students at business school and looking for a career in finance

Course details

M&A Accounting

During this session delegates learn the accounting rules to incorporate equity investments in the consolidated accounts and work on several examples by preparing proforma financials for a variety of cases. Complexities such as non-controlling interests and equity method investments (associates/affiliates), and their impact on earnings and cash flows are also covered.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Accounting rules for equity investments
    • Fair value through profit and loss investments
    • Available for sale investments
    • Equity method investments (associates/affiliates)
    • Proportional consolidation
    • Full consolidation
    • Non-controlling interest
  • Consolidation of balance sheet and income statement
  • Impact of an M&A transaction on earnings
  • Goodwill calculations
  • Goodwill impairment test
  • The impact of deal financing

M&A Analysis and Modeling Fundamentals

This session covers the basic steps of analyzing an acquisition – covering the impact of a deal on the financial statements with a particular focus on EPS, PE and contribution analysis. The M&A module starts by looking at how to estimate the accretion/dilution from an acquisition using equity and debt PE multiples. The next step is to build an accretion and dilution model using EPS forecasts and acquisition assumptions, proforma leverage ratios and a proforma balance sheet.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Big picture: what is the transaction impact on acquirer and target shareholders?
  • Preparing key acquisition data
  • Building a flexible funding structure
  • Modeling acquisition adjustments
  • Calculating the accretion/dilution effects of the deal
  • Understanding the significance of relative P/Es
  • Calculating and understanding contribution analysis
  • Ownership issues
  • Income statement contribution
  • Credit issues and leverage ratios
  • The strategic implication of different financing alternatives
  • Synergies and synergies needed to break even
  • Proforma balance sheet
  • Sensitivity and scenario analysis

 

"It's great to have access to the AMT online platform. I found the videos and quizzes really useful to refer back to after my public course. The videos in particular were simple and easy to understand." ~ analyst, private equity firm

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Course materials

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

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