Virtual Classroom

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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

Dates and Times

M&A Accounting

During this session participants 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 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. By the end of the session, the class builds an accretion / 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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What is a Virtual Classroom

Virtual Classroom training is a new and highly engaging way of delivering programs remotely with enhanced levels of interactivity compared to conventional webinars. In AMT’s Virtual Classroom participants are encouraged to activate their own webcams and mics throughout the class allowing for real-time engagement, both verbal and non-verbal, with fellow participants and their trainer. Participants can also share their screens to get instant assistance in any technical exercise; just like asking the trainer to walk over and help in the classroom! We have seen a step-change in participant engagement with this new technology. The trainer’s ability to see a selection of their participants’ faces in real-time, and to react to their verbal and non-verbal cues creates a remarkably realistic classroom-like experience. For an example of the technical requirements of for our Virtual Classrooms click here.

Related courses

Prerequisite

A solid understanding of the topics covered by our courses in Financial Statement Analysis and Financial Modeling are desirable:

 

Financial Statement Analysis

Financial Modeling