Strategic Finance and Value Creation

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​For those who want to learn about the several aspects of how strategy and finance can interact, and how value can be created in the process. 

We will provide an opportunity for participants to role play in a simulated negotiation relating to an acquisition/disposal of a company. This will require participants to value the company using various techniques, argue and defend the basis of their choice of parameters and conclude a deal which benefits their shareholders.

Core programme contents will include:
  • Reviewing corporate valuation fundamentals (eg: NAV, multiples, EVA and DCF);
  • Understanding and discussing issues surrounding continuing value (terminal growth rates), capital structure (why debt adds value and the limits of leverage) and the cost of capital (how to estimate what investors require);
  • Applying various valuation tools in practice;
  • Applying issues relating to capital structure and risk;
  • Understanding how value can be created through leverage, spin-offs and asset disposals; and
  • The financial restructuring of failing companies. 

Who should attend?
  • All executives having to make strategic decisions, related to investment, acquisition and financial decisions, or who are responsible for those who make these decisions.

  • The finance executive who must be able to interpret, if not perform, a robust and accurate valuation.

  • Professionals, such as consultants or investment bankers and investments analysts advising on acquisitions, value-based management, restructuring or corporate strategy.   

How you will benefit

Various case studies will be discussed and delegates will be required to perform their own analysis to ensure that they extract and are able to apply the relevant insights and techniques.

The emphasis will be on the valuation of companies and corporate finance techniques, such as leverage, spin-offs, acquisitions/disposals of divisions and restructuring.

Additional information

Delegates who cancel their registration after the closing date for registrations or, where there is no closing date, less than 14 days prior to programme commencement, will be liable for 50% of the programme fee. Those who do not arrive for the programme will be liable for the full fee. Notification of cancellation must be sent in writing either via email or via fax. All who cancel or do not attend must return the programme material intact.​

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