University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Investment Banking: Financial Analysis and Valuation
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Investment Banking: Financial Analysis and Valuation

This course is part of Mergers and Acquisitions Specialization

Taught in English

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Robert Metzger
James Bertram

Instructors: Robert Metzger

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Intermediate level
Some related experience required
13 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace
Progress towards a degree

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There are 5 modules in this course

In this module you will explore the concept of comparability of company financial information, a key building block of valuation. The primary application of that concept is the development of the financial spread template, which is used to standardize the presentation of company financial and market information within accounting periods and across companies. Also addressed in this module is the calculation of fully diluted shares and adjusting financial statements to consider the impact of one-time, non-recurring and unusual items.

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7 videos6 readings6 quizzes1 discussion prompt

What determines a company's stock price? Placing a value on companies is a key tool for M&A analysis. This module will present the main techniques available to estimate a company's value, including multiples-based and cash flow-based valuation methods. These valuation tools will be presented using the most up-to-date Finance theory, and real-world examples.

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7 videos2 readings3 quizzes

Valuation analysis is a major part of the work that investment banks do when advising companies involved in M&A deals. This module will dive deeper into using comparable precedent M&A transactions to establish another perspective on a company’s expected valuation in an M&A context. The similarities and differences between comparable public companies analysis and transactions comparables analysis will be presented, as well as how to correctly calculate transaction valuation statistics. Lastly, we will take what we have learned about public company and transaction comparables to begin to develop a valuation summary for an existing public company.

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7 videos2 readings4 quizzes

This module will present how to build a discounted cash flow analysis, a fundamental valuation technique, as well as the concepts of financial forecasting, free cash flow, weighted average cost of capital, terminal value and present value.

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5 videos3 readings6 quizzes1 peer review

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4.7 (33 ratings)
Robert Metzger
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2 Courses18,740 learners
James Bertram
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2 Courses18,740 learners

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