Basic Finance Courses

Advance Finance Course

The Course will provide participants with a structured process and methodology to analyze and understand financial information and improve their analytical skills. The curriculum is designed to ensure that complex concept are delivered to participants in a simple way, and it becomes easy for them to remember and implement these ideas in their current job and business decision-making.


The course will cover how to analyze financial statements, interpretation of future business information, roles of earnings and cash flows in valuation, business valuation and issues faced in critical investment decision-making. Participants will gain valuable knowledge from the entire course which they can apply in their business and professions. The analytical structure for the course hinges on following pillars:
  • Industry dynamics
  • Core strategy of the company
  • Financial analysis
  • Forecasting future earnings and cash flows
  • Decision-making using various financials tools

Who should attend

All individuals who want to improve their finance effectiveness and decision making should attend this course

  • Finance managers, business analysts, bankers, portfolio managers etc
  • Functional/ departments heads and decision-making professionals
  • Middle to senior managers from different industries
  • Financial professionals like CPA, CFA, MBA etc
  • Business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, consultants etc
  • Any other professional who wants to build up his/her finance capabilities

Methodology & Trainer

Non- theoretical methodology which includes interactive discussions, case studies, interactive games and assignments to understand the concepts and their applicability. All our trainers are carefully chosen by us and possess a rich and vast experience in the financial sector. This course conducted by an experienced training consultant having more than 16 years of industry experience with some of the worldu2019s leading business institutions, specializing in corporate finance, investment banking, and private equity.

Module – 1: Importance of Cash Flows Statement – Heart of any business

  • How to analyze Cash Flow Statement
  • Difference between Accounting profit and Cash profit
  • Forecasting cash flows

Module – 2: Approach to Company analysis

  • Different methods used for company analysis
  • Competitive positioning and industry mapping
  • Evaluating promoters and management team
  • Analysis of financial statement analysis

Module – 3: Advanced Financial statement analysis

  • Derivation of advance ratios – EV, P/BV, EBIDTAR/DEBT, Cash multiple, Project IRR, Equity IRR, Debt IRR
  • Validity of ratio analysis in projections, decision making, valuations, etc
  • Capital budgeting techniques -Payback, Discounted Payback, NPV, IRR, Modified IRR, Profitability Index
  • Assessment of risk and profitability

Module -4: Fund Raising – Various sources and preparation

  • How to assess capital requirements for a company
  • Various fundraising options
  • Direct Equity – private market, public market, listed and unlisted market
  • Equity-linked debt – mezzanine funding, convertible securities, etc
  • Debt funding – bridge funding, subordinated debts, securitization and structured finance
  • How to prepare a company for fundraising
  • Managing key performance indicators
  • Key terms for various funding sources

Module – 5: Valuation – Company Valuation

  • Introduction to Business Valuation
  • Various types of valuation methods and their applicability for different industries and companies
  • Approach to Asset Value vs. Equity Value
  • Intrinsic valuation, Book Value, and other methods
  • DCF: various concepts and applicability
  • Understanding of PV, FCFF, FCFE, UFCF, LFCF, Terminal Value
  • Key pitfalls

Module – 6: Valuation – Relative and Multiples based method

  • Process of valuation based on comparative multiples – Compilation, adjustments, and rationalization
  • How to calculate and apply key multiples for valuation – Price Earning multiple, Price to Book multiple, Enterprise value to EBITDA, EV/FCF, FCF/BV, EV/EBITDA, EV/Capex, EV/Subscriber, EV/EBITDAR, EV/Capacity, etc
  • How to choose comparable companies and past transaction
  • Key issues and pitfalls
  • Critical adjustments in compilation and analyzing precedent transactions
  • Application of control or leadership premium, synergies, cash flows, illiquidity and minority discounts, etc

Module – 7: Valuation of Bonds

  • Bonds basics
  • Factors affecting Bond prices
  • Pricing of Bonds
  • Interrelationships with other Macro-Economic Variables

Module – 8: Strategic transactions for an organization- Global Partnerships, Merger & Acquisition (M&A) and Leveraged buyouts (LBO)

  • How to analyze a company for Strategic Partnership, M&A or LBO
  • Strategic decision-making process -valuation and issues
  • Keys focus areas
  • How to manage post-acquisition process

Module – 9: Due Diligence for Capital Raising/Buyouts/Sale of business

  • How to prepare a company for due diligence
  • Creating a due diligence plan
  • Balancing the role of internal and external service providers
  • How to resolve post due diligence observations

Module – 10: Building adjustments in financial models to make them ready for analysis

  • Focus on flexibility and integrity of financial models
  • Some key sheets which can be added
  • Additional analysis – sensitivity, scenario, variance, etc
  • Another funding requirements, dilution, returns, etc
  • Importance of growth and its impact on financial analysis
  • Some quick calculations in excel formulas and other tools

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