Explore this pathway to learn more about successfully navigating the world of Mergers & Acquisitions. Our expert contributors will take you from defining and outlining an M&A transaction to valuations and managing a company's credit rating.
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9 videos • 1 hour 38 minutes
Valuations are undertaken to determine how much an asset or a company is worth either today or in the future. Jo explains how to approach these valuations and the key metrics typically used to assess a company’s value.
Josephine Tan • 10:33
In the second part of Jo's video on valuations, she discusses various valuation methods, including precedent transaction multiples, discounted cashflows (DCF), leveraged buyouts (LBO) and sum-of-the parts.
Josephine Tan • 08:06
Leveraged buyouts, or 'LBOs', can at times provide investors with high returns despite only risking little relative capital. In this video, Tim details the role of leverage within the process as well as describing appropriate capital structures.
Tim Hall • 20:07
Managing a company’s credit rating effectively during an acquisition process is vital to ensuring surprising changes to the credit rating level post-acquisition are minimised. In part I, Gurdip sets out the seven steps to managing a company’s credit rating during an acquisition process, starting with project set-up and ending with the rating agency's decision.
Gurdip Dhami • 12:17
Gurdip continues his explanation of steps to take in order to maintain a company's credit rating during an acquisition. This video covers RES/RAS decision, preparing the ratings pack, the rating agency meeting and ultimately the rating agency decision.
Gurdip Dhami • 15:01
Mergers and acquisitions, commonly referred to as M&A, are transactions where a company's shares, or its entire business, is sold or merged with another company. Elvan explains why companies engage in an M&A transaction before describing the key steps in the timetable and documentation required.
Elvan Hussein • 07:57
Legal due diligence is the process by which a buyer investigates the target business it is intending to buy. Elvan expands on this operation by outlining the objectives of a legal due diligence and describes how this process looks in practice.
Elvan Hussein • 06:19
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