Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Modeling

[Elective] Build a financial model for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) step by step in Excel
  • 59 Videos
  • 7 Quizzes
  • 1 Survey
  • 2 Downloads
  • 1 Exam
  • 5.0 hrs

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Course description

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Modeling Course

Welcome to CFI's advanced financial modeling course on mergers and acquisitions (M&A).  This course is designed for professionals working in investment banking, corporate development, private equity, and other areas of corporate finance that deal with analyzing M&A transactions.


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M&A Modeling Course Objectives

This advanced financial modeling course has several objectives including:

  • Learn how to structure an M&A model in the most efficient way
  • Set up all the assumptions and drivers required to build out the M&A model
  • Calculate all the necessary adjusting entries required to create a post-transaction balance sheet
  • Integrate the acquirer and the target into a pro forma model
  • Calculate the accretion or dilution of key per share metrics post-transaction
  • Perform sensitivity analysis on key assumptions and assess the overall impact of the transaction


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Reasons to take this advanced financial modeling course

This class is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to build a financial model for mergers and acquisitions from the bottom up.  The video-based lessons will teach you all the formulas and functions to calculate stub periods, outline sources and uses of cash, perform a purchase price allocation and determine goodwill, create multiple scenarios for synergies and other key assumptions, and integrate all of the above into a well laid out pro forma model.

In addition to learning the detailed mechanics of how to build the model, students will also learn how to assess the impact of the transaction through accretion/dilution analysis and impact on the implied share price (intrinsic value per share).  By performing sensitivity analysis, users will understand how a change in assumptions impacts future outcomes of the merger or acquisition.


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Mergers and acquisitions course case study

This course is built on a case study of Online Company Inc acquiring Brick ‘n’ Mortar Co.

Through the course of the transaction, students will learn about:

  • The construction of a detailed Pro Forma model
  • Analysis of synergies, revenue enhancements, cost structures
  • Integration considerations
  • Accretion / dilution analysis
  • Deal terms and structuring
  • The strategic impact of combining the businesses
  • Share price impact

 

What’s included in the M&A course?

This mergers and acquisitions course includes all of the following:

  • Blank M&A model template (Excel)
  • Completed M&A model template (Excel)
  • 4+ hours of detailed video instruction
  • Certificate of completion


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M&A Modeling Prerequisites

Being an advanced financial modeling course, the following prerequisites are highly recommended before taking CFI's mergers and acquisitions course:

  • Excel Crash Course
  • Introduction to Corporate Finance
  • Building a Financial Model in Excel


Financial analyst certification

For beginners to advanced users, this mergers and acquisitions (M&A) modeling course is designed to teach you how to be a complete financial analyst. 

This class is one of the 3 required "Elective" courses for CFI's financial analyst training program, which grants the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA) certification.


Reviews (2)

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) - Advanced Modeling

by Delbert Adivnovak
Extremely impressed! Super advanced M&A modeling. I am so glad I have taken this certification. This is the best modeling I have ever seen. It has helped me tremendously to improve my skills, and refresh my knowledge.

Excellent Course on M&A

by Taimur Zulfiqar
Excellent in-depth course on the M&A process, deal structure & synergies calculations, Proforma Financial Statements. 100% practical course for investment banking analyst roles. It's a five-star course, really learned a lot. Thanks to the CFI team for this wonderful Course.

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) - Advanced Modeling

by Delbert Adivnovak
Extremely impressed! Super advanced M&A modeling. I am so glad I have taken this certification. This is the best modeling I have ever seen. It has helped me tremendously to improve my skills, and refresh my knowledge.

Excellent Course on M&A

by Taimur Zulfiqar
Excellent in-depth course on the M&A process, deal structure & synergies calculations, Proforma Financial Statements. 100% practical course for investment banking analyst roles. It's a five-star course, really learned a lot. Thanks to the CFI team for this wonderful Course.