Business Valuation Fundamentals

[Level 2] Learn to value a business based on "multiples" and a DCF model | taught by Scott Powell
  • 80 Videos
  • 12 Quizzes
  • 1 Survey
  • 4 Downloads
  • 4.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

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Course description

This four part course provides participants with the skills needed to do a basic business valuation. This valuation module series will be particularly valuable to those who are new to business valuation and are looking for a high-level yet thorough introduction to valuation fundamentals.


Part 1 - Valuation using equity multiples
In this first module we explore how to calculate various equity multiples, understand the drivers of equity multiples and value a business using equity multiples. This module incorporates sophisticated search and navigation tools that allow you to go at your own pace while pop quizzes get you to test what you've just learnt.

  • Calculate and analyze valuation multiples
  • Appreciate the drivers of equity multiples
  • Value a company using equity multiples from comparable public companies and precedent transactions

Part 2 – Valuation using EV multiples
In this second module we learn how to calculate various enterprise value multiples, understand the drivers of these multiples and value a business using EV multiples. This module includes two hands-on case studies and solutions as well as a PDF valuation reference guide that can be used while taking the course and downloaded to your computer for future reference.

  • Calculate various enterprise value multiples
  • Understand the drivers of EV multiples
  • Value a business using enterprise value multiples

Part 3 – Valuing a business using discounted cash flows
In this third module we learn how to value a business using discounted cash flow techniques. This module includes two Excel-based case studies and solutions as well as a PDF valuation reference guide that can be used while taking the course and downloaded to your computer for future reference.

  • Value a business using a two stage DCF valuation model
  • Calculate free cash flows to the firm and to equity
  • Outline the main drivers of free cash flows
  • Identify what DCF discount rate to use

Part 4 – Determining the cost of capital
In this fourth module we learn how to calculate the cost of equity, cost of debt and the weighted average cost of capital. This module includes two hands-on case studies and solutions as well as a PDF valuation reference guide that can be used while taking the course and downloaded to your computer for future reference.

  • Calculate the cost of equity funding
  • Calculate the cost of debt funding
  • Calculate an organization's weighted average cost of capital (WACC)

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Instructor

Scott Powell
Scott Powell
Head Instructor, Managing Director, MDA Training

Scott has over 15 years experience designing and delivering Wall Street training programs for bulge bracket investment banks.

As Managing Director, MDA Training North America, he works with clients to design and deliver customized learning solutions. His areas of focus are:

    • Commercial banking
    • Investment banking
    • Capital markets
    • Asset management

Scott's clients include Allied Irish Bank, ATB Financial, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Brandes Investment Partners, Credit Suisse, Coast Capital Savings, Deutsche Bank, Glenview Capital, HSBC, ING, Intact Insurance, JP Morgan, Royal Bank of Scotland, TD and many others.

Prior to joining MDA Training, Scott worked at Ernst & Young and is both a Canadian and UK Chartered Accountant with an honours degree in politics/economics from Trent University, Canada and a master’s degree in international relations/economics from Cambridge University.

Scott sits on the advisory board of the student-run National Investment Banking Competition and Conference which in 2014 attracted over 150 competing teams from universities across North America.

Reviews (10)

Excellent

by Richard Hastings
Otherwise tricky concepts communicated in a very simple and easy to understand (but highly effective) way.
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by brian millen

by Blessing Lawal

Excellent

by Richard Hastings
Otherwise tricky concepts communicated in a very simple and easy to understand (but highly effective) way.

by Vincent Lauro

by Aarav Singh

by barbara arnold

by Cara Nowen

GOOD

by Rustom Rupand

by Jared Blum

Multiples explained clearly

by Rajat Kumar
This course provides a good overview of comps and precedents, how to pick relevant ones and how to adjust them for growth, margins etc. Easy to follow and very well explained, thank you!