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Perform an Enterprise Valuation Analysis to Support an M&A Decision
Maria Rocha
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Perform an Enterprise Valuation Analysis to Support an M&A Decision

Conduct an enterprise valuation analysis for a growing tech company using both the Discounted Cash Flow method and Multiples analyses.

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12:00
P.M.
 ET /
9:00
A.M.
PT
8 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
Beginner
No experience required
No experience required
Some experience required
Degree and experience required

Description

You will be working on a project to help a growing tech company determine its enterprise value. This firm is considering a sale to a larger strategic or financial partner. They have already received several acquisition offers and need assistance in understanding their valuation to prepare for negotiations.

In this Build Project, you will take on the role of a Corporate Finance Analyst under the supervision of an experienced Build Fellow. You will prepare a forecasting model and a comprehensive enterprise valuation analysis using methods such as Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and Market Multiples. This will take place in an environment that simulates the operations of a real M&A or corporate finance team.

Session timeline

  • Applications open
    June 24, 2024
  • Application deadline
    July 21, 2024
  • Project start date
    Week of July 8, 2024
    Week of
    August 5, 2024
  • Project end date
    Week of

What you will learn

  • Develop a financial forecast for a software company in Excel within an M&A scenario.
  • Perform a discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis in Excel.
  • Conduct a comparable company analysis (trading multiples) and precedent transactions analysis (transaction multiples) in Excel.
  • Prepare a corporate presentation adhering to finance industry standards.
  • Gain soft skills in corporate collaboration and verbal presentation.
Build Projects are 8-week experiences that operate on a rolling basis. Selected participants engage in weekly live workshops with a Build Fellow and 2-15 other students.

Project workshops

1
Introductions
2
Profit and Loss (P&L) Analysis and Forecast
3
Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Valuation Analysis
4
Multiples Valuation Analysis
5
Enterprise Valuation
6
Financial Deck
7
M&A Process and Deal Structure
8
Presentations

Prerequisites

  • Good understanding of the structure and components of Income Statements (P&L) and Balance Sheets.    
  • Basic Microsoft Excel skills: you should be familiar with using beginner-level Excel formulas.
  • Basic Microsoft PowerPoint skills: you should know how to create and format slides.
  • Hands-on and wanting-to-learn attitude.

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Maria is a Finance Build Fellow at Open Avenues, where she collaborates with students on Corporate Finance projects. She also works at i5growth Inc., supporting US tech companies with Corporate Finance and Corporate Development services. Maria has 7 years of experience in Corporate Financial Analysis and Business/Corporate Development.

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