Upcoming Course Dates

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This course is run in conjunction with NIRI.
Bookings will be made via their website.

4 hours Developing Skills
Wed 17 Nov 2021

Member price: $395
Non-member price: $445


Prerequisite Courses
To get the most out of this course, you should have completed the following:

If you are unsure whether this course is right for you, please contact Miranda Lane (info@financetalking.com)

Related Courses
The following courses are closely related to this course.

Understanding & Evaluating M&A – NIRI Virtual

4 hours Developing Skills

If your company or your clients get involved in M&A, then this course is a must. It will show you how investors, analysts and the financial media evaluate deals from a strategic and financial perspective, including deal funding – everything you need to understand whether or not a deal creates value.


  • Appreciate the rationales for deals and the perspective of investors/analysts
  • Ba able to evaluate the deal from both sides
  • Understand what needs to be communicated

What's Included

  • Access to a virtual classroom with a series of online courses to help you consolidate your learning
  • Colour-coded course materials
  • A copy of The FinanceTalking Financial Glossary (pdf)
  • Email or phone your tutor if you have questions

After the course, you will have access for 4 months to the following eLearning courses which will help you consolidate your knowledge:


What you will learn

The Big Picture

  • Why companies do deals – good and bad reasons
  • Impact of the external environment
  • Who gets the best deal – seller or buyer?
  • Typical deal timeline

Deal Funding

  • Equity funded deals
  • Debt funded deals
  • Why a mixture is often most appropriate
  • Impact on EPS and on value creation

Evaluation Deals

  • Impact on EPS – dilution and accretion
  • Value creation and how to measure it
  • Short cuts used by LEX (FT), Heard on the Street (WSJ), and Breakingviews
  • Real life examples – good and not so good

Summary and Conclusion

How you will learn

We use Zoom to deliver our virtual events

  • Very simple to use
  • Access the event on your laptop or tablet (or even your phone)
  • Discussions and case studies via breakout groups
  • Quizzes and polls