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M&A Deal Structures: Key Concepts for Investment Bankers – Wall Street Prep

Monday, February 8 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Learn how Mergers & Acquisitions deals are structured

M&A Deal Structures Demystified

There’s probably no area of M&A more challenging than understanding the differences between deals structured as stock sales or asset sales/338 elections. This condensed “Power Session” will demystify these differences and walk trainees through key tax and accounting implications for both the buyer and seller.

CFANY.org: $319.20Standard Rate: $399

THIS IS NOT AN ACADEMIC EXERCISE. It is taught by experienced M&A professionals with a specific focus on M&A accounting issues typically encountered on the job.

Boot Camp Details

Overview

This boot camp is an intensive instructor-led training program where trainees learn about legal and tax structures in M&A with a specific focus on the differences and contrasting motivations between asset sales and stock sales. We begin with a quick review of purchase price allocation before walking through the different transaction structures and the significant tax and accounting implications of each. We will examine the benefits and considerations of each deal structure to the buyer and seller and analyze how a negotiation can optimize their outcomes. We conclude with a look at the deal structure’s impact on financial models.

Virtual Training Sign-In and Setup

Instructions on signing into this virtual session will be sent to you prior to the event date. Learn about technical details and more at our Virtual Training FAQ.

Schedule

This virtual training session is scheduled for 1-5p (ET). The session will use interactive exercises as learners move back and forth between classroom lecture and small group breakout rooms.

What’s Included?

Comprehensive training materials and unlimited e-mail support for content-related questions for 12 months post-seminar.

Experienced Instructors

Our instructors are all practitioners with years of directly relevant real- world experience and have a passion for teaching. They understand the importance of teaching in a way that empowers students to apply the lessons from the classroom directly on the job.

Cancellation Policy

Participants may cancel up to 3 weeks prior to the event for a full refund. A 20% cancellation fee will apply up to 1 week prior to the event. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made within 1 week of the event. Wall Street Prep reserves the right to cancel the seminar if enrollment is insufficient. Trainees will be refunded in full in the event of a cancellation.

Boot Camp Details

Led by experienced sell-side professionals, this boot camp is an introduction on how equity research professionals use financial models to provide research & insights in order to drive investment decisions. Specifically, trainees will learn how ER professionals use earnings releases and quarterly model updates, how they formulate investment theses, adjustments made to normalize financial metrics to arrive at adjusted EBITDA, and modeling best practices.

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand various factors that make up investment thesis.
  • Learn how to approach earnings releases and quarterly model updates.
  • Gain practice in analyzing earnings reports and normalizing them to arrive at adjusted EBITDA.
  • Learn how to adjust quarterly models and “wrap” quarterly into annual forecasts while handling reconciliation challenges.
  • Research considerations
    • Types of reports research professionals develop
    • Typical research workflow around earnings releases and quarterly model updates
  • Research process
    • Formulating of investment thesis
    • Developing research best practices
  • Analysis of earnings reports
    • Moving from extraction of key financial metrics to the normalization of financial metrics and adjusted EBITDA
  • Quarterly model considerations
    • Adjustments to quarterly models
    • “Wrapping” quarterly into annual forecasts and handling reconciliation challenges

This virtual training session is scheduled for 1-5p (ET). The session will use interactive exercises as learners move back and forth between classroom lecture and small group breakout rooms.

Comprehensive training materials, reusable modifiable Excel model templates, unlimited e-mail support for content-related questions for 12 months post-seminar.

Who Is This Boot Camp For?

  • Sell-side analysts and associates
  • Buy-side analysts and associates
  • MBA students and business undergraduates
  • Anyone looking to get a better understanding of research