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Corporate Finance for SMEs

City Training UK
Course summary
3.5 hours
500 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Online courses
Next available date: 29/06/2020 - Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

The course is for advisory firms working with exciting and dynamic SME space.

Events like capital raising, considering selling a business, or an offer to buy one, come around infrequently for many SMEs and it is natural for them to look to their established, trusted adviser – their lawyer and their accountant – for an initial opinion.

This course is an opportunity to train up junior and middle-ranking staff wishing to move into advisory, or from due diligence into the mainstream of deal activity and to accelerate learning and understanding of the transactional environment for their junior and middle-ranking staff.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

Junior and mid-managers in M&A boutiques, accounting or transaction-services firms.SME-owners and managers who are considering selling or buying other businesses, raising debt or equity financing.

Training Course Content

Business outside the ordinary course for SMEs
 Examples of ‘unusual’ advice 
Succession and the value of a business
The opportunity to buy
An approach to sell
Raising money
Growth ambitions
Cash squeeze/ difficult trading
Signs to look for

What kind of support do SME clients need?

The basics of corporate finance
Valuing SME businesses
The basics of valuation: the main approaches and those which are most relevant
Applying the data:
   Adjusted earnings – case study
   Quality of earnings – which multiples?
   Understanding enterprise value and equity value

Fe-tuning the price: the EV to equity value bridge
   Cash and debt
   Working capital
   Other adjustments

M&A transaction advice
Overview of a transaction process
   Prior to an approach/ offer
   Following receipt/ making of an approach
Key marketing documents and their place in the process
   Teaser, IM, management presentation
   Principles underlying information release - what information is appropriate to each stage?
Due diligence
   Broad areas of investigation
   How due diligence affects any transaction
   How much information and when?
   Ability to retain/ redact

Legal documents overview

   Key stages and documents: NDA, Heads, SPA, etc.

   Disclosure, representations and warranties, indemnities etc.

Best practice
Buying a business
Why do people buy?
How best to engage with an auction sale
Buying from an administrator
Selling a business
Why do people sell?

Management buyouts
When is a buyout an option?
Key issues in putting a buyout together

Raising money for SMEs – debt

Consider your purpose and objectives
What banks will look for
Key components of debt financing agreements: covenants, etc.

Raising money for SMEs – equity
When is the stock exchange a viable option? Pros and cons
Key issues in bringing in third party money
Exit planning
Projections, business plan

Why choose City Training UK

100% specialised on Corporate Finance with more than 20 different topics

Hundreds of participants trained from heads of departments to recent graduates

10 specialised trainers at minimum VP-level in leading financial institutions

About provider

City Training UK

City Training is a highly-distinguished supplier of premium public courses, in-house training, and courses for universities and schools. The company focuses solely on financial training and covers the areas of financial accounting, corporate finance, valuation, credit analysis, regulatory capital, mergers and...

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Contact info

City Training UK

100 Pall Mall, Saint James
SW1Y 5NQ London

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Average rating 5

Based on 1 reviews

Excellent course, extremely relevant for my M&A boutiques on how to advise SMEs
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