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Project Finance

IFF - International Faculty of Finance, In London (+1 locations)
3 days
2,399 - 2,999 GBP excl. VAT
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3 days
2,399 - 2,999 GBP excl. VAT
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Project Finance

  • Understand what is meant by private equity and why it is becoming increasingly important
  • Understand the structure and strategies of private equity funds
  • Know which equity products should be used when structuring a transaction to maximise returns / minimise downside
  • Have a practical knowledge of every stage of the investment process, from deal origination through to exit
  • Be able to detect accounting tricks and conduct sector analysis
  • Be familiar with key terminology specific to the sector

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  • London

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  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

Training Course Content


  • Segmentation and definition

    • private equity strategies

    • venture capital

    • growth equity

    • leverage buy out

  • Market

    • size

    • growth

  • Market participants

    • investors

    • funds


  • Closed end funds

    • partnership structures (general partner, limited partners)

    • economics (management fee, hurdle rate, carried interest)

    • cash flows and J curve

    • financial returns

  • Equity products

    • ordinary shares

    • preferred shares

    • convertibles

    • other equity instruments (warrants, shareholder loans, etc)

Due Diligence

  • Business due diligence

    • macro factors

    • industry analysis

      • Porter’s 5 Forces Model

      • structure of a sector

      • cyclicity and seasonality

    • company analysis

      • company positioning and strategy

      • competitor’s analysis

    • strategic analysis of a business plan

  • Accounting due diligence

    • quality of earnings

    • ratio analysis

    • cash flow analysis

    • creative accounting

Business Plan

  • Profit & loss

  • Balance sheet

  • Cash flow


  • Discounted cash flow

  • Adjusted present value

  • Multiples

  • Modelling example


Practical Session

  • Modelling examples and case study

Private Equity

  • Growth equity

    • differences between venture capital, growth equity and leverage buy out

    • instruments

    • key concepts

      • pre money vs post money valuation

      • capitalisation table

      • dilution and equity stake calculation

      • antidilution provisions

      • structuring for exit

      • redemption

      • the growth capital method

      • put and call options

  • Leverage Buy Out

    • key concepts

      • typical LBO candidate

      • step by step construction of a LBO

      • a typical capital structure of an LBO

      • differences between LBO and recapitalisation

      • value creation in LBOs

  • LBO analysis

    • back of the envelope LBO analysis

    • LBO model in a nutshell

    • returns

  • Monitoring, value creation and exit overview

    • monitoring

    • value creation

    • exit

      • IPO

      • trade sale

      • secondary/tertiary sale to financial buyers


Practical Session

  • Modelling examples and growth equity case study

Legal Documentation

  • Confidentiality agreement (or non-disclosure agreement)

  • Letter of intent

  • Term sheet

  • Private equity legal documentation

    • constitutional documents

    • memorandum (or deed) of incorporation

    • articles of associations or by-laws

    • share purchase & investment agreement

    • investment agreement

    • the shareholders’ agreement


Average rating 5

Based on 11 reviews.
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Mario Markovic
06 Feb 2017
Project Finance

Excellent. 360 perspective of all stakeholders in the process, all aspects covered.

Jayanta Kuma Seal
06 Feb 2017
Project Finance

This is a very good course. The course content was designed in a very logical way. Excellent.

Mory Dembele
06 Feb 2017
Project Finance

Detailed explanation, very good powerpoint presentation. Very good speaker. Entertaining. Perfect knowledge of subject.


  • Online course price: £1799 + VAT if applicable
  • London course price: £2199 + VAT = £2638.80

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