Introduction to Corporate Finance (Mergers & Acquisitions)

M&A, Capital Raising, Capital Markets, Debt Financing, Equity Financing and more
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (4,228 ratings)
41,679 students
Introduction to Corporate Finance (Mergers & Acquisitions)
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (4,228 ratings)
41,691 students
Understand who the key players in the capital markets are
What the capital raising process looks like
What the main business valuation techniques are
The types of valuation multiples
How to structure a deal
How to finance an acquisition
Types of debt securities
Types of equity securities
Overview of career paths as well as how to prepare for interviews

Requirements

  • A basic understanding of finance
  • A basic understanding of accounting
Description

Interested in a career in corporate finance? Looking to move up the ladder at your current job? 

This introduction to corporate finance course will give an overview of all the key concepts you need for a high powered career in investment banking, equity research, private equity, corporate development, financial planning & analysis (FP&A), treasury, and much more.

Our Corporate Finance 101 Course will teach you:

  • Who the key players in the capital markets are, 
  • What the capital raising process looks like, 
  • The main business valuation techniques, 
  • Types of valuation multiples, 
  • How to structure a deal, 
  • How to finance an acquisition, 
  • Types of debt securities, 
  • Types of equity securities, 
  • And an overview of career paths as well as how to prepare for interviews.
Who this course is for:
  • University students studying finance or accounting
  • Professionals looking to move into corporate finance
  • Finance professionals looking for a refresher
  • Anyone who wants to learn about corporate finance
Course content
6 sections • 30 lectures • 1h 32m total length
  • CFI Intro video
    00:53
  • Introduction and instructor biography
    02:08
  • Session objectives
    02:19
  • Key players in the capital markets
    03:25
  • Business and funding lifecycles
    03:55
  • Capital raising overview
    02:56
  • Capital raising process
    06:57
  • Introduction to valuation
    01:26
  • Comps, precedents, DCF anlaysis
    03:23
  • Enterprise value vs equity value
    02:39
  • Drivers of value and price
    04:46
  • DCF analysis
    04:15
  • Introduction to M&A
    00:38
  • Acquisition process
    03:06
  • Types of buyers
    03:37
  • Valuation process
    02:27
  • Structuring considerations
    01:19
  • Financing M&A
    03:35
  • Debt funding introduction
    00:41
  • Debt capacity
    02:43
  • Senior debt
    03:38
  • Subordinated debt
    05:30
  • Equity funding introduction
    00:27
  • Types of equity
    02:01
  • Private equity exits
    01:56
  • Preferred shares
    03:01
  • Career map
    07:56
  • Interview prep
    05:07
  • Top 5 corporate finance career hacks
    04:51
  • Advance your career
    00:26

Instructor
CEO at Corporate Finance Institute | 350,000+ students
Tim Vipond
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 9,363 Reviews
  • 75,794 Students
  • 3 Courses

Tim is CEO of the Corporate Finance Institute® (CFI).

Corporate Finance Institute® (CFI) is a leading financial analyst certification company that provides career-focused financial modeling training. CFI’s courses have been delivered to tens of thousands of individuals at the top universities, investment banks, accounting firms and operating companies in the world. CFI is the official provider of the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ designation.

Tim has over 12 years of experience in capital markets across a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and capital raising totaling more than $3 billion.  

His professional experience includes investment banking, investment management, corporate development, strategy and corporate finance.