Introduction to Corporate Finance (Mergers & Acquisitions)
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Introduction to Corporate Finance (Mergers & Acquisitions)

M&A, Capital Raising, Capital Markets, Debt Financing, Equity Financing and more
4.5 (227 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,756 students enrolled
Created by Tim Vipond
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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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 is the target audience?
  • 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
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
01:32:01
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Overview of Corporate Finance
7 Lectures 22:33
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
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Business Valuation
5 Lectures 16:29
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
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Mergers & Acquisitions
6 Lectures 14:42
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
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Debt Financing
4 Lectures 12:32
Debt funding introduction
00:41

Debt capacity
02:43

Senior debt
03:38

Subordinated debt
05:30
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Equity Financing
4 Lectures 07:25
Equity funding introduction
00:27

Types of equity
02:01

Private equity exits
01:56

Preferred shares
03:01
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Corporate Finance Careers
4 Lectures 18:20
Career map
07:56

Interview prep
05:07

Top 5 corporate finance career hacks
04:51

Advance your career
00:26
About the Instructor
Tim Vipond
4.5 Average rating
1,026 Reviews
11,801 Students
2 Courses
CEO at Corporate Finance Institute | 20,000+ students

Tim is CEO of the Corporate Finance Institute. 

CFI's mission is to help you advance your career. Our courses give you practical skills and tools to move up the finance ladder. We pick up where business school leaves off to teach you on-the-job aspects of corporate finance, investment banking, corporate development, FP&A, treasury, and accounting.

Tim has over 10 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.