WHAT IS CORPORATE VALUATION?
In the field of finance, corporate valuation is the process of determining the value of a business entity. It is an important aspect of corporate finance, used for a wide variety of purposes. Valuation is essential for mergers and acquisitions, where a sound decision has to be made whether and at what price to acquire a company. The value of a company could be different for sellers and buyers, so valuation is integral part of the negotiation process. It is also crucial for the effective management of a company, for identifying its value-generating units, and formulating strategies for growth. Initial public offerings, portfolio management, and tax assessment are also areas that involve a lot of corporate valuation.
There are different valuation methodologies, yielding different results and used in different situations. The three main methods are discounted cash flow analysis (DCF), trading multiples, and precedent transactions. An experienced financial analyst knows how to use these methods in combinations in order to reach conclusive valuations.
WHAT CAREERS WOULD I NEED CORPORATE VALUATION FOR?
Corporate valuation is a requisite skill in the field of corporate finance. Whether you want to venture into investment banking, private equity, asset management, work for a hedge fund, or manage a company, the ability to value businesses is indispensable. Moreover, the different contexts where valuation is used – for the purposes of an M&A deal, for financial restructuring, for strategic planning – require an analyst to be competent in all key valuation approaches and methods.
HOW CAN THE IFI TRAINING COURSE HELP ME IN ENHANCING MY CORPORATE VALUATION SKILLS?
As a complex technical skill, corporate valuation requires practical experience to master. IFI’s practical training program, led by experienced investment bankers, provides the ideal platform for you to become an expert in corporate valuation. In our course, you will have a hands-on experience in performing valuations, using real-company data. You will explore all the main valuation techniques and receive insights into current industry practices from our instructors.