Business Valuation Modeling (CF)

The course provides participants with the skills needed to perform detailed business valuation modeling using three main methods: Comps, Precedents and DCF Analysis. It is particularly valuable to participants that want a detailed and step-by-step explanation of how to value a company based on comparable companies, past M&A transactions and a Discounted Cash Flow Model (DCF).

Professionals working in private equity, investment banking, corporate development, and other areas of finance and accounting.  The course provides both foundational building blocks for beginners and covers more advanced aspects of valuation for experienced practitioners.


  1. Understand the difference between equity value and enterprise value
  2. Learn how to calculate various equity and enterprise value multiples
  3. Understand the drivers of equity multiples and value a business using equity multiples
  4. Calculate and analyze valuation multiples
  5. Learn the most common multiples: EV/Revenue, EV/EBITDA, EV/EBIT, P/E
  6. Know when each type of multiple is appropriate to use
  7. Appreciate the drivers of equity and enterprise multiples
  8. Value a company using comparable company analysis
  9. Value a company using precedent M&A transactions
  10. Learn how to value a business using discounted cash flow techniques.
  11. Complete Excel-based case studies and solutions as well as a PDF valuation reference guide that can be used while taking the course and downloaded to your computer for future reference.
  12. Calculate free cash flows to the firm and to equity
  13. Outline the main drivers of free cash flows
  14. Value a business using a two-stage DCF valuation model
  15. Learn how to calculate the cost of equity, cost of debt and the weighted average cost of capital.
  16. Calculate Beta in an Excel spreadsheet
  17. Calculate an organization's weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
  18. Create a football field chart to summarize the various valuation methods used in the analysis: Comps, Precedents, DCF
Course Code:  CF2010
CPD:  Estimated CPD Hours: Total - 5
Competency:  Finance
Course Level:  Intermediate
4/20/2020 - 3/31/2021
On Demand


Monday, 20 April 2020

4/20/2020 - 3/31/2021

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