M&A and LBO Modeling Seminar at Boston College - March 15-16, 2014

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The Graduate Finance Association will be hosting Wall Street Prep's M&A and LBO Modeling seminar at Boston College on the weekend of March 15-16, 2014. This intensive weekend seminar is led by former investment bankers with applied expertise in M&A and LBO modeling methodologies, and bridges the gap between academics and the real world to equip you with the practical financial skill set you will need on the job.

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Learn the Essential M&A and LBO Modeling Skill Set

Learn M&A and LBO Modeling in Excel from scratch using intuitive, step-by-step instruction and model templates the way it is actually performed in practice. The training is specifically designed to provide you with an edge on the job. Download complete syllabus: PDF

Saturday: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Modeling*

  • Learn to build comprehensive M&A models from scratch
  • Learn key M&A topics - accounting treatments, taxation issues, expected synergies, and accredtion/dilution analysis
  • Training utilizes best practices for Excel mechanics and sensitivity analysis
  • Includes reusable, modifiable Excel M&A model templates
  • M&A modeling best practices

Sunday: Leveraged Buyout (LBO) Modeling*

  • Build a fully integrated, three-statement LBO model, the way it is done in the industry
  • Develop an understanding of leveraged financing and learn how to model the typical instruments of LBO financing
  • Learn the typical LBO deal structures, along with current market metrics and the goals and constrraints of the typical LBO participants
  • Build data tables for sensitivity analysis of an LBO
  • Learn Excel mechanics and best practices

CANCELLATION POLICY: Participants may cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the event for a full refund. A 20% cancellation fee will apply up to 1 week prior to the event. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made within 1 week of the event.

Price: $150 (only for students who attended WSP's Financial & Valuation Modeling seminar in the Fall 2013)

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Price: $199

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Location: Boston College - Classroom TBD

Date: Saturday-Sunday, March 15-16, 2014; 8am-5pm

What is included?

  • Two days of live instruction by investment bankers
  • Comprehensive (150-200 page) training materials (distributed at the seminar every day)
  • Excel model templates (distributed at the seminar)
  • 12-month post-seminar access to M&A and LBO online modules
  • 12-month post-seminar access to Support Team, whom students can e-mail with content-related questions
  • 12-month access to Boost Pro Excel add-in

What to bring to training:

  • Laptop, notepad and calculator

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About Wall Street Prep

Wall Street Prep is a global full-service financial training firm, providing instructor-led training and e-learning services to investment banks, financial institutions, and Fortune 1000 companies, and has conducted seminars at some of the most prestigious academic institutions and corporations in the world, including including Harvard University, Northwestern University, University of Michigan, Credit Suisse First Boston, SK Telecom, and Thomson.

*This seminar presumes knowledge of financial accounting (at least 1 semester or equivalent). Participants without this background must enroll in and complete the Accounting Refresher workbook prior to attending the seminar, by adding it to the cart at checkout.