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Sat Jan 29 - Sun Jan 30, 2022 (MT)

M&A and LBO Modeling Boot Camp

Date: Jan 29-Jan 30, 2022
Times: 9a-5p Daily (MT)
This boot camp is full. To be added to the waitlist, please email our university seminar coordinator here.
Hosted by the Burridge Center for Finance at the University of Colorado at Boulder – Leeds School of Business. Pricing Note: $150 per student early bird pricing is available until December 31, 2021 and $200 per student thereafter.

Boot Camp Overview

  • Learn modeling skills you'll need for recruiting
  • Taught by experienced bankers
  • Includes Excel model templates

Designed for students looking to break into the finance industry, our M&A and LBO Modeling Boot Camp will bridge the gap between academics and the real world by teaching you how to build models the way it’s done on the job.


Day 1
M&A Modeling

Participants will build a merger model in Excel to reflect the pro forma impact of various acquisition scenarios. Key topics covered include a quick test of accretion / dilution in all-stock deals, pricing structures (exchange ratios, collars, “walk-away” rights), purchase accounting, and the step-by-step allocation of purchase price.

Day 2
LBO Modeling

Participants will learn typical deal structures of leveraged buyouts and current market metrics. They will then structure an Excel model for the valuation and analysis of an LBO transaction in line with those typical deal benchmarks using a real life case study.

Pre-Seminar Excel training

This boot camp assumes proficiency in Excel. Enrollment includes access to our popular Excel Crash Course for those who need an Excel refresher.

Post-Seminar Online Access

Enrollment includes access to the following online course(s): M&A ModelingLBO Modeling

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Boot Camp Details

This boot camp is an intensive instructor-led training program where trainees learn financial and valuation modeling in Excel using an intuitive, step-by-step approach. Participants will use real case studies to build financial models from scratch the way it is done at financial institutions. The program is a synthesis of Excel modeling, navigating through various financial reports, and the application of accounting, corporate finance, and valuation courses.


The exact daily schedule will be emailed to you 1-2 weeks prior to the event date. Each day will have a 1-hour lunch break as well as a midmorning and midafternoon break.

What’s Included?

Comprehensive training materials (manuals and online exercises), detailed reusable modifiable Excel model templates, unlimited e-mail support for content-related questions for 12 months post-seminar.

Experienced Instructors

Our instructors are all practitioners with years of directly relevant real- world experience and have a passion for teaching. They understand the importance of teaching in a way that empowers students to apply the lessons from the classroom directly on the job.

What to Bring

Laptop, Notepad, and Calculator.

Cancellation Policy

Participants may cancel up to 3 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. Wall Street Prep reserves the right to cancel the seminar if enrollment is insufficient. Trainees will be refunded in full in the event of a cancellation.

Seminar Location

This boot camp will be held at University of Colorado, classroom TBD. Full location details will be confirmed and emailed to you prior to the course.

Why attend a boot camp?

  • Comprehensive training

    Our live courses pulls no punches. Each boot camp is the same intensive training used to prepare incoming analysts at top financial institutions.

  • Learn by doing

    Attendees “learn by doing” by working through practical exercises and building financial models from scratch using real case studies.

  • Networking opportunity

    Boot camps provide an opportunity to network with MBAs and professionals from industries including investment banking, corp dev and FP&A.

  • Experienced instructors

    Our instructor-practitioners are experienced bankers who give real-world context by connecting training to their own experience on the desk.

  • Excel Mastery

    Our training reinforces speed, efficiency and consistency in Excel that investment banking analysts are expected to have on Day 1.

  • Continuing ed & webinars

    Enrollment includes lifetime access to our continuing education online training platform and our popular monthly webinar series.

Questions? We're standing by.

To learn more about this boot camp, fill out the form below or call us at: 617-314-7685


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