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Knowledge Series
Valuation

A comprehensive understanding of equity as a means of corporate funding, offering insights into both the private equity and public equity landscapes, venture capital, and the strategic considerations involved in raising and managing equity investments.

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Discounted Cash Flow Techniques

This section provides a comprehensive guide to understanding and applying discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation, including the basics of discounting, the structure of DCF valuations, estimating free cash flow, and calculating terminal value. It covers key value drivers like sales growth rates and EBITDA margins, and compares free cash flow to the firm (FCFF) and free cash flow to equity (FCFE).

Cost of
Capital

An essential element in financial modelling and valuation, this part delves into risk types, the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), calculating the cost of debt, and determining the weighted average cost of capital (WACC). It explores firm-specific vs. market risk, beta calculations, equity risk premiums, and the optimal leverage ratio.

Comparable Company Analysis (Comps)

Focusing on how to conduct comps analysis, this section discusses selecting a comparable universe, moving from equity value to enterprise value, choosing the appropriate multiples, and adjusting for special situations like currency impacts and exceptional items. It provides practical insights into valuing companies using comps.

Precedent Transactions Analysis

Offering an overview of using precedent transactions for valuation, including sourcing relevant transaction information, understanding the mechanics of analysis, and considerations for equity value vs. enterprise value. This section is vital for assessing past transactions to inform current valuations.

Valuation Integrations and Considerations

Combining elements of DCF, cost of capital, comps, and precedent transactions, this part synthesises the methods into a cohesive valuation approach. It addresses practical aspects like calculating unfunded pension liabilities, adjusting for leases, and understanding the impact of capital structure on valuations.
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