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Programme content

Day 1: Capital structure: How much borrowing should my company do? How should my debt be structured in terms of maturity, fixed/floating mix, currency mix


  • Introduction to Options.


Day 2: Bonds with imbedded Options and Other Hybrids as alternative funding means


  • Introduction to Forwards, Futures and Swaps

  • Risk management: motives and tools.


Day 3: Payout policy: how to return excess funds to shareholders


  • Introduction to mergers: Merger motives.


Day 4: Mergers: valuation, form of payment, takeover gains and defences


  • Restructurings: goals of restructuring and restructuring options.


Day 5: Restructuring: Ways of resolving financial Distress


  • IPOs: Motives and process
  • Seasoned Equity Offerings : Motives and process

  • Long-term Financial Planning.


Case studies from leading global companies bring each topic to life and demonstrate the practical application and characteristics of each technique. Previous case studies include:

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  • How you learn
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    Case studies

    Learn from the reality. Case studies from leading global companies bring each topic to life and demonstrate the practical application and characteristics of each technique.

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    Classroom tutorials

    Learn from Professor Henri Servaes, discuss theory and debate industry changes in a globally diverse classroom. Hone your skills and consolidate your understanding of funding, risk and restructuring.

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    Study groups

    Gain valuable new perspectives from high-calibre professionals and shift your thinking up a gear. Enter into a rich dialogue about the key business issues faced by those who know the challenges best: your classmates.  

Key details

Duration: 5 days
Next start: 30 Apr 2018
Fees: £7,300
Location: London

Next programme dates:


  • 30 Apr - 04 May 2018
  • 10 - 14 Dec 2018

Contact us

Contact David Ratcliffe, Programme Associate.


Email: finance@london.edu

Tel: +44(0) 20 7000 7051

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