A range of scenarios
Unpick the different financing models for each deal. Scenarios include financing a start-up, management buy-outs and buy-ins, holding on to equity, the implications of financing through institutional investors, funding high growth and harvesting. You cover both service and manufacturing companies, and high-tech and low-tech industry settings.
Some cases are delivered by guest speakers who have been involved in both financing and managing entrepreneurial businesses and bring their practical knowledge and experience to the class widening your understanding of the issues.
The practical, example-led nature of this programme enables you to apply immediately what you’ve learned to your own business needs.
You examine the following key themes:
valuation techniques for privately-held companies
non-financial factors impacting valuations
due diligence from both sides of the table
structuring and pricing of financing options
multiple rounds of financing
investor considerations and pitfalls
the psychology of deal making
exit strategies, including Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and trade sales.