Business Valuation Techniques

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Business Valuation Techniques

Online Course on Business Valuation Techniques

What is the correct value for a business? In short, there’s no right answer.

There are numerous valuation methods and formulae that can be used when buying and selling a company and value can differ depending on an individual company’s circumstances.

Our online valuation course introduces you to valuation processes and provides an overview of the main valuation methods. The course includes exploring the use of multiples, cash flow discounting, target returns, balance sheet methods and value creation.

This business valuation online training course will enable you to

• Have an overview of business valuation and its processes
• Understand what a valuation multiple is, various multiples available and their processes
• Understand Cash Flow Discounting valuations and building a cash flow model
• Consider the variety of business valuation techniques that exist in addition to the more traditional including, the Berkus Method, the Scorecard Method and Goodwill Based Methods

Content of our business valuation course

An overview of valuation
• What is valuation?
• What is price?
• What circumstances call for a valuation?
• What is the valuation process?
• What is being valued?
• What are the main valuaton methods?

Valuation Multiples
• What is a valuation multiple?
• How do you calculate a multiple?
• What periods are used to calculate multiples?
• How should you choose comparable companies?
• How should transactions be used?
• What are the Enterprise Value multiples?
• What are the Equity Value multiples?
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of using multiple-based valuation?

Cash Flow Discounting
• What is Cash Flow Discounting valuation?
• How do you build a discounted cash flow model?
• What are the stages of building a cash flow model?
• How do you get the right numbers for a discounted cash flow model?
• How do you project sales and gross margin?
• What intangibles should be considered in the discounted cash flow model?
• How do you do the maths?
• What is Terminal Value?
• What are Real Options?
• What is the Dividend Discount model?

Target Returns, Balance Sheet Methods & Value Creation
• What is Return on Investment?
• What is the Venture Capital Method?
• What is the Berkus Method?
• What is the Scorecard Method?
• What is Net Asset Value?
• What are Goodwill Based Methods?
• What is Value Creation?

Target audience for our Business Valuation Online Course

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Accounting and finance professionals in practice and in industry.

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About the Author of our business valuation course

Peter Howson
Peter Howson is a director of AMR International, London’s leading independent provider of commercial due diligence. He has so far worked on over 200 due diligence assignments.

In addition he has over 25 years of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and business development experience gained both in industry and as an adviser.

Prior to joining AMR in 1998, Peter worked at United Engineering Steels (a joint venture between British Steel and GKN), TI Group, T&N and spent three years in corporate finance at Barings.

At TI Group he worked in its Spanish joint venture with the Japanese company Kayaba and subsequently on 70 transactions, which transformed TI from a UK based supplier of commodity products to a global manufacturer of niche engineering products.

At Barings he was a member of the Corporate Finance team concentrating on manufacturing industry.

Peter has a degree in Economics, is a CIMA qualified accountant and holds an MBA from Manchester Business School. He has written three M&A and due diligence related books:
• Due Diligence: The Critical Stage in Acquisitions and Mergers, published by Gower April 2003
• Acquisition Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Smarter M&A Deals (with Denzil Rankine), published by FT/Prentice Hall October 2005
• Commercial Due Diligence: The Key to Understanding Value in an Acquisition, published by Gower May 2006

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Learners take their own route through the topics covered in the course. They will learn at their own pace through a variety of activities designed to accommodate a range of learning styles.

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