Investment Banking Course 2019

Investment Banking Course 2019

  • Start a career in Investment Banking or Private Equity
  • Build financial models from scratch (shown step-by-step)
  • Have solid financial and business acumen
  • Tell the story of how investment banking services first appeared
  • Explain the mechanics of an Initial Public Offering
  • Draw an IPO timetable
  • Explain the mechanics of a bond offering
  • Draw a bond offering timetable
  • Explain loan syndication and who participates in the syndicate
  • Learn why companies buy other companies
  • Explain the deal lifecycle
  • Describe the different payment options in an M&A deal
  • Learn about the different ways to restructure a companyUnderstand asset management services
  • Calculate a company’s cost of debt, cost of equity, and WACC
  • Understand the rationale behind Leveraged Buyout deals
  • After this course, you will have the skills to start a successful career in Investment Banking and Corporate Finance
  • Be able to tell who carries out LBO deals and why they can be very profitable
  • Perform LBO valuation
  • Be able to describe asset management vehicles and expected rates of return
  • Become familiar with trading and brokerage and the securities traded on Financial Markets
  • Tell the difference between Financial and Corporate buyers
  • Identify successful M&A transactions
  • Understand securitization and explain why banks use securitization
  • Understand why companies raise public debt
  • Understand how pricing is determined in a bond offering
  • Understand why companies go public
  • Understand how pricing is determined in an IPO
  • Understand the difference between investment and commercial banking
  • Take your career to the next level!
  • Build valuation models – DCF, LBO and multiples
  • Pass investment banking interviews

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Investment Banking Course 2019 Syllabus

Welcome! – Course Introduction

The ascendance of investment banking services

  • The importance of history, name, tradition, and reputation
  • Early origins of investment banking services
  • What is the difference between commercial and investment banking?
  • Why do universal banks have a competitive advantage?
  • Intrinsic conflicts of interest and the role of Chinese walls
  • Historical M&A waves
  • Three of the most important IPOs in history

The four main areas of investment banking activity

  • Capital Markets – raising equity and debt capital
  • Advisory – M&A and Restructuring services
  • Trading and Brokerage – trading with financial securities
  • Asset Management – the ability to use money to make more money


Strategies pursued by investment banks

  • Strategies pursued by investment banks
  • Relationship vs transaction-based banking
  • The Accidental Investment Banker – Book recommendation


Capital Markets  – Equity Capital Markets

  • Why would a company want to go public?
  • Who are the investors in an IPO?
  • Coming up with a share price
  • What does an IPO timetable look like?
  • The IPO syndicate – members and responsibilities
  • The pricing process
  • Fee distribution among investment banks
  • Allocating shares to investors – who gets what
  • Taking a long and short position with respect to a security (definition)
  • Post-IPO stabilization: Applying the Greenshoe option
  • Other ways to place equity capital – SEOs and Private Placements
  • Facebook’s IPO – Case Study


Capital Markets – Debt Capital Markets

  • The four different types of bonds
  • Why issue a bond?
  • The mechanics of a bond offering. Process description
  • A particular type of bonds – Junk bonds
  • What is securitization and why can it be useful?
  • Asset-backed securities: An example of securitization
  • Loan Syndication – a preferred instrument for most banks nowadays
  • Project finance


Advisory Services – Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Why acquire another company?
  • Describing the typical deal lifecycles and buyer companies
  • The three types of M&A processes
  • A detailed description of an M&A process
  • Valuation of target companies
  • Payment options in M&A deals
  • Financial vs. Corporate Buyers


Advisory Services – Restructuring

  • Restructuring services – why and when
  • The different types of Restructuring


Trading and Brokerage

  • How investment banks profit from Trading and Brokerage
  • The different types of financial securities traded by investment banks


Asset Management

  • Why hire Investment banks as asset managers?
  • A risk-return comparison of different investments