05 December 2019

Corporate finance - introduction


This two day course is designed to provide an overview of corporate finance and covers the main areas: public equity, private equity, raising capital and mergers and acquisitions.

Who should attend?
All who are either commencing work in a corporate finance role or wishing to gain an understanding of what is involved in corporate finance work.

What you will gain
An overview of corporate finance giving an insight into the main areas.

Programme outline

  • What is corporate finance?
  • Main activities involved in corporate finance

Raising capital

  • Sources of capital: debt and equity
  • Raising debt: types of debt
  • Raising equity: types of equity, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), rights issues, other secondary issues, the private equity market
  • Funding options in practice

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Why merge or acquire?
  • Business disposals: rationale, processes
  • Public versus private deals
  • Structuring an offer: pricing and consideration
  • Overview of regulatory considerations (City Code (Blue Book), bid timetable, competition rules)
  • Tactics during a bid: defence strategies, attack tactics.

No previous corporate finance experience is required, but a familiarity with financial statements is assumed. 

The course starts at 9.30am on both days.  Lunch and refreshments are included, but not accommodation.
12 CPD hours (where applicable). 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses

Booking Information

Date Location Price
5 December 2019 - 09:30 London - 2 day course Price: GBP 1,290.00
Member price: £1,161. Plus VAT on all prices. Accommodation not included.

Corporate finance - introduction

CIMA members and students should log in to MY CIMA before booking to receive the appropriate discount.

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The venue for this course will be confirmed 14 days before the scheduled date. 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses.  

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