This course looks at how to use free cash flow concepts to analyse and evaluate corporate performance in order to make better capital budgeting and acquisition decisions.
You’ll get an introduction to free cash flow and its components and learn about cost of capital. You’ll also look at how free cash flow can be used in acquisitions, and explore some common implementation issues.
By the end of the Mergers and Acquisitions - Free Cash Flow Modeling course offered by FutureLearn in partnership with the New York Institute of Finance, you'll be able to:
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What topics will you cover?
Free cash flow components and the objective of the firm
The cost of capital, capital budgeting using free cash flow, and modified free cash flow
Using free cash flow to evaluate acquisition opportunities, and the integration of acquisitions and its issues
This course is ideal for financial analysts and associates. It is also suitable for directors and managers who have transitioned, or hope to transition, to mergers and acquisitions from other areas, such as equities or fixed income.
To get the most from this course you will need a good knowledge of financial analysis and MS Excel.
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