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Corporate Finance and Business Valuations –Basics

With current global trends and imbalance in specific resources between countries coupled with global reach of businesses, Merger and acquisition [M&A] activity is assuming increasing significance. For M&A decision making and implementation, business require niche finance consultancy services in the area of Corporate Finance with specific expertise in conducting industry research, feasibility studies, business valuations and due diligence reviews.

Corporate Finance is the area within finance the careers, dealing with monetary decisions that business enterprises make and the tools and analysis used to make these decisions. The primary goal of corporate finance is to maximize shareholder value while managing the firm's financial risks.

The discipline can be divided into long-term and short-term decisions and techniques. Capital investment decisions are long term choices regarding which projects will receive investment whether to finance that investment with equity or debt and when or whether to pay dividends to shareholders etc. On the other hand, short term decisions deal with the short-term balance of current assets and current liabilities; the focus here is on managing cash, inventories, and short-term borrowing and lending (such as the terms of credit extended to customers).

Business valuation is a process and a set of procedures used to estimate the economic value of an owner’s interest in a business. Valuation is used by financial market participants to determine the price they are willing to pay or receive to consummate a sale of a business. In addition to estimating the selling price of a business, the same valuation tools are often used by business appraisers to resolve disputes related to taxation, divorce litigation, allocate business purchase price among business assets, establish a formula for estimating the value of partners' ownership interest for buy-sell agreements, and many other business and legal purposes.

VKA courses/workshop focuses on the following aspects:-

• Financial analysis & modelling,
• Equity Research,
• Due Diligence Reviews.
• Valuation Concepts & applications,&
• Report Writing and case study.