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A Masterclass in Corporate Finance

Five days of intensive training

2 - 6 November 2020

Central London

The course looks at transactions from the viewpoint of the managers of the companies company themselves, and highlights the negotiation and commercial issues in dealings with debt financiers and shareholders that arise from the differences in perspective and objective.


  • In what business areas should the company direct its growth?
  • Should that growth be through organic investment or by acquisition?
  • What analytical processes will guide the implementation of individual components of the strategy?
  • Should the business units be controlled from the centre, or should management be delegated?
  • How should the company manage exposures to such volatilities as commodity exposures, and exposures to interest rates and foreign exchange?
  • Should the enterprise be funded with aggressive levels of debt, or with conservatism?
  • Should the company issue publicly traded instruments or err towards private placements?
  • How will the company square conflicts between accounting impacts and economic / cashflow / value objectives?
  • What performance measures should the company prioritise when designing and implementing corporate strategy?

You’ll leave with a large volume of excel files and additional reading
material on a wide range of corporate financing topics

Download the School of Corporate Finance course brochure

Over five days, you'll explore every aspect of corporate finance. It's a very practical course with group discussions, breakout sessions and case studies and you are encouraged to try out all that you learn.

The case studies include valuation analysis, a financing structure that failed spectacularly and a strategy that went seriously wrong!  You will also be involved in several hands-on modelling exercises.



  • The Building Blocks of Corporate Finance
  • The Investment Rule
  • Practical Corporate Valuation


  • Frequently Encountered Errors in Valuation
  • Practical Pricing Techniques
  • Capital Structuring


  • Adaptations for Leveraged Finance
  • Adaptations for Limited Recourse Financing Adaptations for Emerging Markets
  • Corporate Finance Modelling – including some selective practical work


  • EVA and Shareholder Value
  • Private Treaty Sales of Businesses


  • Planning Acquisitions
  • M&A Regulation
  • Contested Bids


Richard Capps qualified as a barrister before joining Schroders and Wardley, designing structures to deal with large transactions
including limited recourse financing, corporate restructurings and acquisitions. As CFO of a company with dual head offices in Los Angeles and Australia, he managed a period of exceptional growth, with quarantined investments through a network of limited recourse vehicles involving the leisure sector, shipping,
manufacturing, film productions, pulp and paper.

The course costs £4999 + VAT = £5998.80
Book for 2-6 November 2020

IFF's Masterclass in Corporate Finance course is part of a portfolio of intensive, five-day professional courses that draw on our trainers' global experience.

Hear trainer Richard Capps introduce the course in this exclusive video.

The trainer Richard Capps made the subject matter interesting and relevant to our day-to-day tasks. Enjoyed by all participants"

Janet Card, 

Head of Credit Admin, OCBC

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