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A Masterclass in Corporate Finance

Five days of intensive training

8 - 12 June 2020

Central London

The course looks at transactions from the viewpoint of the
company itself, debt financiers and shareholders – and highlights
the negotiation and commercial issues that arise from the
differences in perspective and objective.


  • In what business areas should you direct your 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 you manage exposures to such volatilities as commodities, interest and foreign exchange?
  • Should you fund the enterprise with aggressive levels of debt, or with conservatism?
  • Should you issue publicly traded instruments or err towards private placements?
  • How will you square conflicts between accounting impacts and economic / cashflow / value objectives?
  • What performance measures should you 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
  • Practical Pricing Techniques
  • Capital Structuring


  • Leveraged Finance
  • Limited Recourse Financing
  • Adaptations for Emerging Markets
  • Modelling of Free Cash Flows


  • EVA and Shareholder Value
  • Raising Equity
  • 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 8th-12th June 2020
Book for 2nd-6th 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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