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Corporate Finance Masterclass
5 – 9 November 2017
Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE
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Corporate finance is the area of finance dealing with the sources of funding and the capital structure of corporations, the actions that managers take to increase the value of the firm to the shareholders, and the tools and analysis used to allocate financial resources. The primary goal of corporate finance is to maximise or increase shareholder value through long-term and short-term financial planning and the implementation of various strategies. Everything from capital investment decisions to investment banking falls under the domain of corporate finance.

Whether you are a private company looking to sell, make an acquisition or raise capital; a public company looking to divest non-core assets or undertake a strategic acquisition in the far reaches of the globe; or an institutional investor needing proprietary knowledge or access, corporate finance knowledge is essential for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, raising capital and aligning capital structure and financing strategy with overall strategic objectives and business drivers.

Corporate Finance Executives should help companies make informed decisions about capital investments, equity and debt placements, refinancing, dividend recapitalisations, structures, and merger and acquisition alternatives. They should provide actionable insights on available capital sources, growth objectives, and potential economic returns.

This course provides a solid introduction to the fundamentals of corporate finance, emphasising their application to a wide variety of real-world situations spanning personal finance, corporate decision-making, and financial intermediation.

Key concepts and applications include: time value of money, risk-return tradeoff, cost of capital, interest rates, retirement savings, mortgage financing, capital budgeting, asset valuation, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis, net present value, internal rate of return, hurdle rate and payback period.

Course Content
  • Scope Of Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statement And Cash Flow Analysis
  • Cost Of Capital
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Capital Structure: Theory And Practice
  • Dividend Policy
  • Valuation
  • Investment Banking
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Private Placements
  • Private Equity And Venture Capital
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Derivatives And Risk Management
Who Should Attend
  • Corporate Finance Officers
  • Credit Managers
  • Treasurers/Assistant Treasurers
  • Finance Directors
  • Investment Managers
  • Mutual and Pension Fund Managers
  • Hedge Fund Managers
  • CEOs/CFOs/COOs
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Traders/Dealers
  • Systems Analysts
  • Product Development Managers
  • Product Designers
  • Financial Engineers
  • Derivatives' Executives
  • Operations or Back Office Executives
  • Internal Auditors/External Auditors
Benefits Of Attending
  • Get a hands-on and comprehensive perspective about the scope and the growing role of corporate finance
  • Review the effects of corporate financing decisions on value and risk
  • Explore Wall Street techniques for valuation and pricing
  • Determine the optimum capital and cost structures using various approaches
  • Understand the importance of the cost of capital and its mathematical computation
  • Illustrate the effect of gearing and leverage on the cost of capital and eventually your company's growth rate
  • Clarify the importance and significance of corporate finance in flotation decisions; i.e. Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Private Placements (144A issues), ADRs and GDRs
  • Focus on decisions that relate most directly to the management of your firm's equity (capital management)
  • Understand the modus operandi of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As), divestitures and corporate restructurings, and other corporate finance advisory services

    Nabil Zaki
    Professor of Corporate Finance & Derivatives
    New York University, USA

    Nabil W. Zaki has been in the investment and banking industry for more than 30 years. During that period, he assumed senior positions in both corporate finance and treasury with major Wall Street firms and international financial institutions in New York, Canada and the Middle East.

    He has held high profile management positions with Chase Manhattan Bank, Merrill Lynch, Prudential Securities and Tradition. Currently, Nabil Zaki is an adjunct Professor of Corporate Finance and Derivatives at New York University. He taught at New York Institute of Finance (currently known as FT Knowledge) from 1995 until 2004. He lectures extensively on portfolio management, risk management, derivatives, and international capital markets for major Wall Street firms and financial institutions. Nabil worked as senior vice president at both Chase Manhattan Bank as well as Merrill Lynch in a variety of senior posts in credit and treasury.

    Also, Nabil consults a number of banks and financial institutions in the USA, Asia and Japan in the areas of asset/liability management, credit derivatives and restructuring as well as risk management. Currently, he is a senior adviser for a major hedge fund; Permal Investment Management. Also, a Group Adviser for the Board of Directors of a major Asian bank; EON Bank. Previously, he served as an independent board professional director at the Board of Directors of Signature Asset Management Company Limited – a Cayman Island incorporated company.

    Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

    Celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates which is connected to the award winning Mall of the Emirates, retailing 560 prestigious brands, a 24 screen multiplex cinema and the region's largest indoor ski slope and snow park.

    With 393 rooms and suites, including 20 stunning Aspen Chalets, we boast some of the most unique and modern accommodations. All rooms are well equipped with the state of the art technology for your comfort.

    A destination guaranteed to create memorable moments for business or leisure travelers; we welcome you to a five star luxury retreat.

    Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha
    P.O. Box 120679
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Tel +971 4 341 0000
    Fax +971 4 341 2327


    Special delegate rates have been negotiated at selected hotels and we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    T:+971-4-407 2693
    F:+971-4-407 2517


    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.

Date Course Fee Before
27 August 2017
Course Fee Before
1 October 2017
Final Fee
5 – 9 November 2017
US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995 US$ 5,495

Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and successfully complete the course assessment will receive an Informa Certificate of Completion.

Pricing excludes 5% VAT, where applicable


Book and pay full fee for two colleagues and the third attends for FREE

  • Not applicable in conjunction with corporate discounts
  • Payment to be settled before start of the course to avail the offer
  • This offer is not applicable on Early Bird Prices

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