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.
Who Should Attend
- Corporate Finance Officers
- Credit Managers
- Treasurers/Assistant Treasurers
- Finance Directors
- Investment Managers
- Mutual and Pension Fund Managers
- Hedge Fund Managers
- 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 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.
Dusit Thani Hotel
Dusit Thani Hotel
Dusit Thani Hotel
133 Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 343 3333
Fax: +971 4 407 2517
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
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